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Crab Melt

Sometimes we're hungry for a snack type lunch or simple supper. With a few ingredients I had I made this crab and cream cheese melt on a pizza pretzel bun. So tasty!

The amounts shown are for 2 pretzel buns. (bread options: bagel or brioche thinly sliced)
  • pretzel buns - these can be purchased in the baker of your local grocery store
  • butter
  • 1 cup crab meat, shredded
  • 3-4 tbsp soft spreadable herb and garlic cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp chives or green onion, chopped fine
  • 1 tsp finely chopped fresh dill
  • 1/4 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
  • lemon pepper
  1. Using a very sharp bread knife or electric knife, cut the very top off the pretzel bun. This is the part of the bun that has the pizza sauce on it. eat that thin layer of bun.
  2. Lightly spread each bun with butter, and very lightly toast under your oven broiler.
  3. Mix together crab, cream cheese, and onions and mozzarella cheese. Spread over buns.
  4. Place prepared buns on baking sheet and bake in 400ยบ oven for 15 minutes or until mixture is bubbly and hot. 


  1. This mixture (or similar) makes an awesome pizza (either homemade or store-bought crust!!!!!). Sometimes a welcome change from red-sauced pizzas!!!!! Yum!!!!!

  2. This looks amazing! I'm going to have to try this out very soon!

  3. Kathy - that looks delicious. Seafood just doesn't get any better than with a butter toasted buns and ooey gooey cheese!

  4. Having just returned from the Maritime Provinces last night, where we ate the most heavenly crab, mussels, lobster, clams, haddock, I was pleased to see this recipe. I suspect it will be delicious on anything - including just plain old bread.

  5. when do you add the lemon juice? Mix it in with the crab, cheese, etc?\

    1. Not sure when else you would add it? I know that's definitely what I will do. The only other alternative would be to put it on the bagel/muffin/bread - and that doesn't make sense.

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