Weight Watchers Crab Cakes are absolutely delicious and full of yummy lump crab meat! Definitely, one of those Weight Watchers recipes you will want to make over and over again!
ONLY 1 FREESTYLE SMARTPOINT EACH
These delightful little WW crab cakes are only 1 Freestyle SmartPoint each! Say what…yes..only 1 point! The dipping sauce is zero points! This is what I call a very healthy and guilt-free appetizer or main dish.
Plus if you like crab meat as much as I do these are a definite treat!
INGREDIENTS FOR SKINNY CRAB CAKES
This recipe calls for fairly basic ingredients that taste amazing when combined together. These skinny crab cakes have so much flavor!
- Lump crab meat
- Garlic Cloves
- Dijon mustard
- Old Bay seasoning
- Whole wheat panko crumbs
- Fresh parsley
- Non-stick cooking spray
Dipping Sauce Ingredients
- Fat-free Greek yogurt, plain
- Garlic Clove
- Lemon Zest
- Lemon Juice
- Dried Dill
HOW TO MAKE WEIGHT WATCHERS CRAB CAKES AND DIPPING SAUCE
These are so easy to make! I usually double the recipe because crab cakes won't last at my house!
STEP ONE: MIX INGREDIENTS
Start off by draining the lump crab meat. Be sure to pick through the crab meat for any stray crab shells! Those are NO fun to swallow!!
Grab a large bowl and add the drained crab meat, minced garlic, Dijon mustard, Old Bay seasoning, breadcrumbs, and parsley. Mix these ingredients together so they are well combined.
Now add the beaten egg and mix it into the crab mixture until well combined.
You may be tempted to add some salt to this mixture, but I would tell you not to do it! The Old Bay seasoning adds plenty of salt and flavor to the mix.
STEP TWO: CHILL
Cover your large bowl and place in the refrigerator to chill for about 30 minutes. This step will make the rest of the process easier!
STEP THREE: MAKE CAKES
Once the crab cake mixture is done chilling, remove it from the refrigerator.
Form the mixture into 6 equal patties. Each patty will be about 1/4 cup of the mixture.
STEP FOUR: MAKE DIPPING SAUCE
While the crab mixture is chilling it is a great time to whip up the dipping sauce.
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and use a whisk to mix well.
Keep the dipping sauce refrigerated until ready to eat.
STEP FIVE: COOK CAKES
Take a nonstick skillet and spray it with non-stick cooking spray. Turn the burner on to medium heat. Place the crab cakes into the skillet and cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side until golden brown and cooked through.
Serve hot with dipping sauce.
WEIGHT WATCHERS CRAB CAKES AND DIPPING SAUCE RECIPE
I bet you are ready to get cooking with these Weight Watchers Crab Cakes! You can print off the complete ingredients and instructions via the recipe card below!
These Weight Watchers Crab Cakes and Dipping Sauce are delicious and so quick and easy to make!
- 2 cans lump crab meat drained, the cans are 6 ounces each
- 1 large egg beaten
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon low sodium Old Bay seasoning
- ½ cup whole wheat panko breadcrumbs
- ½ cup chopped parsley
- ½ cup Fat-Free plain Greek yogurt
- 1 clove garlic small, grated
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 2 teaspoon lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon dried dill
- ½ teaspoon salt
In a large bowl combine the drained crab meat, minced garlic, Dijon mustard, old bay seasoning, panko breadcrumbs and parsley. Mix it well. There is no need for extra salt. The old bay seasoning is salty enough.
Add the beaten egg and mix again. Cover and chill for 30 minutes
Using a ¼ cup measure, make 6 crab cakes out of the mix.
Lightly spray a nonstick pan with cooking spray and pan fry the crab cakes for 4 to 5 minutes, each side on medium heat.
Serve hot with the dipping sauce.
Combine all the ingredients for the dipping sauce in a large bowl and whisk it well.
Serve with the crab cakes.
There are 1 Freestyle SmartPoint per crab cake and the dipping sauce is Zero Freestyle SmartPoints.
If you loved these Weight Watchers Crab Cakes be sure to check out these other WW seafood recipes:
- Weight Watchers Cajun Fish Soft Tacos
- Weight Watchers Shrimp Recipes
- Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Shrimp
- Weight Watchers Shrimp Summer Rolls
Be sure to PIN this skinny crab cake recipe so you can come back and make it over and over again!