Looking for an easy and delicious air fryer Chinese buffet crab casserole recipe? This is the perfect dish for a quick and tasty dinner! With just a few simple ingredients, you can have this casserole on the table in no time. The best part? It’s perfect for any occasion! So what are you waiting for? Give this recipe a try today!
Air Fryer Chinese Buffet Crab Casserole Recipe is amazing. If you have ever been to a Chinese Buffet, you know exactly what I am talking about, lumps of crabmeat smothered in cheese and oh so good.
This dish is made differently depending on where you live, but they all start with lump crab meat (usually imitation) and include a topping of mozzarella cheese. I included diced red peppers and scallions served in my local Huhan Chinese Buffet. But others across the country have noted that theirs included celery and onions; if you love them, add them.
You can add or take out anything that you want. I used my broiler feature for this dish in my Air Fryer, but if you do not have a broiler feature in your air fryer, you can do one of two things. Place it into your oven and broil for a couple of minutes, or just air fry it until all of the cheese is melted. If you choose the second option, make sure you check frequently. Otherwise, you are going to end up with a burnt top.
What Is Chinese Crab Casserole?
Do you like crab? Do you like Chinese food? If so, you’ll love this easy-to-make crab casserole dish that combines the best of both worlds! Crab is a popular ingredient in Chinese cuisine, and can be used to make a variety of dishes. This particular casserole is made with a creamy sauce, rice, and vegetables. It’s perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal. So why not give it a try? You may just find yourself making it again and again!
Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Chinese Crab Casserole
Crab Casserole is a popular dish in Chinese cuisine. In this post, we will be using the air fryer to make this delicious meal. You only need a few ingredients, for this great casserole!
- Lump Imitation Crab Meat
- Red Bell Peppers
- Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
- Salt & Pepper
How To Make Chinese Crab Casserole In The Air Fryer
In a large mixing bowl, mix the crab meat, scallions, red bell peppers, salt, and black pepper.
Fold in the mayonnaise and then mix well.
Spread into a baking dish, and pat flat. Set into the air fryer for 5-8 minutes at 350 degrees F, air fryer setting. As soon as it starts bubbling, remove the pan.
Sprinkle the cheese on top, and set it back into the air fryer or oven. I used the broiler setting on my air fryer and broiled until the cheese was melted. If you have an air fryer with no broiler feature, you can either place the pan into the air fryer and set the temperature to 300 degrees F, air fryer setting until the cheese is melted. Or put it into the oven, using the broiler function, until the cheese is melted.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Crab Casserole varies depending on the restaurant
Do you like crab casserole? If you’ve ever ordered it at a restaurant, you know that the dish can vary quite a bit from place to place.
Some Chinese restaurants serve this with sauteed onions and mushrooms. Some add chili powder, so if you want to add any ingredients, go ahead, this recipe is really easy to switch up!
Can I Make This Lighter?
Yes, you can use light mayonnaise or even light shredded mozzarella cheese. A lot of the readers, also said that you substitute all of the mayonnaise for 1/2 Greek Yogurt and 1/2 mayonnaise.
Do I have To Use Immitation Crab In This Recipe?
No, you can use real crab, Chinese food restaurants, usually use imitation crab in the recipe, since it’s cheaper.
More Air Fryer Appetizer Recipes:
Do you love your air fryer? I know I do! It’s so much fun to create delicious recipes in it. Today, I’m sharing some more air fryer appetizer recipes with you. These recipes are perfect for parties or gatherings, and they’re all so tasty. You’re going to love them! (And if you don’t have an air fryer yet, now might be the time to invest in one!) 😉
- Air Fryer Toasted Ravioli
- Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks
- Instant Pot Queso
- Instant Pot Copycat Olive Garden Spinach Artichoke Dip
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Air Fryer Chinese Buffet Crab Casserole Recipe
- 12 ounces lump imitation crab meat
- 2 stalks scallion, diced
- 1/4 cup red pepper, diced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- In a large mixing bowl, mix the crab meat, scallions, red bell peppers, salt, and black pepper mix well.
- Fold in the mayonnaise and then mix well.
- Spread into a baking dish, and pat flat. Set into the air fryer for 5-8 minutes at 350 degrees F, air fryer setting. As soon as it starts bubbling, remove the pan.
- Sprinkle the cheese on top, and set it back into the air fryer or oven. I used the broiler setting on my air fryer and broiled until the cheese was melted. If you have an air fryer with no broiler feature, you can either place the pan into the air fryer and set the temperature to 300 degrees F, air fryer setting until the cheese is melted. Or put into the oven, using the broiler function, until the cheese is melted.
- Plate, serve, and enjoy!
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