Delicious Crab Muffins Recipe for Seafood Lovers

I know some of you may think that muffins and seafood are an odd pairing, but hear me out. Have you ever had a crab muffin? This recipe for crab muffins is not only the perfect combination of fresh seafood and soft, buttery English muffins, but it’s also an absolute showstopper.

These cheesy crab melts will leave your taste buds dancing and your guests begging for more. I promise this recipe will soon become a staple in your kitchen. It’s perfect for brunch, lunch or even as an appetizer at your next dinner party. Not to mention, the ease and simplicity of the recipe makes it perfect for those busy weeknights when you want something delicious, but don’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen.

So why not add a little bit of excitement to your next meal with this crab muffin recipe? Trust me, once you try it, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it. Get ready to taste the best crab muffin melts you’ve ever had.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Crab Muffins
Crab Muffins

Dear fellow foodies and baking enthusiasts,

Let me tell you all about my new obsession- Crab Muffins! If you’re a seafood lover like me, then I guarantee this recipe will be a game-changer for you. These savory muffins are packed with rich crab meat and are perfect for breakfast, brunch or as a snack any time of the day.

Now, if you’re wondering what sets these muffins apart from other standard breakfast options, then let me give you some compelling reasons why you’ll fall in love with this recipe:

Firstly, the combination of buttery English muffins and tender crab meat creates a mouth-watering flavor explosion that’s hard to resist. The addition of Old English Cheese spread and garlic salt offers an extra layer of richness and depth that elevates this recipe to another level.

Secondly, this recipe is incredibly versatile. It can be served warm or cold, by itself or as a base for other dishes. You can easily customize the filling by adding chopped bell peppers or scallions to give it an extra crunch or even use imitation crab meat instead of real crab. You could also try serving this with cornbread muffins for a delightful fusion-style twist.

Lastly, these Crab Muffins are quick and easy to make. You only need a few basic ingredients and minimal preparation time. They’re perfect for when you want something tasty and fulfilling without spending hours in the kitchen.

In conclusion, if you’re tired of boring breakfast options and looking for a new culinary adventure to embark upon, then look no further than this Crab Muffins recipe. It’s delicious, versatile and effortless to create. Try it out today and watch as it becomes one of your new favorite go-to dishes.

Ingredient List

 Bite-sized crab muffins perfect for any party.
Bite-sized crab muffins perfect for any party.

Gather Your Ingredients

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make these scrumptious crab muffins:

  • 1 jar (5 ounces) Old English cheese spread
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 4 ounces crab meat, drained and flaked
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped (1/4 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons sliced scallions
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 package (6 count) split English muffins

These ingredients are easy to find at your local grocery store, and you might have some of them in your pantry already. Don’t worry if there’s something on the list that you’re not familiar with – everything is user-friendly and widely available.

The Recipe How-To

 A crabby twist on your favorite breakfast muffin.
A crabby twist on your favorite breakfast muffin.

Now, it’s time for the fun part – putting all the ingredients together to make these delicious Crab Muffins! Don’t worry, it’s easier than you might think. Just follow these simple steps.

Step 1: Mixing the Crab

In a bowl, mix together 1 can of Crab Meat, 2 tablespoons of Mayonnaise, and ¼ teaspoon of Garlic Salt. Stir well until everything is evenly combined.

Step 2: Preparing the English Muffins

Cut your English muffins in half and spread about 1 tablespoon of Butter on each half. Then, spread about 1 tablespoon of Old English Cheese Spread on top of the butter. Make sure to cover the whole surface.

Step 3: Adding the Crab Mixture

Spoon some of the crab mixture onto each English muffin half, spreading it evenly over the top of the cheese spread.

Step 4: Broiling the Muffins

Place your prepared Crab Muffins on a baking sheet and broil them in the oven for a few minutes until they are heated through and golden brown on top.

Step 5: Serving Your Crab Muffins

Once your muffins are done, take them out of the oven and let them cool for a minute or two before serving. These delicious crab melts are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or as an appetizer for any party!

That’s it! This is all you need to make these mouth-watering Crab Muffins, perfect for any occasion.

Substitutions and Variations

 These muffins are anything but basic with a delicious crab filling.
These muffins are anything but basic with a delicious crab filling.

If you are looking to switch things up or cater to different dietary needs, there are a number of substitutions and variations that work well with this crab muffins recipe.

