Cut sliced of cheesy crab roll on a square white plate next to a bowl of tartar sauce and a grey and white napkin on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Cheesy Crab Roll Appetizer

Cheesy Crab Roll is a perfect, easy to make appetizer to bring to any gathering. In about 30 minutes you have a hot dish ready to go.

Let me start by telling you that I call this an appetizer, but it can be filling enough for a meal. At least, Justin and I had it for dinner one night. But really, cheesy crab roll is a perfect appetizer to bring to a pot luck. It doesn’t take long to make and uses easy ingredients.

Growing up, I didn’t eat a lot of seafood. My mom is severely allergic so we never had any in the house. Since college, I’ve tried more seafood and found that I do enjoy some of it. I still don’t like any that’s really fishy, but mild seafood works for me. That’s why we cook with tilapia for most fish meals. With all of the other flavors in the cheesy crab roll, the taste of the crab is not overpowering, which is exactly what I wanted.

We used a tube of crescent rolls and kept it as one big piece for the dough. You could also get a refrigerated pizza dough similar to the crescent rolls. I think the crescent rolls give it a bit more of a flaky crust, though.

Also, make sure you use lump crab. It comes in a can and is usually near the tuna and other canned seafood. You could use fresh crab meat, but that’s going to be much more expensive.

Step by Step

Preheat the oven to 350F. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the cream cheese, green onion, and dill.

Roll out the crescent rolls and pinch the seams together.

Place the lump crab meat down the center of the crescent rolls leaving room on both ends for rolling it up.

Carefully spread the cream cheese mixture on top of the crab meat.

Gently roll the crescent roll over the fillings and flip it so the seam is down. Brush it with an egg wash.

Move the roll to a preheated baking stone or a baking sheet and bake for about 25-30 minutes, until the dough is golden brown. Slice and serve warm. We had it with tartar sauce on the side to dip.

Recipe

Cut sliced of cheesy crab roll on a square white plate next to a bowl of tartar sauce and a grey and white napkin on a wooden surface

Cheesy Crab Roll

Cheesy Crab Roll is a perfect, easy to make appetizer to bring to any gathering. In about 30 minutes you have a hot dish ready to go.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crab, cream cheese, seafood
Servings: 10 pieces
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 green onion (chopped)
  • 1 tsp dill
  • 1 can crescent rolls
  • 6 oz lump crab meat
  • 1 egg

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the cream cheese, green onion, and dill
  • Roll out the crescent rolls and pinch the seams together
  • Place the lump crab meat down the center of the crescent rolls leaving room on both ends for rolling it up
  • Carefully spread the cream cheese mixture on top of the crab meat
  • Gently roll the crescent roll over the fillings and flip it so the seam is down
  • Brush it with an egg wash
  • Move the roll to a preheated baking stone or a baking sheet and bake for about 25-30 minutes, until the dough is golden brown
  • Slice and serve warm
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Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Crab Roll
Amount Per Serving (1 piece)
Calories 179 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Sodium 411mg17%
Potassium 75mg2%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 340IU7%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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16 thoughts on “Cheesy Crab Roll Appetizer”

  1. 30 minutes for this cheesy snack? Oh myyyy that’s so wonderful! This recipe just doesn’t look delicious but it’s so easy to make!

  2. Crab is definitely one of my all time favorites when it comes to seafood. I just had some the other night and I loved it like always. But I’ve never done a roll like this. Looks really delicious though. I will have to try this out. 🙂

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