Keto Crab Cakes with Spinach Alfredo Sauce

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  • prep time

    prep time

    5 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    15 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    20 min

Keto Crab Cakes with Spinach Alfredo Sauce

7 ratings

These crab cakes stray from traditional seasonings and take on a more herbaceous flavor. Basil, oregano, and a dollop of dijon flavor the crab cakes and are accompanied by a creamy spinach alfredo sauce. You can pair this meal with a vegetable side or a salad - the alfredo sauce adds all the fat you’ll need in the meal!

Jessica L.

  • Net Carbs

    2.2 g

  • Fiber

    0.6 g

  • Total Carbs

    2.8 g

  • Protein

    17.8 g

  • Fats

    30.9 g

359 cals

Keto Crab Cakes with Spinach Alfredo Sauce

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  • Crab, Canned, Drained

    Crab, Canned, Drained

    1 can - each 6 1/2 ounce net weight

  • Mayonnaise, Store Bought

    Mayonnaise, Store Bought

    2 teaspoon

  • Dijon Mustard

    Dijon Mustard

    ½ teaspoon

  • Lemon Juice

    Lemon Juice

    1 teaspoon

  • Salt


    ⅛ teaspoon

  • Black Pepper, Ground

    Black Pepper, Ground

    ⅛ teaspoon

  • Paprika


    ¼ teaspoon

  • Basil, Fresh

    Basil, Fresh

    ½ tablespoon

  • Oregano, Dried

    Oregano, Dried

    ¼ teaspoon

  • Avocado Oil

    Avocado Oil

    3 teaspoon

  • Unsalted Butter

    Unsalted Butter

    1 tablespoon

  • Garlic, Fresh

    Garlic, Fresh

    ½ teaspoon

  • Heavy Cream

    Heavy Cream

    ¼ cup

  • Black Pepper, Ground

    Black Pepper, Ground

    ⅛ teaspoon

  • Parmesan Cheese

    Parmesan Cheese

    ¼ cup, shredded

  • Spinach


    1 ounce

Recipe Steps

steps 7

20 min

  • Step 1

    Fully drain your canned crab, making sure all excess liquid is discarded. In a bowl, mix together the crab, mayo, dijon, lemon juice, salt, pepper, paprika, chopped basil, and oregano. Divide the mixture into 2 portions.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Use 1 ½ t of avocado oil per crab cake. You can cook both at once or one at a time. In a small pan, melt the avocado oil over medium heat. Place a portion of crab cake in the oil and press it down into a flat cake with a spatula. Cook for about 2 minutes on a medium-high heat. Then, reduce the heat to medium-low. Flip the cake over after another 2 minutes, and cook on the other side for another 4 minutes. You may need to adjust the heat to avoid burning.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    When all crab cakes are cooked, set them aside.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Use a clean pan to make the spinach alfredo sauce. Melt the butter over low heat and toast the garlic in the butter for 30 seconds to become fragrant and golden.
    Step 4
  • Step 5

    Whisk the cream into the butter and season with the pepper. Bring the cream to a simmer, then whisk the parmesan in over low heat until the parmesan is melted.
    Step 5
  • Step 6

    With the heat still on low, stir in chopped spinach. Cook over the heat until the spinach is wilted and the sauce has thickened around the spinach.
    Step 6
  • Step 7

    To serve the crab cakes, spoon a portion of spinach alfredo sauce in the base of a plate and set a crab cake in the center.
    Step 7

Comments 8

  • Nellya

    Nellya 4 years ago

    This is nothing that even resembles a crab cake. There was no binding ingredient! They fell apart. And the flavor was bland to me. Sauce was ok but way too rich.

    • rhodgd

      rhodgd 4 years ago

      It was great did add one egg

      • HuffStuff

        HuffStuff 4 years ago

        Why are there bad reviews?? They're so good

        • Kbd

          Kbd 4 years ago

          The sauce was great . Crab cakes were good, but I had to add an egg and pork rinds to hold together. Good recipe overall

          • Sal

            Sal 4 years ago

            I added an egg and some crushed pork rinds. Very yummy!

            • Bobnginger2

              Bobnginger2 4 years ago

              Very good! I doubled the recipe for the family to enjoy and added 1 egg to help them stick together. will definitely make again.

              • Lisajean08

                Lisajean08 4 years ago

                Crab cakes don’t hold together. You’d be better off to put the crab meat in the sauce and serve it all over cauliflower rice.

                • Sherri lynne

                  Sherri lynne 4 years ago

                  I think if you add an raw egg it might help bind it together. 🧐