The Best Crab Casserole

Total Time:
28 min
Prep:
8 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 (6 1/2-ounce) can crabmeat, drained
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs, plus 1/2 cup buttered soft bread crumbs
  • 3/4 cup half-and-half
  • 6 hard-boiled eggs, diced
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup sliced stuffed green olives, plus slices for garnish
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch pepper
  • Olive slices, for garnish
Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, break the crabmeat in chunks. Add the mayonnaise, 1 cup soft bread crumbs, half-and-half, eggs, onion, olives, parsley, salt, and pepper, and fold together. Divide the mixture among greased individual ramekins or spoon it into a 1 quart casserole dish. Top with the buttered crumbs and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Garnish with olive slices.


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it is so delicious item not reviewed by moderator and published
It reminds me of a warm crab dip. The crab is more of a background note to the onions & olives. I may try sour cream instead of mayonnaise next time. Another option that I might try is to add bacon or maybe a dash of hot sauce. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is more of a crab dip than a casserole. I added less eggs, parmesan cheese, a little colby/jack, paprika and tortilla chips for dipping. You can use tuna instead of crab. Her recipe is a little lacking in flavor but is a decent base for your own concoction. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used 5 eggs, added some curry powder,fresh salad shrimp and fresh dill. Also used Ritz crackers in the dish and buttered Ritz for the topping. OMG - Delicious! This will definitely be one of my "Go To Recipes". We had a wonderful spinach salad to go along with it. My friends raved over this meal. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is not one of Paula's best and ususally they're really good. When I made it I added a 4 oz. bag of sald shrimp with the crab and cut the eggs down to 4. I agree the eggs don't go with this dish. So next time I make it I will omit the eggs completely. I also served it cold as an appetizer and spread it on toasted bread rounds. item not reviewed by moderator and published
To those of you who are complaining that this tasted like hard boiled eggs and crab, well what the hell do you expect it to taste like when those are two of the ingredients? This is not some magical recipe thats gunna taste like something that you wouldn't think. It's one of those recipes that tastes just like everything you put in it! If there is something in a recipe you don't like, then omit it! Go Paula and your old fashioned simple and charming casserole dishes! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was the worst recipe ever. All you could taste was the hard boiled eggs item not reviewed by moderator and published
Saw Paula prepare this on TV. She suggested trying it with shrimp, so I did. Crab meat was too expensive, shrimp on sale for 2 lbs for $5. You know I had to use shrimp. Other reviews noted too much boiled eggs. Changed to include only 4 eggs and used other 2 for decorations. I made it to be eaten as a dip instead of main dish. It was the "hit" during Thanksgiving. My family wants to eat this again very soon. thanks Paula. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Both a co-worker and I tried making this and it was just down right awful. We both threw it away. It tastes like Egg salad with Crab meat in it. I LOVE Paula but would NOT recommend this recipe item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was excellent and easy!!!! I just doubled the crab and use 5 eggs. I didn't bother using the buttered bread crumbs. Can't wait to make it again! My sons loved it and my husband who does not like crab enjoyed it also. The next time I might add to hot sauce to spice it up! :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was a little bumbed when I saw that this recipe called for eggs, I do not like eggs. I read throught the commetns and saw that most of the reviewers where very supportive of the combo, and some just didn't know how to cut or leave out things that their families didn't like. After a little brian storming I figured potatoes would have the closest consistency to eggs, and I tried them. I thought the combo was great. I don't know how it would taste with eggs but potatoes and some herbs worked for my family. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This crab dish is great cold! I used it as a dip with veggie and crackers and every one loved this dish. Make it the day before you need it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Brought this dish to a retirement party at work today and it was gone in no time! I just made seven copies of the recipe to give out -- everyone loved it! I used a can and a half of crab -- just wanted a little more -- and used plain store bought bread crumbs. For the topping I used a sleeve of Ritz crackers and a stick of melted butter. Wiill definitely make this again and may try it with chicken or tuna. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and I loved it. It was almost like eating a crab cake with out all the work. Easy to make. I used 3 hard boiled eggs instead of 6 and added a little more lump crab. I also had jalapeno olives in the refrigerator so I used those. My husband likes things spicy. I will make this again. Loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is an outstanding recipe love it just like eating at a resturant. Donna item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a tasty dish and I did like the combinatoin of eggs with the crab. I wouldn't make this again as a casserole. However it does present a fabulous idea as a fancier egg salad with the addition of crab and minus the bread crumbs and cream... the olives added a mediteranean flair to it which I found enhanced the dish. I did by the way make sandwhiches out of the leftovers... yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Take this off your recipe list. This is the worst recipe I have ever experienced. Horrible. