Sweet Corn Crab Cakes (Oven Baked!)

Nicolette Stramara

by | Updated: September 7th, 2021

Add a punch of flavor to your meal prep with this healthy crab cake recipe. These crab cakes are oven baked and loaded with tasty ingredients, including sweet corn, yogurt, parsley, lemon juice and garlic, resulting in delightful textures and scrumptious flavors. If baked ahead of time, the cakes are easily revived, only needing a quick visit to the oven and a drizzle of lemon-parsley dipping sauce for fresh, bright flavors. It’s a meal-prepper’s dream!

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Sweet Corn Crab Cakes (Oven Baked!)

Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Cool 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 13 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 256 kcal


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup almond meal flour
  • 1-1/4 cup frozen corn kernels thawed
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion diced
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt full fat
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 16 oz. wild-caught lump crabmeat
  • 2 tsp. garlic minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Lemon-Parsley Dipping Sauce

  • 1-1/4 cups plain yogurt full fat
  • 1/2 cup parsley chopped
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line sheet pan with parchment paper or silicone mat.
  2. In large mixing bowl, whisk eggs for one minute.
  3. Stir in corn, onion, parsley, yogurt, crab meat, garlic, salt and pepper until well combined.
  4. Cover mixture and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  5. Scoop 1/2-cup mixture, form into ball and gently flatten into medium-sized patty. Arrange on sheet pan. Repeat for 12 crab cakes.
  6. Bake 25-28 minutes or until crab cakes are golden brown around edges and lightly golden brown in center.
  7. Let cool 10 minutes.
  8. To make lemon-parsley dipping sauce, combine ingredients. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe Notes

  • Replace yogurt with mayonnaise or plain Greek yogurt.
  • Fresh corn kernels may be used in place of frozen kernels.
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Nutrition Facts
Sweet Corn Crab Cakes (Oven Baked!)
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 256 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 90mg30%
Sodium 805mg34%
Potassium 390mg11%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 832IU17%
Vitamin C 32mg39%
Calcium 153mg15%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Nicolette Stramara's passion for cooking and baking has blended with her desire to provide her family with wholesome meals, a happy home, and a healthy life. Her delicious recipes range from savory dinner dishes to mouthwatering desserts, kid-approved snacks, and flavorful breakfast options that accommodate those with various dietary needs. Through her meticulous research, Nicolette also writes helpful articles that include facts, tips, and information on ways to eat nutritiously and live well.