My Cheesy Crabmeat Canapes are an deliciously indulgent appetizer that can be made ahead for whenever you’re hosting company–or maybe just for you! I enjoyed these growing up and now you can enjoy them too.
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I’m going to start off by saying that this recipe for Cheesy Crabmeat Canapes is not healthy. In any way. I know I normally try to post recipes that are relatively healthy but I’ve wanted to post this Crabmeat Canapes recipe for awhile so consider it a chance to indulge. I remember my mom making these when I was growing up in the 70’s and 80’s and they were always SO good! It’s no wonder with the cheese, crab and butter, right?
Now that that disclaimer is out of the way, there are a couple of bonuses to this recipe (aside from the yummy flavor): it makes a lot and you can make them ahead of time which makes them perfect for tailgating gatherings for the big game—or anytime really. I think they would be perfect as an appetizer for family gatherings year round or during the holidays. At some point, I hope to “healthify” this recipe so wish me luck! At least I did use whole wheat English muffins. They are so simple, you’ll want to have some on hand in your freezer for any impromptu get together.
This week I’m joining my Sunday Supper friends again with this recipe. We’re all sharing ideas and recipes that can be made for your tailgating events. Check out the links at the bottom of this post to find LOTS of delicious recipes that are perfect for hosting friends for the big game next Sunday. Since our favorite team, the Houston Texans didn’t make it past the first round of playoffs, our family is divided on who we’ll be rooting for! Who will you be rooting for next week?
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Cheesy Crabmeat Canapes
- 5 ounces sharp pasturized cheese spread I use one jar of Kraft Old English cheese
- 7 ounces crabmeat I used the fresh crabmeat from Costco
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 ½ teaspoons mayonnaise
- ½ teaspoon season salt
- ½ teaspoon garlic salt
- 8 English muffins split (I used whole wheat)
- In medium bowl, combine ingredients--cheese through garlic salt. Place English muffin halves on baking sheet. Spread about 3 tablespoons cheese crab mixture on each half, dividing evenly as possible. Cut into quarter triangles. At this point you may freeze the canapes. Once they are frozen, you can remove them from the tray and store in a zip top bag or freezer safe container.
- To prepare, heat broiler on LOW. Place frozen canapes on baking sheet. Place under broiler for 5-7 minutes, checking after 5 minutes to make sure they do not burn. Heat until warmed through and cheese mixture is bubbly. If you would like them to be a little golden on top, switch broiler to HIGH and broil an additional 1-2 minutes. Serve immediately.
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Whether you’re getting together with friends or keeping things simple, I hope you’ll give these Crabmeat Canapes a try sometime and let me know what you think! And don’t forget to check out all the terrific recipes listed below from my Sunday Supper friends. There are 65 recipes to choose from so there is no doubt something for everyone. Enjoy!
Appetizers and Sides
- Atomic Buffalo Turds by Wholistic Woman
- Avocado Egg Rolls by My Imperfect Kitchen
- Bacon Wrapped Potato Wedges by Grumpy’s Honeybunch
- Buttermilk Battered Chicken Wings by Crazy Foodie Stunts
- Cajun Okra Fries by Food Lust People Love
- Cheddar Sausage Balls by Tramplingrose
- Cheese Board and Baguettes Make for the Start of a Great Game Day Feast by Delaware Girl Eats
- Cheesy Crabmeat Canapés by Meal Planning Magic
- Cheesy Sausage Dip by The Bitter Side of Sweet
- Chicken Fajita Nachos by Sweet Mornings
- Chipotle-Ranch Chicken Wings by Casa de Crews
- Corn Dog Muffins by Noshing With The Nolands
- Crock-Pot Bean Dip by Confessions of a Cooking Diva
- Deep Fried Pimento Cheese and Celery Bites by Granny’s Down Home Sassy Southern Cooking
- Dill Pickle Dip by Seduction in the Kitchen
- Fish Taquitos by Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
- Gluten Free Asian Sweet Chili Wings by Flippin’ Delicious
- Healthy Guacamole Recipe by Real Food Real Deals
- Hogs in a blanket by Cooking on the Ranch
- Hot Pork Roll and Cheese Dip by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Nacho Waffle Fries by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
- Patatas Pobres for a Crowd by Lydia’s Flexitarian Kitchen
- Pepperoni Pizza Bites by Family Foodie
- Philly Cheesesteak Sliders by Daily Dish Recipes
- Pimento Cheese-Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Dates by The Healthy Fit Foodie
- Rajas by Pook’s Pantry
- Roasted Broccoli Artichoke Dip by Cooking Chat
- Slow Cooker Thai Wings by Sew You Think You Can Cook
- Smoky Blender Salsa by What Smells So Good?
- Southwestern Eggroll Cups by A Gouda Life
- Southwestern Flatbread and a “Design Your Own Flatbread” Table by The Freshman Cook
- Spicy Szechuan Shrimp Lettuce Cups by Palatable Pastime
- Sweet and Spicy Hummus by Rants From My Crazy Kitchen
- Texas Caviar by Books n’ Cooks
- Tex-Mex Egg Rolls by Cookin’ Mimi
- Thai Beef Taco Bites by Brunch-n-Bites
- Three Cheese Macaroni Bites by Tara’s Multicultural Table
- BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders With Tangy Warm Cabbage Slaw by Taste And See
- Buffalo Chicken Chili by Monica’s Table
- Cheeseburger Pizza by Life Tastes Good
- Cheesy Cheesesteaks by Family Around The Table
- Emeril’s Chicken and Andouille Gumbo by The Texan New Yorker
- Game Day Chili by Our Good Life
- Handy Beef Buns by Get the Good Stuff
- Lahmacun – Turkish flatbread by Caroline’s Cooking
- New Jersey Sloppy Joe by kimchi MOM
- Pizza Pasta Bake by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Pork Italiano Sandwich by The Food Hunter’s Guide to Cuisine
- Puerto Rican Pernil (Garlic Roast Pork) by Curious Cuisiniere
- Ree’s Philly Cheesesteaks by Fantastical Sharing of Recipes
- Slow Cooker Italian Sausage Cheese Bombers by Kitchen Gidget
- Spicy Tuna Croquette Sliders with Avocado Pesto by The Crumby Cupcake
Desserts and Drinks
- Chocolate Football Cookies by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Cinnamon Sugar Chex Mix by Pies and Plots
- Game Day Mocktails by Beauty and the Beets
- Gluten Free Football Potato Candy by Gluten Free Crumbley
- S’more Poutine by Desserts Required
- Super Duper Peanut Butter Cup Popcorn by Only Taste Matters
Plus Big Game Party Recipes plus Sausage and Peppers Over Cheesy Grits by Sunday Supper Movement
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