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Crab Melt

Easy Crab Melts are perfect for entertaining! Sourdough bread is topped with fresh crab, herbs, tomato and Gruyere cheese. Exceptionally delicious! 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crab, crab melt, sandwich
Servings: 24
Calories: 122kcal
Author: Trish - Mom On Timeout


  • 8 oz sourdough bread
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp Old Bay seasoning
  • 3 green onions thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp minced chives
  • 2 tsp minced fresh dill
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 tsp orange zest
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 16 oz crab meat lump or other pieces work fine
  • 3 Roma tomatoes sliced
  • 6 oz Gruyere cheese shredded


  • Slice bread into thirds or halves. You want the bread to be big enough to pick up but not so big you need a fork to eat it.
  • Brush the tops of the bread slices with olive oil on both sides and broil for one to two minutes, flipping halfway through, until very lightly browned. 
  • In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, Old Bay seasoning, green onions, chives, dill, Worcestershire sauce, orange juice, orange zest and lemon zest.
  • Gently fold in crab.
  • Remove toast from oven and top with a heaping tablespoon of crab mixture. Place a tomato slice on top and sprinkle with about a tablespoon of cheese..
  • Place toasts in broiler for two to three minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly. 
  • Garnish with dill and chives if desired.


Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 271mg | Potassium: 78mg | Vitamin A: 155IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 0.5mg