If you have never thought about having delicious crab on a pizza, then the recipes that follow could change your mind on the entire thing. The truth is that crab can work exceptionally well with a pizza.
However, it’s all a matter of trying to work out what should go alongside it. However, what we have here are 15 different recipes that you can make tonight.
Crab and Mozzarella Pizza
First, we have this simple approach to a crab pizza as it pairs crab with Mozzarella. The base uses pesto rather than the normal tomato base, and that does add a real depth of flavor to the pizza.
It’s also recommended to throw on some lemon to add a bit of zing to it all. Then, it’s ready to throw in the oven before topping everything off with some fresh basil leaves.
Bacon and Crab Pizza
This crab pizza combines two ingredients you perhaps never imagined would go together, crab and bacon. It also uses a garlic cream sauce to add even more to the flavors that will hit you, and then there’s lots of fantastic cheese to put on top as well.
The key here is that the crab adds a subtle flavor to the pizza, but the bacon and garlic mean it packs a significant punch as well. Add all the toppings, and throw it in the oven for however long your base takes, and you will be good to go.
Shrimp and Crab Pizza
This pizza is an absolute delight for any individual who loves seafood as it combines both shrimp and crab, along with a number of other delicious toppings and ingredients. In this instance, peppers, mushrooms, and cheese are the order of the day.
You need to go ahead and cook your shrimp first before you add it to the pizza. Also, you can still add your tomato-based sauce, but we prefer some olive oil spread over the base instead.
Then, after you have finished dressing it all, add it to the oven and it will be ready in minutes.
Crab Rangoon Pizza
This crab rangoon pizza is different in that you may have more familiarity with crab rangoon from a Chinese takeaway, and it’s certainly not on a pizza. However, this version calls for loads of crab, onions, spices, cheese, and a spicy-sweet chili sauce.
The key here is to go big with the toppings. We do recommend using cream cheese for the base, along with dollops of that sauce, and adding more than one type of cheese to the equation. Then, it’s in the oven for around 10 minutes, and you are then ready to eat.
Avocado Crab Pizza
Now, this pizza promises to offer something completely different considering it combines both crab and avocado, and yes it all goes on a pizza.
However, the best part about this recipe is the tangy pasta sauce on the base. It adds a touch of burn to proceedings, and it’s a wonderful thing.
Mix the crab in some mayo, put the sauce on the base, add the crab and slices of avo, and then top with sauce. Throw it in the oven, and it will be ready in minutes.
This pizza does indeed include crab, but it’s accompanied by a number of other seafood items. Actually, you can add anything you like on there with scallops and shrimp other favorites. Add in a tasty tomato base and loads of cheese to finish off the pizza.
Do make sure you cook the seafood first before adding to the pizza. We do recommend adding more than one cheese as well just to add even more flavor to a pizza that literally does take just minutes to make.
Soft Shell Crab Pizza
This pizza uses soft shell crab meat, which does end up saving you a lot of time and trouble. In this instance, it also uses a white sauce on the base rather than tomato along with green onion, garlic, and a lot of cheese.
The aim here is to allow the crab meat to be the real star of the pizza, and that is why you keep the rest of it quite plain.
However, Mozzarella is key to getting that real cheese appearance, and then add it to your oven to allow the base to cook, and you will have an amazing pizza ready for you.
Crab, Bacon and Spinach Pizza
This pizza includes a number of wonderful ingredients as toppings with the focus being on crab, bacon, and spinach. In this instance, avoid using a tomato base as it complicates things. Actually, an Alfredo sauce will work better with this pizza.
You can even use tinned crab meat, and it will be just as nice. Make your bacon pieces crispy before adding to the pizza, and then dress with spinach, green onions, and some cheese sprinkled over the top to finish things off.
Pizza Capricciosa with Crab
This particular pizza does believe in not doing too much in the way of ingredients, but it does state King crab meat is best. Also, a thick pizza base is preferred, but you can still use thin crust if the thick crust is not something you tend to enjoy.
This recipe does include various pickled vegetables with the tomato base and crab meat in the middle. Go quite easy on the cheese in this instance before putting it in the oven for around 12 minutes, or however long your base takes to bake.
Hearty Crab Pizza
This hearty crab pizza recipe calls for a number of different toppings to be added in order to complete the taste explosion. Combining different cheeses, minced garlic, peppers, crab meat, and a white creamy sauce leads to something that we think is pretty spectacular.
We also feel you need to add some herbs to boost the flavor. This can involve dried or fresh before throwing it all in the oven to cook your base. Your pizza will be ready in minutes.
Asian Seafood Pizza
This seafood pizza includes crab as one of its many ingredients, but the entire thing does have an Asian slant to it. One major difference is using more of a mayo-based sauce rather than tomato. You simply then add shrimp, crab, and any other seafood you like to the base depending on your own personal preferences.
In addition, a sweet sauce is preferred here. The use of fruit and peppers, along with onions, is another key ingredient, and there is less cheese compared to other pizzas. However, we still recommend adding some cheddar before putting it in the oven and baking according to your base.
Maryland Crab Pizza
This Maryland crab pizza recipe doesn’t believe in making life complicated. You can even use flatbread as the base if you like, but the key is in using quality crab meat from a tin, so don’t even worry about the fresh stuff.
You are free to use either a crab white sauce or a tomato sauce. It really is up to you, but use Mozzarella, cheddar, and Parmesan for the cheese to give the pizza something of a real bite.
Baked Crab Rangoon Pizza
This particular baked crab rangoon pizza has a real focus on green pepper, as well as green onion for the topping. It also uses crab mixed in cream cheese to give it a smooth, creamy taste, and this is an excellent way of doing things.
Mix in some Mozzarella on the top, and throw in some mayo to add something extra along with your favorite seafood seasoning. After that, you are good to go once it comes out the oven.
Crab and Sweet Chili Sauce Pizza
This pizza recipe incorporates two ingredients that just seem to work so well together, and it’s crab and chili sauce. Actually, the sweeter the sauce, then the better it is in this instance. It does go light on the cheese here, but that’s because you want to focus on the sauce more than anything else.
Also, the only cheese you should use here is Mozzarella. Add some green onions to the mix, and you are ready to throw it all in the oven for around 10 minutes.
Seafood and Caper Berry Pizza
Finally, this pizza includes crab, any other seafood you like, and capers. The capers add a real salty taste to it all before you top it off with dollops of Mozzarella and sprinkle some fresh basil over when it’s out the oven.
Once again, use a white sauce base here rather than tomato, and cook your seafood in advance before throwing it on. Also, you can use tinned crab meat if you prefer as it doesn’t change the taste too much in this instance.
And there you have it, 15 different crab-inspired pizza recipes you can go ahead and tackle tonight. Now it’s all up to you to decide which one you want to try first.