Crabmeat Boats

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.


2 servings

Updated: Aug. 31, 2023
I've been making this recipe for more than 40 years. You can also spread the filling on small rolls and serve them as an appetizer. —June Strang, Grand Blanc, Michigan


  • 2 kaiser rolls, split
  • 2 teaspoons butter, softened
  • 1 can (6 ounces) lump crabmeat, drained
  • 4 ounces Swiss cheese, cubed
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon seafood seasoning, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Carefully hollow out each roll, leaving a 1/2-in. shell (save removed bread for another use). Spread inside of rolls with butter. In a large bowl, combine the crab, cheese, celery, mayonnaise, parsley, seafood seasoning if desired, and paprika; divide between rolls. Wrap each in foil and place on a baking sheet. Bake until cheese is melted, 15-20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 636 calories, 44g fat (16g saturated fat), 155mg cholesterol, 1003mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 35g protein.