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Crab Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Crab Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

The filling in these crab grilled cheese sandwiches is just like a good crab salad. It just needs a little ‘help’, and that comes in the form of melted oooey gooey Swiss cheese on crispy golden bread. 
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword crab, grilled cheese, sandwich
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 sandwiches
Calories 456kcal
Author Mike


  • 6 ounces lump crab meat picked over for shells
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise plus more, perhaps
  • 4 tablespoons green onions chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 slices bread I used 6 small slices of Vienna bread
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • In a bowl combine the crab, mayonnaise, green onions, lemon zest and pepper.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat or turn a panini press on high.
  • Slather one side of each piece of bread with butter.
  • Lay two slices of bread-butter side down in the skillet or onto the panini press.
  • Add a slice of cheese to each, then divide the crab mixture between them.
  • Add remaining slice of cheese to each and top with other piece of bread, butter-side up.
  • Fry until golden brown on the bottom then flip and fry on the other side until done, or close your press and cook until nice and golden brown.
  • Remove from skillet or panini press and slice and serve.


Calories: 456kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 1166mg | Potassium: 352mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 446IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 406mg | Iron: 3mg