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Cheese and Crab Roll

Indulge in this easy Cheese and Crab Roll recipe! A perfect appetizer with creamy cheese and savory crab. Simple and delicious.

Are you looking for a simple yet impressive appetizer to serve at your next gathering? Look no further than the Cheese and Crab Roll.
This dish is a crowd-pleaser, combining the creamy richness of cheese with the delicate flavor of crab. It’s not only delicious but also easy to make, making it a perfect choice for any occasion.


Cheese and Crab Roll

Cooking method: Roasting
Courses: Appetiser
Difficulty: beginner
Prep timeCook TimeRest TimeTotal Time
15 min 12 min 30 min 57 min
Servings: 4 person
Calories: 250kcal
Best season: all

What is a Cheese and Crab Roll?

A Cheese and Crab Roll is essentially a rolled-up omelet filled with a mixture of cream cheese, crab meat, and lettuce. The combination is then chilled, sliced, and served as bite-sized pieces. The layers of flavor and texture in each bite are sure to impress your guests.

Ingredients and Preparation

The basic ingredients for a Cheese and Crab Roll include eggs, cream cheese, imitation crab meat, mayonnaise, grated cheese, lettuce leaves, and some seasoning. The process starts by baking an egg sheet, which forms the base of the roll. The filling is a creamy mix of crab and cheese, spread over the cooled egg sheet, then rolled up and chilled before slicing.

Origin and History

While the Cheese and Crab Roll might seem like a modern fusion dish, it draws inspiration from various culinary traditions. The idea of rolling ingredients in an egg-based wrap is popular in many cultures, from the Japanese tamagoyaki to Western-style omelets.
The combination of crab and cheese is a nod to coastal cuisines where seafood is a staple.

Homemade Cheese and Crab Roll Recipe
A perfect appetizer with creamy cheese and savory crab

Why You’ll Love It

The Cheese and Crab Roll is versatile and can be served as an appetizer, snack, or even a light lunch. It’s easy to prepare ahead of time, making it convenient for entertaining. Plus, its colorful appearance and tasty filling make it a hit with both kids and adults.

Serving Suggestions

Serve your Cheese and Crab Rolls with a garnish of fresh parsley and a side of dipping sauce, like soy sauce or a light vinaigrette. They pair well with a crisp white wine or a refreshing iced tea.

In summary, the Cheese and Crab Roll is a delightful dish that combines simple ingredients to create something truly special.
Its blend of flavors and textures, along with its ease of preparation, makes it a must-try recipe. Whether you’re hosting a party or just want a tasty snack, this dish is sure to become a favorite in your home.



  1. Preparation

    Preheat your oven to 180°C (356°F).

  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  3. Egg Mixture

    In a bowl, whisk the eggs with a pinch of salt and pepper until smooth.

  4. Pour the egg mixture onto the prepared baking sheet, spreading it out evenly.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until set.

  6. Remove from the oven and let it cool completely.

  7. Filling Preparation

    While the egg sheet is cooling, finely chop the crab meat.

  8. In a separate bowl, mix the chopped crab meat with the cream cheese, mayonnaise, and a pinch of salt and pepper.

  9. Assembling the Roll

    Once the egg sheet is cool, place it on a flat surface.

  10. Evenly spread the crab and cream cheese mixture over the egg sheet.

  11. Sprinkle the grated cheese on top of the crab mixture.

  12. Lay the lettuce leaves evenly over the cheese.

  13. Rolling

    Carefully roll the egg sheet from one end to the other, using the parchment paper to help guide the roll tightly.

  14. Once rolled, wrap the roll in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to set.

  15. Remove the roll from the refrigerator and slice it into 1-inch (2.5 cm) thick slices.

  16. Arrange the slices on a serving plate and garnish with fresh parsley (optional).

    Enjoy, Good Appetite!

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