Mini Crab Melts

For an absolutely unforgettable and deliciously delectable appetizer at your next party, serve up these Mini Crab Melts to your guests, and watch them instantly become the hit of the party!

Crunchy, warm, and melty with cheese, they’re the kind of pre-dinner appetizer that gets your mouth watering for more. But they’re so easy to make that you’ll want to have a second batch ready! 

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Hands-on Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 8 servings



  • 16 (¾-ounce) slices sourdough bread
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • ¾ teaspoon lemon zest
  • 3 ½ tablespoons chopped fresh dill, divided
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 12 ounces lump crabmeat, drained and picked
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 32 (¼-inch-thick) Roma tomato slices
  • 4 ounces Gruyere cheese, grated (about 1 cup)
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper



Step 1

Preheat broiler. Arrange bread slices in a single layer on a baking sheet, and broil 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until lightly golden and toasted.

Step 2

Whisk together mayonnaise, lemon zest, 3 tablespoons dill, and ¼ teaspoon salt in a small mixing bowl. Combine crab, onion, and ¼ teaspoon salt in a medium mixing bowl. Add 2 tablespoons mayonnaise mixture to bowl; stir to combine.

Step 3

Spread remaining mayonnaise mixture evenly over toasts. Divide crab mixture evenly over toasts; top evenly with tomato slices and cheese. Broil 3 minutes or until cheese melts. Sprinkle with black pepper and remaining ½ tablespoon dill. Serve immediately.

...and watch as they immediately disappear! We think one of the reasons they’re called “melts” is because they’ll literally melt in your mouth with oven-baked goodness! Try them, ‘cause we know you’ll love them!