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Recipe with Crab Meat: Maryland Crab Pizza!

Recipe with Crab Meat: Maryland Crab Pizza!

Housewives of Frederick County, LLC
This recipe with crab meat: Maryland Crab Pizza will have your family and friends asking for it for every occasion! Whether it's pizza dinner night or you need a good hot appetizer, this recipe is a show stopper!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 11 mins
Cook Time 24 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer, Dinner, hors d'oeuvre, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


  • 16 ounces Pizza Dough (either homemade or ready-to-bake)
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil, extra virgin
  • 2 cups Mozzarella Cheese (shredded or sliced)
  • 2/3 cup Ricotta Cheese, whole milk
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 3 tbsp Pecorino Romano Cheese, grated or finely shredded
  • 1/2 lb Handy Seafood Pasteurized Premium Lump Crab Meat
  • Crab/Seafood Seasoning, to taste
  • Fresh Basil, to taste


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Brush bottom & sides of your cookie sheet or pizza pan with 1 tablespoon olive oil and then stretch out your pizza dough to fit the pan.
  • Form a slight lip around the edges for your crust.
  • Then, brush the top of the pizza dough with the 2nd tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Pre-bake the dough in the oven for 6 minutes.
  • While the dough is pre-baking, in a small bowl mix together the ricotta cheese, minced garlic & salt. Set aside.
  • Once pizza dough is pre-baked, remove from oven and add dollops of ricotta cheese mixture to the dough. Then spread around the dough evenly with the back of a large spoon.
  • Sprinkle on your mozzarella cheese evenly over top of the ricotta cheese.
  • After that, sprinkle on the pecorino romano cheese over the mozzarella cheese.
  • Place pizza in the oven and bake for 10 more minutes.
  • Remove pizza from oven and add your Handy Seafood Pasteurized Premium Lump Crab Meat evenly over the entire pizza.
  • Then sprinkle your seafood/crab seasoning over top of the crab meat.
  • Place pizza back into the oven and bake for 8 more minutes.
  • Once pizza is removed from the oven, add fresh basil.
  • Serve immediately.
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