Firstly, if you don’t have access to crab meat or prefer not to use it, you can always try using imitation crab meat. While the taste and texture may differ slightly, it will still make for a delicious alternative to the real thing.

For those who are lactose intolerant or avoid dairy products, consider substituting the butter with a non-dairy alternative such as margarine or coconut oil. You can also try using vegan cheese as a substitute for the old English cheese spread.

If you’re feeling creative, try mixing up the seasoning for your crab mixture. Add some spicy paprika or chili flakes for an extra kick or substitute the lemon juice for lime juice to give your muffins a twist of tanginess.

Additionally, for those who want a heartier meal, try serving your crab muffins on top of cornbread instead of English muffins. You could even switch out the muffin tin for a mini muffin tin and create bite-sized crab puffs perfect for appetizers.

No matter what substitutions or variations you choose to experiment with, have fun and enjoy creating your own unique twist on this classic recipe!

Serving and Pairing

 Made with real crab meat - these muffins are seafood heaven in every bite.
Made with real crab meat – these muffins are seafood heaven in every bite.

Now that your crab muffins are ready to be served, let me be clear, they are not just any ordinary muffin! These tasty treats are a seriously savory appetizer, perfect for any get-together or party. Trust me; your guests will be thanking you.

For serving the crab muffins, prepare a plate with Old Bay seasoning as a garnish to give your muffins that extra kick of flavor. Alternatively, you could try topping them with chopped chives or parsley for added freshness.

Pairing-wise, I’d recommend pairing these with a crisp white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay. The buttery flavors of this recipe merge exceptionally well with a light and lively wine. If wine is not your cup of tea (or glass of fermented grape juice), don’t worry! My personal preference is beer, particularly an IPA – making this the perfect pairing for all craft beer enthusiasts out there.

These delights can also serve as a fabulous snack in between meals or even as an everyday breakfast item. For breakfast variations pair it with your favorite coffee recipe (a latte, perhaps?) and put some hot chili sauce or ketchup on top for additional zest.

The sweet and salty combination of this dish makes it perfect for virtually every occasion! Serve them up hot and steamy straight off the oven and relish the beauty of these little cheesy creatures. Your friends and family will be begging for more!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A perfect savory snack for your next brunch gathering.
A perfect savory snack for your next brunch gathering.

Picture this: You’ve just made a fresh batch of deliciously cheesy crab muffins. The aroma wafts through your kitchen, and your mouth waters just thinking about the gooey goodness that’s coming your way. But you can’t possibly eat them all at once, and you want to make sure they still taste great later on. Fear not, my baker friend, for I have some tips to help you store and reheat these heavenly muffins!

If you’re planning on making these muffins ahead of time, you’ll be happy to know that they can be prepared up to a day in advance. Simply follow the recipe instructions and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator until you’re ready to bake them. I recommend reheating them in the oven at 350°F for 5-7 minutes to get them nice and toasty.

Now let’s say that you’ve already baked the muffins, but didn’t eat them all in one sitting. You can store any leftovers in an airtight container or wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and store them in the fridge for up to three days. To reheat them, place them in the oven at 350°F for about 5 minutes, or until they are warmed through and the cheese is melted and gooey.

But what if you don’t want to turn on the oven? Fear not! You can also reheat these muffins in the microwave. Pop them on a microwave-safe plate and heat on high for about 20-30 seconds per muffin. Just keep an eye on them so they don’t get too hot or dry out.

One last thing to keep in mind is that it’s best to avoid freezing these muffins as they may not hold up well after being frozen. They are best enjoyed fresh out of the oven or within a few days of being baked.

So go ahead and indulge in as many crab muffins as your heart desires knowing that they can be stored and reheated easily. It’s like having a warm hug from an old friend whenever you want!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Forget the traditional crab cakes, these muffins are the new star of the seafood world.
Forget the traditional crab cakes, these muffins are the new star of the seafood world.

Making crab muffins requires precision and attention to detail if you want a dish that looks and tastes great. But don’t be discouraged! Here are some tips to help you achieve perfect results with this recipe.

First, do not overmix the crab meat. Just mix it enough to combine all the ingredients. Otherwise, your muffins may end up becoming dense, tough, and considerably less appetizing.

Second, try not to overbake the crab muffins. This recipe doesn’t require much time in the oven. Bake it until lightly browned on top and set in the middle to avoid turning it into a rubbery texture that nobody will find desirable.

