Easy Creole Crabmeat Au Gratin Recipe

This Crabmeat au gratin recipe always reminds me of a little restaurant on Lake Pontchartrain in Metairie, Louisiana, just outside New Orleans.  It’s filled with tons of crab and a mixture of gooey cheeses. Served with warm crusty french bread and a simple green salad.

Serving suggestions (great if you end up with leftovers):

  • Serve over a baked potato.
  • Make a panini – top your favorite roll with crab mixture and a slice of brie and you have an awesome crab sandwich.
  • Top a Filet Mignon with crabmeat au gratin


Creole Crabmeat Au Gratin

Course: Appetizer, entree, Main, Main Course, Seafood, Snack, Starter
Cuisine: Crab, Potluck, Romantic, seafood
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 134 kcal

This is a super easy, yet elegant crabmeat dinner.  Serve with just a simple salad, lots of crusty french bread and raw or just barely blanched veggies.  



  • 8 ounce package of cream cheese - softened
  • 1/2 cup non fat sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 - 3 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • pinch of garlic salt to taste
  • couple dashes of Tabasco
  • 1/2 - 3/4 of a pound of canned or fresh crab meat
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese or Gorgonzola crumbles
  • 1/4 cup or more Mexican or Italian cheese blend
  • Assorted crackers, tortilla chips, bread and veggies for dipping


  1. Remove any cartilage from crab.
  2. In a large bowl mix cream cheese, sour cream, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, garlic salt, blue cheese, and Tabasco until smooth. Carefully fold in the crab meat. 
  3. Spoon equal amounts into 6 ramekins and top with cheese blend.

  4. Bake @ 400 for 20 to 30 minutes, until the cheese is a little browned and crab mix is bubbly. 

Recipe Notes



Serve with a simple green salad with lots of warm crusty French Bread.


To serve as a party dip or holiday starter cook in a 1-quart casserole.





Nutrition Facts
Creole Crabmeat Au Gratin
Amount Per Serving
Calories 134 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 213mg 9%
Potassium 68mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 9.5%
Vitamin C 0.9%
Calcium 8.6%
Iron 0.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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