Treat yourself to a special seafood dinner that's ready in just 20 minutes! This easy crab legs recipe features succulent snow crab bathed in a flavorful garlic butter sauce.

Craving Crab Legs?

Make any night feel fancy with homemade crab legs.  This dish is sure to impress!

Perfect for any Occasion

We're using snow crab legs in this recipe for their delicate sweetness and easy-to-open shells.

Snow Crab: Mild Flavor & Easy to Crack

Most grocery stores or seafood markets will carry fresh or frozen snow crab clusters.

Finding Crab Legs

Here's a quick overview of the cooking process: 1. Make the Sauce: Melt butter, add garlic, then seasonings until fragrant. 2. Prep the Crab: Cut a slit lengthwise into each shell. 3. Cook the Crab: Add crab legs to the sauce and simmer until heated through.

Cooking Crab Legs in Garlic Butter

The crab legs only take about 5-6 minutes to cook through in the simmering garlic butter.

How Long to Cook Crab Legs?

Snow crab legs are easy to crack without fancy tools! Simply pull off a leg, bend at the joint, and separate the sections. Warm crabmeat cracks easier than cold.

Easy Crab Leg Cracking

Store leftover crab legs in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days. Reheat by brushing with butter and baking at 350°F for 8 minutes.

Reheating Leftover Crab Legs

1 pound Snow Crab Clusters (thawed if frozen) ¼ cup Butter 1 clove Garlic (minced) 1 ½ teaspoons Dried Parsley ¼ teaspoon Black Pepper (ground) ⅛ teaspoon Salt


1. Cut a lengthwise slit into the shell of each crab leg. 2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until translucent (1-2 minutes). 3. Stir in parsley, pepper, and salt. Bring the mixture to a simmer. 4. Add crab legs to the skillet and toss to coat with the sauce. 5. Simmer for 5-6 minutes, or until crabmeat is heated through. 6. Serve hot and enjoy!


We hope you love this easy and flavorful crab legs recipe.

Enjoy Delicious Homemade Crab Legs!