Spicy Crab Cake Sliders

January 12, 2018

Be the MVP of your next game day party with these Spicy Crab Cake Sliders! You’ll win over your crowd with these spicy mini crab cakes and soft Pepperidge Farm Slider Buns!


I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I’m definitely the girl who’s only at the game day party for the food!  While everyone else is busy cheering on their team in front of the TV, I’m busy checking out the spread!  In my opinion, a great game day spread has to consist of three things: sandwiches, chips and lots of dip, and something spicy!  That’s why I love sliders.  You can basically combine a lot of those go-to, game day ingredients into one delicious food!

Sure, you can have a regular hamburger slider, a pulled pork slider, Buffalo chicken sliders, or even a saucy, Italian-inspired slider. They’re all good, but why make your game day party basic?  Be a little extra during the big game with my crab cake sliders!  I know what you’re thinking.  “How am I going to feed a crowd crab on a budget?”  Easy!  Pass on the lump stuff sold at the seafood counter and grab a couple cans of crab meat instead!  Then, bulk it up with lots of flavorful ingredients!  It’s just as tasty without having to give up a month’s worth of rent!

A slider is only as good as the bun it’s on.  The bun is the vessel that carries all of that goodness inside of it!  That’s why I made this crab cake slider recipe with Pepperidge Farm Slider Buns Pepperidge Farm Slider Buns are baked with special touches and available in five yummy flavors (White, Sesame, Potato, Sweet & Soft, and Wheat).  The quality, premium ingredients baked into these buns will make your game day party a total win!

My spicy, little crab cakes sit on top of Sweet & Soft Pepperidge Farm Slider Buns.  Since the crab cakes have a little kick to them, I decided to balance out the flavor with the sweetness of the buns.  You can toast the buns if you want, but they’re bakery soft and oh-so-good just the way they are!  Just bake up a batch of these crab cakes, toss them on the buns, and done!

Pepperidge Farm Slider Buns come in a party-size pack of 12.  If you’re making these sliders for your game day party, you’ll probably have to double this recipe.  I didn’t get too crazy when I first made these sliders.  We weren’t hosting a game day party or feeding a crowd.  We were just enjoying an easy dinner for two (with leftovers for lunch the next day)! 

Even after doubling the recipe, it will still cost you less (way less!) than a container of lump crab meat at the seafood counter!  So go for it and be a game day party champ!

Spicy Crab Cake Sliders


  • 12 oz. Fancy White Crab Meat, drained
  • 3/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 tsp. Sriracha sauce
  • 2 tbsp. mayonnaise
  • Asian coleslaw or salad mix
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Sweet & Soft Pepperidge Farm Slider Buns
  • Sriracha mayo (see notes)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the crab meat, bread crumbs, lemon, garlic, onion, and pepper together.
  3. Add in the Sriracha and mayo and combine well.
  4. Form crab mixture into slider-sized patties (I got 7 out of my crab mixture) and place evenly on the baking sheet.
  5. Bake patties for 20-30 mins, flipping halfway through, until golden brown.
  6. Assemble sliders by adding a small handful of coleslaw mix onto the bottom of a Pepperidge Farm Slider Bun.
  7. Then, add a crab cake on top.
  8. Spoon Sriracha mayo on top, place the other half of the Pepperidge Farm Slider Bun on top, and serve.


To make the Sriracha mayo: mix together approximately 1/4 cup mayonnaise and 1 tbsp. Sriracha in a small bowl. Spoon on top of the crab cake sliders and serve.

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I got everything I needed to make these sliders while I was doing our food shopping during the week.  I made sure that I bought enough crab meat so I could make these again over the weekend! If you want to add this recipe to your grocery list, make sure to download a coupon for $1 off any variety of Pepperidge Farm Slider Buns! They’re available in the bakery/bread aisle of the grocery store.
I mean, need I say more about these sliders? I’ve saved you some money and made you the rockstar of your next game day party! Actually, I will say one more thing. If you know you’ll have guests over who can’t handle the heat, serve the Sriracha mayo on the side. The Sriracha that’s added to the crab mixture doesn’t overpower the sliders. It’s just enough to give it a nice pinch and not too much heat.

Okay. Now, I’m done! So go on, download that $1 off coupon, and be the MVP of your next game day gathering!


What’s your favorite game day slider recipe?


  • Reply Brooke January 12, 2018 at 4:49 PM

    OMG those looks so amazing! I love crab!

    • Reply Jessica January 13, 2018 at 9:13 AM

      Thanks so much! I can’t wait to make them again!

  • Reply kissmytulle January 12, 2018 at 8:27 PM

    Big sliders fans in my house. The kids like that they can hold them in their hands. These sound delicious!

    • Reply Jessica January 13, 2018 at 9:14 AM

      Yes! They’re the perfect size for kids! Thank you!!

  • Reply Phyrra January 13, 2018 at 12:52 AM

    I love crab cakes!

  • Reply carrie @ frugal foodie mama January 13, 2018 at 10:55 AM

    Yum! These look absolutely delicious! 🙂

    • Reply Jessica January 13, 2018 at 1:47 PM

      Thanks so much! 🙂

  • Reply bysarahhalstead January 13, 2018 at 5:37 PM

    WOW!!! Those look sooo amazing.

  • Reply Ava January 15, 2018 at 4:41 AM

    Right now, I cannot even handle this. Oh my goodness I seriously need some excuse to make this immediately. This is looking just wow…. I have no words to explain it

    • Reply Jessica January 15, 2018 at 8:51 AM

      Thanks so much, Ava! I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did! 🙂

  • Reply laniderrick January 15, 2018 at 12:33 PM

    I’ve never thought to dress up crab cakes! these look amazing.

    • Reply Jessica January 15, 2018 at 7:49 PM

      Thanks! This mini version of crab cakes is definitely a lot more fun to eat! 🙂

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