Easy Holiday Appetizer Recipe: Crabbies

Tracking PixelIt’s hard to go long between mid-November and mid- January without being invited to a gathering of one kind or another.  We’ve already got things on our calendar, and it’s barely November! I don’t know about you, but I always try to bring something along when we are invited to someone’s home or gathering- some flowers, perhaps, or something to eat.  Usually something to eat, and appetizers are usually my go-to.  The family favorite for an easy holiday appetizer recipe is, hands down, something we call Crabbies.  Crabbies are just warm, cheesy, crabby bites of delight, and you’ll probably want to make a double batch because they never last long. Ever.  One great thing about Crabbies is that you can freeze them. Make a bunch, wrap them up, and pop them in the oven when you need to have them ready.  Boom.  Awesome apps already made. This recipe post is part of a sponsored partnership with Louis Kemp Crab Delights® and myself.  Opinions are my own.

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Crabbies

Ingredients

1 package Louis Kemp Crab Delights® 8 oz. flake

1 package English Muffins

1 package Cheddar Cheese spread in a jar (let it sit out for 20 minutes or so to soften up a bit)

1 stick butter, softened

1 tbsp garlic powder (you can go heavier or lighter on this, depending on how much you love garlic or not!)

1 TBSP mayonnaise

crabbies ingredients

Directions

Mix all ingredients together.  Honestly, I tried to do this by hand, and it might be that I’m lazy, but after about 4 tries, popped the whole mix into my stand mixer and let a machine do the work for me.

crabbies in bowl

A few minutes on a low speed and voila! Crabbies filling was ready.

crabbies in mixer

After your filling/topping is well mixed, simply open your muffins to be open faced, and generously apply the crabbies mixture.

crabbies filling

crabbies topped

 

crabbies with fillingIf you are planning to enjoy the Crabbies that night, pop them in a 350 oven for about 10 minutes.

 

crabbies in ovenIf you are planning to freeze your Crabbies and make them another night, place the muffin halves atop one another with parchment paper in between (or wax paper) to make a ‘sandwich’ and wrap to freeze. Be sure to label the packaging!

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Crabbies bake in a 350 oven for about 10 minutes.

Frozen Crabbies bake in a 350 oven for 12-15 minutes.

When your Crabbies are done baking, let them cool just a few minutes, and cut into 6 pieces per muffin. A large knife or a pizza cutter work quite well.

That’s it.  You can fancy up the plate or platter you’re serving the Crabbies on if you like!

 

IMG_6502Louis Kemp Crab Delights are made from Alaska Pollock (a highly sustainable whitefish) and real snow crab. They work great in so many recipes, including our beloved Crabbies, and add a boost of protein to any dish. (They are also great on their own as a healthy, low calorie snack that’s high in omega 3’s and ready-to-eat straight from the bag). I promised my family I’d make them some crab cakes with the CrabDelights in the next few weeks. I love finding new proteins to mix up our dinner routines!!

 

 

louis-kemp-crab-delights-flakeYou can receive $1 off on any one Louis Kemp product by going to http://bit.ly/1VWSj82

Easy Holiday Appetizer Recipe: Crabbies
Author: Brett
Ingredients
  • 1 package Louis Kemp Crab Delights® 8 oz. flake
  • 1 package English Muffins
  • 1 package Cheddar Cheese spread in a jar (let it sit out for 20 minutes or so to soften up a bit)
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder (you can go heavier or lighter on this, depending on how much you love garlic or not!)
  • 1 TBSP mayonnaise
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together. Honestly, I tried to do this by hand, and it might be that I’m lazy, but after about 4 tries, popped the whole mix into my stand mixer and let a machine do the work for me. A few minutes on a low speed and voila! Crabbies filling was ready.
  2. After your filling/topping is well mixed, simply open your muffins to be open faced, and generously apply the crabbies mixture.
  3. If you are planning to enjoy the Crabbies that night, pop them in a 350 oven for about 10 minutes.
  4. If you are planning to freeze your Crabbies and make them another night, place the muffin halves atop one another to make a ‘sandwich’ and wrap to freeze. Be sure to label the packaging!
  5. Crabbies bake in a 350 oven for about 10 minutes.
  6. Frozen Crabbies bake in a 350 oven for 12-15 minutes.
  7. When your Crabbies are done baking, let them cool just a few minutes, and cut into 6 pieces per muffin. A large knife or a pizza cutter work quite well.
  8. That’s it. You can fancy up the plate or platter you’re serving the Crabbies on if you like!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Louis Kemp Crab Delights®.

 

About the author: I’m a 30-something mom to three, brand ambassador. content creator, social media maven, blogger extraordinaire, earth lover, butcher, baker, candlestick maker (or something along those lines) – love word games, crafting, cake decorating or shooting pictures.

25 comments… add one
  • Oooh, I love crab ANYTHING, and this sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing the yummies at Merry Monday!

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  • I so love imitation crab!! this recipe sound and looks awesome! Yum! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Sharing on G+ & pinning! Have a great week!
    Kim

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  • That’s such a creative way to use crab. I bet those appetizers will be a hit at any party you serve them at.

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  • A crab appetizer will always be welcome at any party I’m attending! Good seafood can really elevate a food table!

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  • These look yummy. My parents and
    i were talking about appetizers the other day. I will send them this recipe.

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  • Oh my heck these look amazing! I need to make these and get them in my belly NOW!!!

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  • Oh wow, you can bet I pinned this baby. I like to have classy bites to take places that looked like I slaved but actually are easy. Thanks for the great recipe.

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  • I love crab, this recipe looks so good! What a nice recipe for the holidays!

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  • What a tasty looking appetizer. May need to try it.

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  • These look tasty. It’s also a plus that they’re super easy to make.

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  • I’m totally not a crab meat person, but my husband is. These sound like they are right up his alley! Maybe I will surprise him this weekend 🙂

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  • These look so yummy. They would make a great appetizer.

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  • Oh my goodness, those are super-simple, yet they can be made to be perfect for any holiday party. Thanks for the advice and recipe.

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  • This is such a great idea! I have to pick up some of those Crab Delights.

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  • Now that’s something my hubby would want on more than just holiday days. lol We’ve already got 3 parties on the calendar so they’d be a great appetizer to take with us.

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  • Oh these would be a HUGE hit at my get togethers near Christmas! I am pretty sure I could make these without making a mess of them too!

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  • This would be a great appetizer or a game day food! I might just make it as an appetizer for thanksgiving.

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  • ow these crabbies are the perfect holiday appetizer! They look delicious and the perfect size too!

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  • I’ll have to keep an eye out for those Crab Delights packs, I bet they’d go great in our holiday ceviche! Of course we’ll have to try this recipe too!

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  • Those look so great. I love these because they’re fancy, but not overly expensive. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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  • Those look awesome! This is exactly the kind of nom nom I love. Thanks!

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  • That is a great idea. I am sure these are the hit of any party.

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