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Baked Crab Legs

Baked Crab Legs in Garlic Butter Sauce

Baked Crab Legs in Butter Sauce - easy to eat baked crab dish brushed with garlic, butter, lemon, and Creole seasoning sauce. You can now have a gourmet treat right at home without the hefty price tag. And it comes ready from start to finish in less than 20 minutes!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword baked crab legs, crab legs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 260kcal
Author Imma


  • 1 lb (453.59g) king crab legs
  • 4 tablespoons (56g) unsalted butter , melted 
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced (about 1 tablespoon garlic)
  • 1-2 teaspoons (4g-8g) Creole seasoning 
  • ½ tablespoon (7.5ml) lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon (3g) chopped chives or parsley
  • lemon wedges to serve


  • Thaw crabs legs in the refrigerator overnight or for faster results place crabs under cold running water for a few minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • When ready to cook, cut the crab legs into half so the flesh of the crab is visible.  Skip the knife and use kitchen shears or scissors to do so. You'll thank me later.
  • Place crab legs in an oven-safe pan or on a baking sheet.
  • Add butter, garlic, Creole seasoning in a small bowl. Microwave for about a minute. Remove and add lemon juice. Mix well.
  • Brush crab with butter mixture all over the crab legs - reserve any excess for serving.
  • Place the crab legs in the preheated oven for about 5 minutes, or until the crab legs are heated through. Sprinkle with parsley or chives.
  • Serve immediately with the remaining sauce and/or lemon wedges for squeezing over meat.


  1. One of the great things about this recipe, you are not trying to cut open hot crab legs with scissors, the prep is done before they are heated.
  2. Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 478mg | Potassium: 154mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1181IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg