Crab Muffins

JM Avallone


I am sure some of you have seen and or eaten these before, I have been making them for 20yrs. I catered my brother’s wedding and he personally requested these, he was on a very small budget and there was no way I could make them for the huge wedding he had. So I had made just enough with real crab meat for the wedding party and I snuck in tuna for the rest of the guest. I did add some old bay for the tuna batches. as I opened the kitchen door there was a crowd waiting I did not get two steps into the hall before the platter was empty


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96 pieces
30 Min
15 Min


  • 1 Lb
    crab meat (picked over well)
  • 1/2 lb
    butter softened to room temp
  • 1 Tbsp
    mayonnaise (please use the brand you love)
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder, ( garlic salt can be used in a pinch)
  • 1 tsp
    seasoned salt (make your own see tips)
  • 12
    english muffins ( i use thomas)
  • 2
    5oz jars kraft old english cheese spread

How to Make Crab Muffins


  1. Soften butter and cheese spread to room temperature, beat well with mixer with the garlic powder, Mayo & season salt.
  2. Gently fold in picked over crab meat, spread over English muffins halves. Cut with a sharp knife in to four sections and freeze they do cut easier if they are slightly frozen.
  3. Place on a sheet pan, cookie sheet whatever will fit in your freezer freeze till completely frozen. Sometimes I will put a sheet of wax or parchment paper on the pan but it is not necessary. Package in freezer bags and store.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees, take out as many as you are in the mood for and heat for 10-15 minutes until hot & bubbly and as brown as you like.
  5. Tips: you see here it says to make your own season salt, there are many variations of season salt personally I skipped this step altogether as most call for garlic powder so it just depends on what mood I am in if I want some onion powder or salt I just toss in a bit so on and so forth most of the time all I add is the garlic powder feel free as always to tailor it to your liking I will post some salt recipes I have found. This season blend can also but used on chicken, fish, pork ect.
  6. Season Salt recipes:Combine. Blend thoroughly, put into a shaker and use in place on other seasonings

    #1- Lawrys

    #2- 6 tablespoons salt
    1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
    1/2 teaspoon marjoram
    1/2 teaspoon garlic salt or garlic powder
    2 1/4 teaspoons paprika
    1/4 teaspoon curry powder
    1 teaspoon dry mustard
    1/4 teaspoon onion powder
    1/8 teaspoon dill weed
    1/2 teaspoon celery salt

    #3- 2 tbsp. salt
    2 tbsp. paprika
    1 tsp. ground pepper
    1 tsp. onion salt
    1 tsp. garlic salt

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About Crab Muffins

Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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