Third, if you’re using imitation crab meat instead of fresh or canned lump crab meat or in addition to another type of crab meat, ensure you season it correctly. Imitation crab meat can be quite bland on its own but won’t take away from an already well-flavored mixture.

Fourth, be generous with the Old English cheese spread as this is what will give your muffins lots of delicious cheesy flavor. You can also add some butter or garlic powder if you fancy it.

Fifth, consider mixing together several types of cheese for added flavor complexity like cream cheese, cheddar cheese or even boursin cheese spread. Always start with soft cheese since they melt better.

Finally, serve your muffins hot with a freshly cut lemon garnish on top for that refreshing citrus twist; it’s best when squeezed over the warm muffin to bring out all those flavors. A great accompaniment would be mixed baby greens or a cup of soup.

With these tips, your crab muffins will undoubtedly come out mouth-wateringly good. Remember always to experiment in your kitchen and have fun while cooking!


Now, it’s time to tackle some common questions and concerns regarding the Crab Muffins Recipe. I know that trying out a new recipe can be intimidating, especially if you’re not familiar with some of the ingredients or techniques used. But don’t worry, I’m here to answer your queries and provide you with some helpful tips to ensure success in the kitchen. Keep on reading to find answers to frequently asked questions about this cheesy and flavorful recipe.

What is crab Delight made out of?

This recipe calls for Alaska Pollock, water, potato starch, corn starch, sugar, sorbitol, egg whites, mirin wine, snow crabmeat, potassium chloride, artificial crab flavor, sodium tripolyphosphate, tetrasodium pyrophosphate, color added, and paprika oleoresin.

Is canned crab any good?

When it comes to canned seafood, there is quite a range in quality. The ideal canned seafood should contain actual chunks of seafood that have a texture and flavor that is similar to fresh seafood, with as few additives as possible. On the other hand, low-quality canned products might have a fishy or chemical taste due to the excessive use of salt and preservatives. While fresh-packed canned seafood is an attractive option, it can be quite costly.

What goes with stuffed crabs?

For a meal that complements the delicious combination of sweet and savory flavors in tender crab meat, there’s nothing quite like a serving of freshly charred grilled veggies. These vegetables not only add a pop of color to your plate but are also packed with essential nutrients. Additionally, herbed potatoes make for a warm and comforting side dish. Grilled avocados will add a creamy and healthy twist to your meal, while a chickpea salad serves as a light and refreshing option. Asparagus and tomatoes are another classic pairing that look beautiful when tossed together. Bread rolls complement the flavors of the dish and make it an even heartier meal. Finally, a stylish cocktail rounds out the menu perfectly.

Bottom Line

Now that you have learned how to make these delicious crab muffins, I highly recommend that you give them a try. Whether as an appetizer or a main dish, they are sure to impress your guests and satisfy your craving for seafood.

Furthermore, this recipe offers endless possibilities for substitutions and variations. Don’t be afraid to get creative with the ingredients and make it your own.

Remember to follow the tips and recommendations provided in this article to ensure the best possible outcome. And if you encounter any issues along the way, refer to the FAQ section for guidance.

In conclusion, this Crab Muffins recipe is a must-try for any seafood lover. So what are you waiting for? Get baking and enjoy these delicious treats!

Crab Muffins

Crab Muffins Recipe

SOURCE: KATHY STERLING . Kathy's family owned and operated a crab processing business on the eastern shore of Maryland. Cooking time include time in the freezer. Edit 04/18/09 I found out 2 days ago Kathy died of advanced breast cancer ( it had gone into her bones ). Ladies do not ignore the symptoms. If you make this recipe keep Kathy in mind as you do please. Kathy gave me this recipe in 1987.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American (Southern)
Keyword: < 60 Mins, Cheese, Crab, Easy
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Calories: 173.8kcal


  • 4 English muffins, split with a fork
  • 6 ounces crabmeat, drained (fresh or canned)
  • 8 ounces Kraft Old English cheese spread
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 3/8 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt


  • Soften cheese and butter; mix all ingredients together.
  • Spread mixture on muffin halves.
  • Freeze at least 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 325f until lightly browned or put under broiler until lightly browned.
  • To serve as appetizers cut each muffin half into quarters.

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Serving: 60g | Calories: 173.8kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.6g | Protein: 6.6g | Fat: 10.5g | Saturated Fat: 5.9g | Cholesterol: 32.8mg | Sodium: 383mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1.2g

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