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this dish and it was a hit! I had to sneak some off to the side so my guest wouldn't eat it all. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I watched Paula make this on her show the other day and it sounded good and easy to make. I fixed it for my family the following night. Boy what a disappointment. Nobody could even finish their first helping. I won't be preparing this again ever, but I will continue to try some of Paula's other recipes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Despite some of the harsh criticisms of this recipe, I decided to try it for myself. It was excellent. I left out the olives since nobody in my house likes olives. I also used crushed Ritz crackers on top instead of bread crumbs. VERY easy to make. I used 6 oz. of lump crab meat because that' s what I could find. Even with .5 oz less of crab, it still had enough crab flavor. I thought there would be too much egg when I was making this, but once I tried it, I wouldn't change a thing. This is also great cold as a dip! I would encourage you to try this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was the first time I have made a casserole and I was very disappointed. Yes it was very easy to make but WAY TOO MANY ONIONS for my family's taste. And WAY TOO MANY BREADCRUMBS and not enough crab meat. All you tasted was breadcrumbs. I will never make this one again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I think i t should've had less egg + more crispy breadcrumbs, but it tasted good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that 6-1/2 oz . of crab and 6 hard boiled eggs is not a good ratio unless you're going for deviled egg casserole! I could tell by reading the recipe that this wasn't even worth attempting. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Many things worng with this recipe. The first thing is using 6 oz. of crabmeat for 4-6 servings, leaving a skimpy 1 oz. to 1 1./2 oz. per person. Get real!! It's also very bland and mushy. I made this for Christmas dinner and it was a huge disappointment!! Maybe Paula left out the bacon fat she loves so much! I'll never make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this for dinner, am an accomplished cook and love most of what Paula makes. This was gloppy and bland. I used fresh crab, 8 oz and ritz with butter, don't know why the eggs, union was raw, I cooked at 350 for 30 min and 400 for 20 in 1 qt casarol. I can't think what I would do to fix this. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I fixed this for myself, freezing half for later use. It was by far the very best crab casserole that I have ever eaten. Melts in your mouth! The frozen half tasted just as good as the original. My friends and family love this. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The most recent review boogered up the recipe so much, how can she tell whether or not she likes it? Based on her modifications, it's hardly recognizable. My hard to please crowd thoroughly enjoyed it, as did I. I will make it again, and often. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've watched Paula Dean make it on her food network t.v. show. It is very simply and very very delicious. I love this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe with chicken instead of crab and left out the olives. My husband and I both enjoyed it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just made it tonight for dinner for my dad and I, it was big hit. He had seconds, it was sooo way easy to make highly recmond esp for lent. I'm going to make again and try mushrooms in it and made less eggs. Paula was on the spot when she said it was good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried the recipe, & it turned out GREAT!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just love it Paula. I intend to prepare it again!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Gross! This tastes like what I image cat food would. Horrible combination. Skip this one folks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love Paula Deen and most of her recipes, but I won't be making this again. I even read all the reviews before hand and took it to the next level ~ sauted celery,onions & garlic in olive oil before adding, added Old Bay, doubled the crab, used 1/2 the egg, added some fresh dill for flavor... It still tasted like fishy mayonaise. It just wasn't an appealing texture for a casserole. I won't be wasting crab meat on this recipe again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
so gross. but youre still my fav paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe yesterday and it went together very quickly. But it doesn't taste any more special than a tuna salad or an originary crad salad. I certainly wouldn't call it the BEST ever! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this tonight but replaced the crab meat with leftover cooked chicken and it was good. I omited the olives and onion and instead added onion powder, garlic powder, sweet basil and chives. I also used milk instead of half and half as this is what I had on hand. All in all it turned out very well. My family liked it, though we all thought it had a hot chicken salad taste. I will make this one again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sorry Paula. I really didn't like the eggs and I did NOT like the olives. I am going to try it cold as someone suggested. Maybe add tuna to it. but then if it isn't better it's going into the round file! yeewww! item not reviewed by moderator and published
