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Baked Crab Cakes Recipe

Crab Cakes with Basil Aioli Recipe

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Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course dinner
Servings 8 patties
Calories 248 kcal

what you'll need

basil aioli (fancy word for garlic mayo)

  • 3/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 3 Tbsp fresh basil leaves chopped
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 small clove garlic minced

crab cakes

  • 1 lb crab meat
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper diced
  • 3 green onions sliced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup basil aioli (recipe above)
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp hot sauce
  • 1 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 cup panko

let's do it

  • Pour mayo, basil, garlic and lemon juice in food processor and pulse until basil is well incorporated into mayo then set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Meanwhile, sauté bell pepper, green onions and garlic in olive oil over medium high heat until softened (about 3-4 minutes).
  • Remove from heat and place in separate mixing bowl. Stir in Greek yogurt, Dijon mustard, hot sauce, seasoned salt, salt and pepper. Add ¼ cup of the basil aioli, mix well. Add panko, stir to combine then fold in crab meat.
  • Divide mixture evenly to form 8 patties and place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  • Bake 15 minutes or until heated through and serve with remaining basil aioli.

One Last Thing

When using fresh crab, soak it in milk to prevent the meat from getting a chewy texture.


Calories: 248kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 8gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 1036mgPotassium: 26mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2g
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