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.Jump to Recipe
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. If you enjoy lump crab, you should also try our hot crab dip.
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.
Originally Published On: August 28, 2019
Cheesy Crab Roll
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 1 green onion (chopped)
- 1 tsp dill
- 1 can crescent rolls
- 6 oz lump crab meat
- 1 egg
- 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
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
26 thoughts on “Cheesy Crab Roll Appetizer”
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!
Yes! It’s so quick and easy and makes a great appetizer.
Oh I like the idea having dipping it in tartar sauce. I am a fan of anything cream cheese related!
I will eat just about anything with cream cheese, too!
All of your recipes make me so hungry! We have a dinner party coming up and this would be perfect for it.
Oh yes, this would be a great appetizer to serve at a dinner party! Have fun!!
I can’t believe how crazy-simple this is! I don’t do crab BUT I bet my hubby and the girls would love this!
You could sub out the crab for chicken or other similar meats, too. I haven’t tried that, but now that we are talking about it I want to next time!
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. 🙂
It was delicious, and crab isn’t my favorite type of seafood. If it’s yours then you should definitely give this one a try.
OMG, this is such an easy recipe 😍 Hubby loves crabs so usually he makes simple spicy crab curry on weekends. I am sure, he will love this one ❤
Crab curry sounds delicious, too! This might be great for something different for him.
wow! a 30 minute cheesy snack is so cool. My son would love every bite of it. He is big fan of cheese. I would share this recipe with my cook for this Sunday
I love quick recipes, so yes, 30 minutes fits in with that! It’s such a great cheesy, crabby appetizer.
I’ve been a big fan of your recipes and I do some of them during the weekend. I bet this one taste great too!
It’s such a yummy appetizer. Using a full block of cheese made it very cheesy, but you could lower that if you want the crab flavor to come out more.
I really love your recipes, and this one is no exception to that. I made this, and it was supposed to be an appetizer.
BUUUUUUUT, we loved it so much, we ended up making a meal out of it. LOL
This is easy, fast, and tasty. I think this might be my favorite of all your recipes so far!
These sounds amazing and looks even better! I’ve never had crab rolls (are they similar to fish cakes?), but adding cheese to anything is a bonus.
Oh wow, that looks lovely. I could eat that anytime. I like that it has lots of cheese, you can’t go wrong with it.
Wow! This cheesy appetizer dish looks absolutely delicious and yummy! The crispy texture from the outside makes it more enticing and the cheesy inside will make this an instant favorite. Loved it!
I would substitute the crab meat with something vegetarian, but would love to try this recipe. It looks good.
The cheesy crab roll looks good to me. I would love to sample this at as an appetizer.
OH yum! We love crab and this is something I bet my husband would LOVE!
I’m not a big fan of crab, but I know that my husband would love this. I need to test it out sometime. They look really cool, too!
Hhhhmmm….it’s my first time seeing this appetizer. I love what I’ve seen in its description. Time to give it a try.