Old Bay Crab Rolls

Old Bay Crab Rolls have chunks of crab legs with Old Bay and Shallot-Chive mayo, topped with butter-toasted panko crumbs stuffed between golden toasted layers of sourdough bread.

Plated Crab Rolls

Enjoy the delicious flavors of summertime in New England – no matter where you live!

I love a good lobster roll! And let me tell you having just been up the Pacific Coast Highway; I had several! But let’s be honest, I live in AZ…a fresh lobster isn’t easy or affordable to come by. So, in this recipe I’ve swapped the lobster for easy-to-find crabmeat to give you an amazing version of crab rolls that you can make at home!

This classic crab roll will be a showstopper at your summer barbecue, picnic, or even just a simple lunch. Less tedious to make than its more famous counterpart—the lobster roll—a crab roll is every bit as sweet, succulent, and hearty.

old bay crab rolls

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Plated Crab Rolls
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Old Bay Crab Rolls

Old Bay Crab Rolls have chunks of crab legs with Old Bay and Shallot-Chive mayo, topped with butter-toasted panko crumbs stuffed between golden toasted layers of sourdough bread.
Course lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword crab, roll, sandwich
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 928 kcal


  • 4 cups cooked crabmeat meat cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp chopped fresh chives
  • 1 Tbsp shallot finely chopped
  • 1 ½ tsp coarse salt
  • ½ tsp Old Bay seasoning
  • 4 Tbsp butter soften and divided
  • 1 ½ cup panko crumbs
  • 1 loaf crusty sourdough bread cut into 2-inch thick slices and top-split down the center
  • 1 lemon cut into wedges


  1. In a large saucepan melt 1 Tbsp of butter over medium-high heat; add crabmeat and heat until warmed through.
  2. In a large bowl, combine mayonnaise, lemon juice, chives, shallot, salt, and Old Bay; mix thoroughly; add warmed crabmeat; mix well.
  3. Using the remaining 2 Tbsp butter, butter both sides of the sourdough bread slices (like you would for a grilled cheese sandwich).
  4. Heat a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat; add 1 Tbsp of butter and melt; once melted add in panko crumbs; cook for about 5 minutes, stirring often, until panko starts to brown; remove from heat, place panko on a plate to cool and set aside.
  5. In the same skillet over medium-high heat; toast bread slices until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side, when browned place the bread onto paper-towel-lined plate to help absorb oils; continue working in batches until all has been toasted.
  6. Fill each slice of bread with ¼ - ½ cup crabmeat mixture.
  7. Top with about ¼ cup toasted panko
  8. Serve with a lemon wedge.
Nutrition Facts
Old Bay Crab Rolls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 928 Calories from Fat 423
% Daily Value*
Fat 47g72%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 179mg60%
Sodium 2519mg110%
Potassium 588mg17%
Carbohydrates 84g28%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 41g82%
Vitamin A 475IU10%
Vitamin C 25mg30%
Calcium 228mg23%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 1500 calorie diet.

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