Easy Cheesy Crab Appetizer Recipe


There once was a time when New Year’s Eve for us meant BIG PLANS! I’m talking about parties that didn’t end until well into the next day. These days? Not so much. For the last few years we have hung out at home eating munchies, playing games and watching the ball drop on TV.

This year was no different. Jammies, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rocking Eve, and snacks were on the agenda. We ate stuffed mushrooms, mini hot dogs wrapped in crescent rolls, veggies with dip, and crabby patties! It was quite the partaaay!

These crabby patties have been a holiday staple in my family for as long as I can remember. They taste amazing and are so simple to make! Even the kids love them and you can’t beat that!


1 Package of english muffins (6 count)
1 jar of Old English cheese spread
1 can of lump crab (drained)
1 stick of butter (softened)
2 teaspoons of garlic
1 tablespoon of mayo


While the oven is preheating to 350 degrees split the english muffins in half and place them on a baking sheet. Then add the cheese, butter, and garlic into a mixing bowl and incorporate them well.

Using a fork, mix in the crab meat. It will begin to shred into the cheese mixture. Once that happens add in a tablespoon of mayo to loosen things up just a bit.

Now smooth the crab spread onto each halved english muffin. I recommend sticking the cheese topped muffins into the freezer for at least 15 minutes before cutting them into bite-sized triangles. Freezing is not necessary but makes them much easier to cut!

Now bake for about 15-20 or until they begin to bubble and brown. Serve while hot and enjoy!

*Quick hostess tip*

I make several batches of these, cut them into triangles and then stick them in the freezer in a large ziplock bag. Not only are they available to make for holiday gatherings but when those unexpected guests stop by I can just pop  a few in the oven. Bam, super easy and delicious appetizers in minutes!


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Sara is just your average rural mommy trying to balance life as a wife, mom of 3 girls (ages 13, 5, & 3) and blogger…and how she doesn't always succeed. When she's not wrangling kiddos she enjoys writing, gardening, and trying out new recipes. Connect with Sara on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+ to follow her journey to parental bliss!


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  1. Um….YUM~!!!! I seriously am gonna try this when my mom and sis are in town this week! Thanks so much for the simple and delicious recipe that it looks to be!!! :)

  2. Heathers Happenings says:

    That looks so good. I’m gonna have to give these a try and hope my picky eaters will try them too!

  3. I love seafood and these look easy and delicious! I am trying these soon, already pinned them! Thanks for sharing!

    Stopped by from UBP!

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  4. These look amazingly delicious and so easy. We may have to try these for our Superbowl Party! Thanks for sharing this recipe :)
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