There are too many really good crabmeat casserole recipes out there to use this one. Too many eggs, too much mayo, and it's lacking in some spices. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this dish for lent and used canned TUNA and it was fantastic!!! I absolutely love most of Paula's dishes and I like to think of her as my "substitute" mom, since mine barely cooks!! I love to follow all her recipes and this one was just great!!! So tasty!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved the negative reviews...gave me a challange. I doubled the crab, used only 5 eggs, added Old Bay Seasoning, and wheat bread to give it a nutty flavor......hey for a casserole it's GREAT this way! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I can't believe some people think that this is good. It lacked a lot of ingredients such as prepared mustard and Old Bay. I wasted a half pound of crab meat on this garbage. item not reviewed by moderator and published
SOrry Paula, love you not this dish. Everyone I gave it to didn'y like it. I brought it to work and no one there even liked it. I agree with others, whre's the crab taste? It looked so inviting but was a disappointement. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this the other night for dinner, and thought it was fabulous!! I think it could use a little more crab, I will add some next time, but a great recipe!!! Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This casserole was okay, but not the best. It is lacking something. It does not have enough different flavors in it. The onion really stands out and I think one cup is WAY too much! I don't think I will make this again. I have enjoyed lots of Paula's recipes, but this one just doesn't cut it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a delightful dish. I did use Kanimi imatation crab (Alaskan pollackw/snow crab) instead of canned and added crumbled bacon on tip with the olives. Made individual casserole servings for my guests. The recipe went home with them. Great dish! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I liked this recipe, my husband, mother and friends LOVED it. The almost raw onions throughout the dish were unappealing to me, I'd cook them slightly before making again. I also removed the olives from the recipe, but it worked out great. You should try this one. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Paula I read some of the negative reviews and they must have wacky tastebuds because my wife and I just found it to be excellent. We did, however, melt some mozerella cheese on top and had some rye bread with it. A quick and tasty Lenten special. Thanks item not reviewed by moderator and published
Everyone loved this. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was the first casserole I ever made. It came out tastier than I could possibly have hoped for. I doubled the recipe, and my entire family ate and loved it. Even my picky brother. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used rosemary/garlic artisan bread for the bread crumbs. Wonderful! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is about the easiest and simplest crab casserole recipe I've come across. Everybody just loved it and wanted the recipe. Plus, its a recipe you can just breeze through and add to it your own flavor. For instance, I awapped the onions for spring onions (green onions) and also used two teaspoons of WOrchester sauce instead of the parsley and olives. Very much adaptable to your taste. item not reviewed by moderator and published
What a poor use of good ingredients. It was nasty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish was okay, but I probably won't make it again. The best part was the green olives which gave it an interesting flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sounds very delicious item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thought the recipe was easy to prepare and had a great flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried this recipe w/ fat free mayo, boiled egg whites and light butter. It was low fat and delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This cassorole made even the most critical custommer happy (my husband)!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe needed more crab! It tasted mostly like bread crumbs. I added chopped celery which added great crunch, I would recommend it. Not a horrible dish, but needs some ingredient adjusting. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I wouldn't have thought of putting boiled eggs in a crab casserole, but this recipe is delicious! A real keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This casserole dish was extremely easy to prepare & was the hit of the meal. As well as I being the star cook! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just not a fabulous medley of flavors, it's like the ingredients just didn't work together. It's the first time that I haven't liked one of Paula's recipes =( item not reviewed by moderator and published
This truly was the first recipe from Paula's show my family did not like. The taste was awful. I ended up pitching it out. We are crab lovers but lost the taste of the crab...it was better cold than served hot...maybe using more crab and less eggs would have helped...easy to fix, pretty to look at but the taste is what it comes down to in the real world!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sorry, Paula --- love you and your show but this one just didn't work. Not enough crab and absolutely too heavey on the mayonnaise and eggs. Plan to play with the recipe, though, since I think with some tweaking it might make a nice party dip along the lines of a hot artichoke dip. Needs some spice too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was really gross! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was absolutely delicious! I love Paula's recipes, and this one works with turkey, too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved this recipe. It is so quick and easy to make. I however do prefer to add a little old bay as I like my crab a little spicy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family really enjoyed this dish. I made it on Easter to go with our ham. So easy to make. My mother-in-law called the next day to tell me how much she liked the dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I agree with the other responses. This is not Paula's best work. Too creamy, not enough crab taste and I even put more crab than it calles for and the olives were too much flavor. The olives were a bit overpowering, though I love olives. