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Healthy Broiled Crab Cakes

I LOVE crab and crab cakes are especially delicious and easy way to eat them! It’s actually really hard to find a good crab cake too, so over the years I’ve perfected this recipe to make a delicious and healthy crab cake any time!

🧂 Ingredients

It’s really important to use the freshest ingredients possible for this recipe since you really want to highlight and enhance the quality of the crab meat, try to get fresh lump crab meat if possible!

📝 Instructions

Combine the egg, greek yogurt, flaxseed meal, parsley, dijon mustard, worcestershire sauce, old bay, salt and pepper in a bowl.

Pour the mixture over your crab meat and gently toss (try not to mush the crab meat too much!).

Refrigerate for 30 minutes, this will help the mixture hold its shape and let the flavors combine before cooking.

Shape the mixture into 5 balls, don’t flatten them, brush on melted butter, I like to add more Old Bay on top of the butter!

Get them under the broiler for 10 minutes or until they’re brown and crispy on top!

🥣 Storage

You can freeze these! Just line a sheet or plate with parchment paper and place them in the freezer until firm. Once frozen, place each cake into a ziplock baggy, they’re good for up to six months.

🍜 Variations & Substitutions

As much as I love crab cakes I hate that they are loaded with mayonnaise and bread crumbs. If you really can’t get past the flaxseed and greek yogurt go ahead and use breadcrumbs and mayo.

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Healthy Broiled Crab Cakes

Healthy version of classic crab cakes, easy and delicious!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword: crab, crab cake, seafood
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 149kcal


  • 1 lb Lump Crab Meat
  • 1 Egg beaten
  • 3 Tbsp Greek Yogurt
  • ¼ cup Flaxseed Meal or Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Parsley finely chopped
  • 2 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tsp Old Bay plus more for sprinkling
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • tsp Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Grassfed Butter melted


  • Place the crab meat in a mixing bowl being careful not to break up any clumps.
  • In a separate bowl combine the egg, greek yogurt, flaxseed meal, parsley, dijon mustard, worcestershire sauce, old bay, salt and pepper and mix well.
  • Pour the mixture over the crab meat and gently toss to coat.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven on low broiler setting and grease a baking sheet.
  • Shape the crab meat into 5-6 balls, do not press or flatten them, and place onto prepared baking sheet.
  • Brush the melted butter over the crab balls and generously top with more old bay.
  • Broil on the second to highest rack for 10 minutes or until browned and crispy on top.

Nutrition values are estimates, for exact values consult a nutritionist.

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