The Best Crab Casserole

Total Time:
28 min
8 min
20 min

4 to 6 servings

  • 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

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

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