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Stuffed Avocado with Alaska Crab

Stuffed Avocado with Alaska Crab
Avocado halves stuffed with succulent, creamy Alaska crab mix and broiled to perfection - this dish is low-carb and keto-friendly. Recipe courtesy Becky Winkler of A Calculated Whisk.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Servings: 8
  • Yield: 8 stuffed avocado halves


  • ¼ cup cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 cups cooked Alaska crab meat
  • 3 scallions, sliced, plus more for serving
  • 4 avocados
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Step 1 Prepare the stuffing

    Mix the cream cheese, sour cream, lemon zest, lemon juice, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper in a large bowl until smooth. Fold in the Alaska crab meat and scallions.

  2. Step 2 Prepare the avocados

    Cut the avocados in half and remove the pits. Use a spoon to scoop some of the flesh out of the avocados, leaving a larger cavity for stuffing.

  3. Step 3 Fill avocados and broil

    Position your oven rack about 8 inches below the heating element and set to broil. Divide the crab mixture between the avocados and top with the shredded cheese. Place on a baking sheet and broil for 2-5 minutes, checking frequently, or until the cheese is melted and beginning to brown. Top with extra scallions if desired and serve hot.