Imitation Crab Cakes with Cajun Seasoning

imitation crab cakes with cajun seasoning

prep time: 15 minutes
cook time: 20 minutes
makes: 4 servings, 5 oz. each


  • 8 oz. imitation crab, flake style
  • 1/2 cup finely diced green or red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely diced onion
  • 2 Tablespoon light mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning*
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup toasted breadcrumbs, divided

The nutritional content of recipes is calculated by a registered dietitian. Because ingredients and measurements may vary, the values we give are close approximations.


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly spray or coat a baking sheet with vegetable oil. Shred crab into smaller pieces and place in a medium bowl with remaining ingredients, using 1/4 cup of the breadcrumbs. Mix well and shape the crab mixture into 4 cakes.
  2. Coat crab cakes in remaining breadcrumbs, pressing crumbs onto the cakes, and place on baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve hot.
  3. *Or use a blend of paprika, oregano, thyme, garlic powder and cayenne pepper.

Per Serving: 160 calories, 1g fat, 1g saturated fat, 60mg cholesterol, 500mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, 8g protein