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Too much going on. Not enough spotlight on the flavor of the crab. I wouldn't waste the crab again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tired making this concoction two times, once exactly written and once embellished to see if I could recover the flavor. All I ended up with was 1 1/2lb of wasted crab and a stomach ache! The other posts are correct. As written, this has far too much egg flavor and, for me, came out a little soft. Granted, savory cooking is an art and the art is in the eye of the beholder, but some times the flavors just don?t work. This is one of those times. The dish was almost unpalatable. My second batch, I tried taking some of the tips here: old bay seasoning, on an English muffin, etc. It just does not work. The first time it had almost no flavor, save egg. The second time I added corn, old bay, English muffin bread, sauteed the onions in garlic and olive oil with some celery added, used larger lump crab meet, and included the casserole savor ?cheese?. This time it was eatable but still unworthy of the price of crab meet. Please, any one else viewing this recipe, go some other place. This just does not work. The consistency is wrong, the flavor medley is the off and it takes longer to cook than it claims: hungry families are not that patient. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Saw the show today and was looking for something different for a Sunday meal. Made your crab casserole and Wow! My husband was pleased and full with your crab casserole!! He wants to try the eggplant casserole also. You brightened a lazy Sunday afternoon for us both. Now, that he has had his nap and the kitchen is clean,he will want to warm up the left overs! Thanks again Paula, Carmelita Gee; Orlando, Fl item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought there were too many eggs in this recipe. All I tasted were the boiled eggs. I would use less if I made this recipe again to let the other flavors show through. My husband, on the other hand, went back for seconds and thirds. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love ya Paula but this was just not good. Way too much egg, just plian 'ol tasted like hot egg salad. It was better cold. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I enjoyed the flavor of this, and the easy way in which it was to prepare and serve/ I will use this over and over!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I usually love Paula's recipes but this one just didn't taste very good. My husband who eats anything didn't even like it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was absolutley wonderful, made for husband and he just loved it. It was even better the next day. You could really taste the crab. Would also be wonderful with fresh crabmeat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made it just as described only I added some extra prawns and used old bay instead of salt & pepper as recommended by other reviewers and it was delicious!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just didn't like at all!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried this recipe, and was thoroughly dissappointed. It was a waste of good ingredients, and it makes me wonder how or if you test thr recipes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Other than onions there is no taste -waste of crab item not reviewed by moderator and published
I think that it is very good, even through I didn't quite make it the way it was. I was making it from memory and I substituted minced clams instead. and added shredded cheese to it. The next time I make it I'm going to use crabmeat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was o-so-hungry after, i read that recipe!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Taste was interesting & different; could also be served as an appetizer with crackers. Preparation with easy to follow directions. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am always looking for something good to make for Lent and this a nice job. Easy to make and 'over the top'. Thanks Sherry from Iowa item not reviewed by moderator and published
After reading other reviews, I varied the recipe a bit. Instead of one 6 oz can of crabmeat I added two. Instead of six hardboiled eggs, I added four. Also, I used my food processor to chop the olives, onion and eggs, making them much smaller that sliced. Then I added a drop of hot sauce. By using this recipe, the consistency was much better, and the casserole more flavorful. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this is the best cassoral in the world~! :0) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I saw this recipe yesterday, and had to go to the grocery anyway and decided to buy any ingredients I needed. While I was making it tonight a read a couple reviews and added Old Bay Seasoning and only 4 extra large hardboiled eggs. I also used 8 oz. of claw crab meat bought at the fish dept. of the store. It came out wonderful. Not soupy, but firm. Soft bread crumb are simple to do. Just take most of the crust off of italian or french bread and put in the food processer. I will make this often. My husband is my greatest food critic and he loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great crab recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great Casserole. Instead of using crab, I used frozen shrimp that has been thawed and cut in half. Eyeball the amount of shrimp. Using more will make it more dense. Also, used about 1/3 -1/2 c. more fresh bread crumbs in mix for a little thicker casserole. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I would recommend this casserole to be served over toasted English muffins or something similar for brunch. It was pretty tasty; however, it was very similar to egg salad mixed with a bit of crab. We would also suggest that instead of salt and pepper, one would use Old Bay. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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