Muffin-Tin Crab Cakes


We've taken the frying and fuss out of crab cakes by shaping and baking them in muffin tins. For the best taste, look for pasteurized crabmeat in the refrigerator case at your market's fish counter, a better choice than canned varieties. Make It a Meal: Try these cakes with some tangy tartar sauce and coleslaw.

Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
6 servings, 2 cakes each
Nutrition Profile:


  • 1 pound crabmeat

  • 2 cups fresh whole-wheat breadcrumbs, (see Tip)

  • ½ red bell pepper, minced

  • 3 scallions, sliced

  • ¼ cup reduced-fat mayonnaise

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 large egg white

  • 10 dashes hot sauce, such as Tabasco

  • ½ teaspoon celery salt

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • 6 lemon wedges, for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Generously coat a 12-cup nonstick muffin pan with cooking spray.

  2. Mix crab, breadcrumbs, bell pepper, scallions, mayonnaise, eggs, egg white, hot sauce, celery salt and pepper in a large bowl until well combined. Divide mixture evenly among muffin cups. Bake until crispy and cooked through, 20 to 25 minutes. Serve with lemon wedges.


Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave or serve cold.

Tip: To make fresh breadcrumbs: Trim crusts from firm sandwich bread. Tear bread into pieces and process in a food processor until a coarse crumb forms. One slice of bread makes about 1/3 cup crumbs.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

208 Calories
6g Fat
17g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 208
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Total Sugars 4g
Added Sugars 2g 4%
Protein 23g 46%
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 115mg 38%
Vitamin A 755IU 15%
Vitamin C 25mg 28%
Folate 21mcg 5%
Sodium 606mg 26%
Calcium 70mg 5%
Iron 2mg 8%
Magnesium 44mg 11%
Potassium 94mg 2%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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