Dianne's Crab Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Dianne's Crab Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Dianne's Crab

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"A delicious hot appetizer or main dish, with a buttery garlic and lemon pepper flavor. Very easy, uses inexpensive imitation crabmeat. May serve as is or with a dipping sauce of your choice. Also good on rice or pasta. Great when on toasted Italian bread, or on pizza, especially with a cream sauce"

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Original recipe makes 2 to 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    35 mins


  1. In a medium sauce pan, heat butter until melted. Add the garlic and saute lightly. Add the imitation crabmeat and cook over medium heat, turning gently. Add the lemon pepper and continue to cook until hot. Add grated cheese and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 17, 2006

This is a quick easy low carb fixin.. I got creative and stuffed the mixture into some mushrooms.. and topped it off with fresh parmesian.. it is soooo yummy!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 30, 2008

This was NOT a keeper...we made toasted crab sandwiches topped with provolone cheese and it was bland to say the least. Definately will NOT make this again.


40 Ratings

Nov 07, 2003

This was very good. We had it over noodles.Nice change from the usual pace. Thank-you!!!

Mar 13, 2006

WOW! I was really surprised at how good this was. I didn't have lemon pepper, so I put about a tablespoon and a half of lemon juice and 1/2 tsp of pepper. It was wonderful! We put it over egg noodles. I didn't realize that I forgot the cheese the first time around. With the leftovers we had mozzarella, so we used that. It was SO good. I stirred it in a little first, then put more on top once it was on the plate and let it melt. It was amazingly good. I will definately make this again!

Apr 03, 2005

My family loved this recipe. I thought it was very flavorful. I changed it a little by using the juice of 1 fresh lemon and cracked pepper instead of lemon pepper seasoning. Also added some parsly flakes. I served it over brow rice with asparagus on the side. Excellent.

Aug 23, 2003

Itiban oisidesunee! Excellent! I served it over toasted french bread and relished every bite. Simple and perfect.

Apr 17, 2007

I'm not sure if I disliked this recipe so much because I expected it to make a sauce or what but this turned out terrible. I served it over pasta and it just didn't work for me.

Jan 28, 2011

Thank you for this recipe. Without this recipe, and the other reviewers' comments, I would have NEVER considered using any product marked "imitation." Per the other reviewers' comments, I served it on egg noodles. I only used 1 tablespoon butter & I added about 4 oz of low fat cream cheese. I used chicken broth to make the sauce a consistency that my family prefers. My family loved it. Dianne's use of lemon pepper, garlic and Romano cheese was perfect. Per one of the reviewers, I added dried parsley for color and garnish. Thank you Dianne and thank you other reviewers!


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  • Calories
  • 288 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.9 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 71 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 14.9 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 14.9 g
  • 30%
  • Sodium
  • 1705 mg
  • 68%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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