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Crispy Baked Crab & Cheese Balls

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Make your Holiday parties even more festive with these delicious Crispy Baked Crab and Cheese Balls.

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There’s nothing in the world that makes me happier than making a mind-blowingly easy recipe. During the Holidays I love making appetizers that can be made ahead of time.

My family is a huge seafood lover and whenever we have family parties, you will always see at least one dish with seafood in it. The party does not feel complete if there’s no seafood. 

I also like to make appetizers that are light yet satisfying – something that will keep you filled until dinner time but that won’t make you so full that you have absolutely no space in your tummy to enjoy the rest of the meal.

I also love appetizers that you can serve on a stick or toothpicks as they are easy to pass around as well as so much less messy. 

So if you love bite-sized appetizers and are a seafood lover, you will love these Baked Crab and Cheese Balls. You can make them ahead of time and once they are baked, you can stick them on a toothpick or some fancy mini bamboo sticks like how I did to give it an extra festive touch to your Holiday parties.

 

Baked Crab and Cheese Balls

 

 

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This Crab and Cheese Balls recipe is one of those dishes that will disappear in no time. With the delicious flavors of crab meat and melted cheese, this is one dish that I know will be a hit during the Holidays. 

I served mine with some Chipotle Mayo but you can serve it with any dressing or dip of your choice.

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For this dish, I used Louis Kemp® Crab Delights® Flake Style that I got from my local Shoprite’s Seafood Section (in the refrigerated section).

Crab Delights are made with premium Wild Alaskan Pollock fillets. They are gluten-free, a good source of protein and are also naturally low in calories and cholesterol making it perfect for salads or other meals.

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To make this recipe, start by gathering all your ingredients – I used an entire 8 oz packet of Louis Kemp Crab Delights Flake Style, cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, bread crumbs, egg and cream cheese. I also added chopped jalapenos and paprika to give it some extra flavor.

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step by step photos baked cheesy crab balls

Chop the meat and then mix all the ingredients together.

step by step photos baked cheesy crab balls

 

After the mixture is combined properly, form them into balls. At this point, you can just stick them in the fridge or go ahead and bake them at 375 F for about 15 minutes.

step by step photos baked cheesy crab balls

Once baked, these babies will be ready for you and your guests to devour.

Deal Alert: You can get $1.00 OFF Louis Kemp® Crab Delights® by clicking on this coupon link.

crab and cheese balls

 

 

Crispy Baked Crab & Cheese Balls

Yield: 20-22 bite sized balls

Ingredients

  • Louis Kemp Crab Delights Flake Style - 8 oz.
  • Cheddar Cheese - 1 cup
  • Mozarella cheese - 1 Cup
  • Cream Cheese - 1/4 cup
  • Eggs - 2
  • Breadcrumbs - 1/2 cup
  • Paprika - 1/2 tbsp
  • Jalapeno - 1/2 (optional)
  • Salt & Pepper as per taste

Instructions

  1. Pre heat oven at 375 F.
  2. Chop the meat in small pieces. Mix one egg, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese and breadcrumbs with the crab meat. Add chopped 1/2 jalapeno if desired.
  3. Add paprika, salt and pepper and combine the mixture together.
  4. Form into bite sized balls.
  5. Crack the other egg. Dip the crab balls in the egg and then coat them in breadcrumbs and place them on a baking tray with aluminum foil sprayed with some cooking oil.
  6. Bake them for 15-20 minutes. Serve with Chipotle Mayo or your favorite dressing.
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Baked crab balls

 

What dishes are you planning to make during the Holidays? I hope you give this recipe a try because I’m sure you will love it as much as we do!

Also, don’t forget to save this coupon and get $1.00 OFF Louis Kemp® Crab Delights®.

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11 Comments

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    Erika Kind

    December 12, 2017

    Yum, that sounds good, Shamira!!

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    Karen Richards

    December 15, 2017

    could you use the little salad shrimp in place of the crab? not a fan of crab

    • Reply

      smilingnotes

      December 15, 2017

      Hi Karen, you most definitely can. Make sure to chop it in smaller pieces so that it’s easy to roll into balls.

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    Rhonda Sittig

    December 20, 2017

    Hi Shamira– these do look easy enough and super delicious. Like that you can pop them in the oven and not fuss with them. Would be a great New Years Eve treat! thanks!

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    Carol Barney Stinson

    December 20, 2017

    I am making these for Christmas eve…I like that I will be able to make them ahead on Saturday and not have to fuss with them on Sunday. Thanks!

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      smilingnotes

      December 20, 2017

      That sounds great Carol! I hope you and your loved ones enjoy them. Happy Holidays!

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    R Dave Pritts

    December 24, 2017

    Sorry I’m unclear on the breadcrumbs , are you to add 1/2 cup to the mix and then use more to coat ? Or just use to coat ? Thanks Dave

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      smilingnotes

      December 24, 2017

      Hi Dave, You need to add 1/2 cup to the mix for binding. And then you use a little more to coat before baking. Hope this clears up any confusion.

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