This High Protein Crab Cake is rich in protein but low in fat, so it’s a great balance to the carbs. This High Protein Crab Cake is a light but filling seafood staple mainly relies on ingredients that are already in your fridge and pantry and comes together in less than half an hour. These cakes are amazing for its crispiness, taste, and filling!

High Protein Crab Cake

Healthy Baked Crab Cakes Recipe by Kaleigh McMordie

Crab cakes are so reminiscent of summer. Full of delicious crab, they can transport you to a coastal vacation without ever leaving your house.

By making them at home instead of ordering them from a restaurant or buying them pre-made at the store, you can control everything that goes into them. That means tons of fresh lump crab meat, just enough bread crumbs to hold them together, and fresh vegetables and spices for flavor. You can also control what stays out of them—lots of sodium and fat.

These healthy crab cakes are lightened up by baking instead of frying, using just a bit of whole wheat bread crumbs and no added salt. It’s all served with a delicious spicy Greek yogurt dipping sauce.

Other recipes you might like to try: Low Carb Sesame Pork with Green Beans Recipe, Easy Keto Coffee Jelly with Cream Recipe, Lemon Chili Shrimp Quinoa Bowls Recipe

High Protein Crab Cake

High Protein Crab Cake

This High Protein Crab Cake is rich in protein but low in fat, so it's a great balance to the carbs. This recipe is amazingly crispy!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course 15 Best Lunch Food Ideas, 15 Best Lunch Recipes, baked crab cakes, crab, crab appetizers, crab cake recipe, crab cakes, foods high in protein, high protein cake, high protein crab, High Protein Crab Cake, high protein diet, high protein foods
Cuisine General
Servings 4 cakes


  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • 8 oz crab meat
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat panko bread crumbs
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 jalapeno minced
  • 1 green onion chopped
  • Olive oil or oil spray
  • 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 green onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • Pinch freshly cracked black pepper


  • Gather the ingredients.
  • Heat oven to 400F.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, dijon, lemon juice, paprika, and black pepper. Stir in crab, garlic, jalapeno, and green onion. Gently stir in bread crumbs until just combined.
  • Form mixture into 8 patties and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment or a silicone baking mat. Lightly brush or spray the tops of each with olive oil.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until the tops are lightly golden. Remove from the oven and serve with sauce.
  • To make the sauce, whisk together all ingredients from Greek yogurt through cracked black pepper, until smooth.


Ingredient Variations and Substitutions

Add more or less jalapeno and cayenne pepper based on your preferred spice level.

Cooking and Serving Tips

Make it easy on yourself by buying crab meat that has already been shelled. It should be near the seafood counter at the grocery store. If you can’t find whole wheat bread crumbs, make your own! Toast a slice of whole wheat bread until crispy, then blend in the food processor until large crumbs form. Try these cakes over a green salad for lunch or share them with friends as a delicious summer appetizer.
High Fiber Crab Cakes NF
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