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Slow Cooker Crab Legs * *

Slow Cooker Crab Legs

  • Cooking Time:

    4 hours on HIGH
  • Servings:



3 lb. of snow crab legs
1/2 stick unsalt­ed but­ter
4 cloves gar­lic, minced
1 tsp. dill
Lemons & but­ter for gar­nish

Yes, you can make Crab Legs in your Slow Cook­er!  It’s actu­al­ly very sim­ple and once you make them you prob­a­bly won’t ever order crab legs at a restau­rant again. I buy crab legs when they are on sale at my local gro­cer and it’s always a nice sur­prise for the fam­i­ly.  (I don’t think they know how easy they real­ly are to make!)

  1. Rinse crab legs under run­ning water.
  2. Place the crab legs in your slow cook­er (oval works best here) and fill with water until the crab legs are cov­ered.
  3. Melt 1/2 stick of but­ter in a small bowl and mix in gar­lic and dill.
  4. Pour the but­ter mix­ture over the crab legs in the slow cook­er.
  5. Cov­er & Crock on HIGH for 4 hours. (If using frozen crab legs, crock an addi­tion­al 30 min­utes.)
  6. Serve hot with melt­ed but­ter and lemon wedges.

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Jenn Bare is a Mom, Chef & the Crock-Pot® Girl. She hosts a weekly "Mom Monday" segment on ABC-15 in Phoenix. Jenn is the founder of GetCrocked, the #1 resource for slow cooking with over 1.5 million online followers. She innovates recipes daily with her favorite tool in the kitchen, the Crock-Pot® slow cooker.

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Add bees for extra fla­vor. 😉


Will this work with a whole crab?

Darcey Kosolofski
Darcey Kosolofski

Do you have to melt the but­ter before you add it to the cook­er?

Lisa Gollnick
Lisa Gollnick

I think­ing of try­ing this, but I only want to make 1 or 1 1/2 pounds to see how it tuns out. Would the cook­ing time be the same or do I cut time in half?


Is this recipe for raw or pre­cooked crab legs from store?

Meet Jenn Bare

Jenn is the founder of Get­Crocked, the #1 resource for slow cook­ing with over 1.5 mil­lion online fol­low­ers. She inno­vates recipes dai­ly with her favorite tool in the kitchen, the Crock-Pot® slow cook­er.

She innovates recipes daily…

Jenn Bare is a Mom, Chef & the Crock-Pot® Girl. She hosts a week­ly “Mom Mon­day” seg­ment on ABC-15 in Phoenix.

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