Cheesy Baked Crab Casserole in a white dish with a woman's hand holding a cracker with dip on it (with logo overlay)

Cheesy Baked Crab Casserole

Crab casserole is served at Chinese buffet restaurants, and is so easy to make at home. It’s a delicious dip that makes a great appetizer.

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One of the places I’ve missed since everything closed with the COVID shutdowns is our local Chinese food buffet. We used to go about once per month. It’s great because we can all get what we want and don’t have to wait for it.

One of my favorite things, besides the sushi, is the baked crab. All I knew was it was crab and covered in cheese. Lots of cheese. And cheese is one of my favorites!

So, since I was missing out on going to eat, we decided to make it ourselves. I wasn’t quite sure what exactly went into the baked crab. We just made some guesses based on what we remembered from the restaurant.

I made it on a weekend and we took it over to my in-laws house. I think my father-in-law and I ended up eating half of the casserole before we even made lunch that day! We had to put it away before eating the entire thing. I can’t wait to make this one for my dad next time we visit since he loves seafood, too.

Step by Step

Preheat the oven to 350F. Shred the imitation crab and put it in a large mixing bowl. I like to use the kitchen shears to cut the crab into smaller pieces.

Crab casserole ingredients in stainless steel bowls: shredded imitation crab, cream cheese, sour cream, shredded mozzarella cheese, seasonings, worcestershire sauce, and shredded cheddar cheese all on a wooden surface

Add the cream cheese, sour cream, mozzarella cheese, and 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese and stir to combine.

Crab mixture with a wooden spoon in a stainless steel bowl on a wooden surface

Add the Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, garlic powder, and pepper.

Crab casserole mixture with a wooden spoon in a stainless steel bowl on a wooden surface

Spread the crab dip in a casserole dish.

Crab casserole mixture in a white casserole dish next to a stainless steel bowl of shredded cheddar cheese all on a wooden surface

Cover with the remaining cheddar cheese.

Casserole dish covered with shredded cheddar cheese on a wooden surface

Bake for 30 minutes until the cheese is bubbly. Serve warm with Ritz crackers.

Woman's hand holding a cracker dipped in baked crab casserole over the casserole dish with a white and blue towel behind all on a wooden surface (vertical)

Leftovers

Store the leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator. To reheat, place back in the oven on 350F for about 10-15 minutes.

Recipe

Originally Published On: August 7, 2020

Cheesy Baked Crab Casserole in a white dish with a woman's hand holding a cracker with dip on it

Cheesy Baked Crab Casserole

Crab casserole is served at Chinese buffet restaurants, and is so easy to make at home. It's a delicious dip that makes a great appetizer.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheddar cheese, crab
Servings: 4 cups
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

  • 8 oz imitation crab
  • 4 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 1 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • Ritz crackers

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F
  • Shred the imitation crab and put it in a large mixing bowl
  • Add the cream cheese, sour cream, mozzarella cheese, and 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese and stir to combine
  • Add the Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, garlic powder, and pepper
  • Spread the crab dip in a casserole dish
  • Cover with the remaining cheddar cheese
  • Bake for 30 minutes until the cheese is bubbly
  • Serve warm with Ritz crackers
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Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Baked Crab Casserole
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cups)
Calories 212 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 437mg18%
Potassium 65mg2%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 519IU10%
Calcium 230mg23%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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6 thoughts on “Cheesy Baked Crab Casserole”

  1. This recipe sounds delicious and it looks fairly straightforward to make too. We hardly ever eat crab – I’ve no idea why as I love it when we do have it!

    1. Oh man, that’s hard. My mom is severely allergic but always has been so she doesn’t know what she’s missing. This would probably work with shredded chicken, too.

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