New Recipe: Sheet Pan Crab Nachos

¡Hola, Seafoodies!

Simply in time for Cinco de Mayo, we’ve got a brand-new recipe that’s crabby, crunchy and sheet-pan easy. Sheet Pan Crab Nachos are perfect for once you’re entertaining al fresco or desire a fast, crowd-pleasing seafood appetizer. Since these fabulous nachos take solely 20 minutes to arrange, it’s a cinch to rustle up a batch at any time when the temper strikes! They’ve bought all the things you need (gooey cheddar, satisfying crab and a splash of warmth) in a extra nutritious snack package deal. 

Enjoyable reality: Nachos apparently hail from a small city in Mexico, the place a restauranteur was tasked with fixing an impromptu snack for visiting U.S. navy wives. With restricted time and components (oh, we are able to relate!), he created a tortilla, cheese and jalapeño concoction that quickly turned a widespread phenomenon. The nacho platter has seen many variations since then, however our recipe is true to its humble origins—one thing you’ll be able to pull collectively for surprising friends with just a few objects from the pantry and fridge. And with the addition of craveable crab, the dish will get a much-welcome increase of protein and delicate taste, with little or no fuss—canned crab works fantastically on this dish!

This recipe exhibits how simple it’s to make some nutritious swaps with seafood—and some different tips. We swapped Greek yogurt rather than bitter cream and including a chopped avocado for loads of omega-3s. You possibly can dial the warmth up or down, lighten issues up much more with lower-fat cheddar or baked tortillas, or sub in some child shrimp for the crab when you like. It’s all good!

Prep is a snap! Simply preheat the broiler when you gently combine the crab with yogurt, chiles and seasonings. Layer tortilla chips, the crab combination and cheese on a sheet pan. Whereas the nachos are getting bubbly, chop up the avocado and a few cherry tomatoes for a tangy-creamy tortilla topper. Serve straight out of the oven with a drizzle of sizzling sauce. Belief us, these will get snapped up lengthy earlier than they cool off!

Along with being wealthy in protein, crab is a superb supply of omega-3 fatty acids and zinc, which will help considerably decrease ldl cholesterol. And it goes with nearly all the things, so it undoubtedly pays to maintain a can (or two) available always!

However we digress, Seafoodies! Let’s get to consuming some nachos, we could?

Sheet Pan Crab Nachos

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook dinner time: 10 minutes

Complete time: 20 minutes

Servings: 8


  • 4 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 (4-ounce) can chopped inexperienced chilies, drained
  • 1 scallion, white and inexperienced elements, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon floor cumin
  • 2 (6-ounce) cans lump crab
  • 10 to 12 ounces thick tortilla chips
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • ¼ cup cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons sizzling sauce


  1. Preheat broiler to low.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine yogurt, chilies, scallions and cumin till nicely blended. Fold in crabmeat, then combine gently to mix with out breaking apart crab lumps.
  3. Prepare chips in a single layer on a baking sheet. Prime evenly with yogurt-crab combination, then distribute cheese evenly. Bake 5 to 7 minutes or till cheese is melted. Prime with avocado, tomatoes and sizzling sauce.

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Baking sheet, medium bowl


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