Crab Cakes Italiano

Pesto easily packs extra flavor into these prize-winning crab cakes. Mamma mia!

  • prep time 35 min
  • total time
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 8

Ingredients

Sauce

1/2
cup mayonnaise or reduced-fat mayonnaise
2
tablespoons purchased pesto

Crab Cakes

1
lb. fresh lump crabmeat, cleaned and rinsed, or imitation crabmeat (surimi), shredded*
1/2
cup Progresso® Italian Style Bread Crumbs
1/3
cup mayonnaise or reduced-fat mayonnaise
2
tablespoons purchased pesto
1
egg, beaten
2
tablespoons olive oil

Garnish, if desired

Italian plum tomato slices
Fresh basil sprigs
Julienne-cut sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 In small bowl, combine sauce ingredients; mix well. Cover; refrigerate until serving time.
  • 2 In large bowl, combine all crab cake ingredients except olive oil; mix well. Using 1/3 cup mixture for each, shape into eight 3-inch patties.
  • 3 Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add patties; cook 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until golden brown and thoroughly cooked. Drain on paper towels. Serve crab cakes topped with sauce. Garnish as desired.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1/8 of Recipe
    Calories
    340
    (
    Calories from Fat
    240),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    27g
    27%
    (Saturated Fat
    4g,
    4%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    70mg
    70%;
    Sodium
    970mg
    970%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    9g
    9%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    2g
    2%
    ),
    Protein
    14g
    14%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    6%;
    Vitamin C
    10%;
    Calcium
    8%;
    Iron
    8%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 2 Very Lean Meat; 5 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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