Easy Baked Crab Legs

For a super quick way to prepare crab legs, spread them out on a sheet pan and bake them in the oven. It's an easy way to prepare crab legs for a crowd.

Baked crab legs on a wooden tray with cooked corn and potatoes

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If you’ve got a rimmed baking sheet and an oven, you’ve got a foolproof way to cook crab legs for a crowd. Use the pre-cooked and flash-frozen crab legs you can find at the grocery store for the best quality meat.

The sheet pan guarantees easy cooking and cleanup, so all you have to focus on is eating. Serve straight from the pan and set out a large bowl for empty shells.

A version of this article originally appeared on MyRecipes.com

Easy Baked Crab Legs

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 17 mins
Servings 6 servings


  • 6 frozen (about 4 pounds) snow crab clusters

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons seafood boil seasoning (such as Old Bay)

  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.

    Arrange the crab clusters in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet.

  2. Season:

    Stir together the oil and seasoning in a small bowl. Brush over each crab cluster.

  3. Bake and serve:

    Bake in preheated oven until hot throughout, about 12 minutes. Serve warm with butter and lemon.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
539 Calories
21g Fat
15g Carbs
73g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 539
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 245mg 82%
Sodium 2600mg 113%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 73g
Vitamin C 93mg 466%
Calcium 142mg 11%
Iron 10mg 54%
Potassium 828mg 18%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.