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Crab Toast Recipe

Crab Toast Recipe

If you prefer casual dining in the summer, try this scrumptious entree that’s crunchy, creamy and delightfully rich. Or serve at your next party, cut into smaller appetizer-size slices. —Teri Rasey, Cadillac, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 loaf (16 ounces) French bread
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 4 plum tomatoes, peeled and finely chopped, divided
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) imitation crabmeat
  • 3/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Italian cheese blend, divided


  • 1. Cut bread in half horizontally; hollow out top and bottom, leaving 1-in. shells. Crumble removed bread; set aside.
  • 2. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat; add half of the tomatoes. Add the jalapeno, garlic and cilantro; cook and stir for 4 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  • 3. In a large bowl, combine the crab, ricotta and sour cream. Stir in the tomato mixture, reserved bread crumbs and 1 cup cheese blend. Spoon into bread shells.
  • 4. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes. Top with remaining cheese blend and tomatoes. Bake 5-7 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 571 calories, 23g fat (15g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 1290mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 29g protein.

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katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 254204
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2016

"I thought this recipe was okay but not great and agree that it seemed like something was missing."

haley14 User ID: 1887911 183367
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2010

"I have not made this recipe yet but am going to shortly. It is a contest winner so your review is a little surprising, but it does appear to be missing salt or basic seasoning. I will try adding some Old Bay seasoning too. Let ya know how it turns out."

daduk User ID: 1648289 185457
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2009

"I was a little disappointed with this recipe. I thought there was not much taste to the sandwich. Something is missing and I am not quite sure what. I think I will have to try adding other spices or something. Any ideas?"

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