Handmade Crab Cakes from Sam’s Club

by Alli

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I love to throw crazy big parties that take a whole lot of work.  When planning a huge event, I always focus on ways to streamline my to-do list.  I’m all about working smarter, not harder.  That’s why my first stop is always Sam’s Club.  As a matter of fact, I was in Walmart a few days ago and a man walked by and said, “Didn’t I just see you at Sam’s Club?”  Yes.  Guilty.

I admit that I get so caught up in my work that sometimes I forget to plan my own meals!  And some days I don’t even want to think about cooking! Am I the only one?

Handmade Crabcakes

Speedy Meals

Good thing Sam’s Club is not just for party planning. Whenever I need a speedy meal for weeknights or a quick dinner for the weekend, I head to the seafood department. It’s easy to find high-quality seafood and everything I need to make a delicious and easy meal in under 30 minutes.

Homemade Tartar Sauce

Favorite Crab Cakes

My husband is crazy about all things seafood and one of his favorites is the Daily Chef™ Handmade Crab Cakes.  They’re made with sustainably harvested jumbo lump crab, perfectly seasoned and cook in under 30 minutes.

Crab Cakes & Sam's Club

 Meal Ideas

If you are preparing a casual, weekday meal,  serve Sam’s Club Crab Cakes & easy, homemade tartar sauce on deli-fresh buns.  On weekends, crown your favorite salad greens with a couple of crab cakes. Add a loaf of crusty bread and a white wine vinaigrette to dress the salad.  You’ve got a beautiful, delicious meal in mere minutes.

When guests are coming for dinner, crab cakes over grits will make a stunning presentation.  Never had crab cakes and grits?  You should put it on your bucket list.  It’s a delectable twist on shrimp and grits – a southern staple.

Sam's Club Crab Cakes

Here’s my go-to homemade tartar sauce that can be whipped up in no time. Slather this sauce on a crab cake sandwich. This is a delicious dipping sauce for seafood.

Sam's Club Crab Cakes

Homemade Tartar Sauce


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice (fresh)
  • 1 dash garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Dill


  1. In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients together. Store in the refrigerator.

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What’s your favorite seafood?


Amanda March 9, 2015 - 7:07 am

I am not a huge seafood fan but I do like crab sometimes. I usually make crab dip but these sound good too.And eady to make which is a plus.

Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom March 9, 2015 - 7:58 am

My husband has been asking me to make crab cakes–guess I know what recipe to use now!

Madaline March 9, 2015 - 8:18 am

Ooo I’ve had these before – my grandfather’s wife is the queen of Sam’s club. By the way you made me cry – I can’t get Duke’s here!!!

AJ @ NutriFitMama March 9, 2015 - 8:27 am

My son would love these- he LOVES crab cakes. I think we all are big shrimp lovers over here. I also love spicy tuna sushi rolls 😉

Kristen from The Road to Domestication March 9, 2015 - 9:46 am

Okay, you are gonna laugh. I literally just made these crab cakes for my husband on Saturday. These same ones from Sam’s. Not even joking. Although he ate them along with some steamed broccoli and garlic pasta. That is so funny! Great minds, right?!

Alli March 10, 2015 - 6:18 am

Yes, Kristen, great minds! I try to keep things like this in the freezer for those days when I’m been busy making recipes for my blog. Who has time to cook after a day of cooking and photographing food? 🙂

Neely March 9, 2015 - 9:52 am

Oh I will have to tell my husband about these!

Shirley Wood March 9, 2015 - 10:31 am

We love crab cakes at our house and we shop at Sam’s frequently. I will look for these on our next trip. I think we would enjoy them too!

brook devis March 9, 2015 - 10:39 am

i absolty love crab cakes and very often we have them at lunch. thanx for the tartar sauce recipie am gonna try this one soon.

Lara March 9, 2015 - 10:49 am

I’ve never had these before, and Sam’s is my go to place to shop too. We normally go there twice a month and get everything we need and then supplement with Publix when we run out. Thanks for the recipe. I will have to try these!

Stephanie of The TipToe Fairy March 9, 2015 - 11:59 am

I’m not a big fan of seafood, but the rest of my family is. And, they love the seafood I get from Sam’s Club. They would go crazy for these crab cakes.

Joy @ Joy Love Food March 9, 2015 - 12:03 pm

I love crab cakes! These look delicious, wish I was having on these sandwiches for lunch today 🙂

Chubskulit Rose March 9, 2015 - 1:51 pm

I love crab cakes and those looks delicious. I wish I could buy some fresh crabs so I can make some. I miss eating those delicious home cooked crab cakes my Mom used to make.

LaShawn March 9, 2015 - 4:30 pm

I love those Crab cakes from Sam’s! I really have to make this for dinner one day, my husband would love it. Thanks for the idea

Ashley ~ 3 Little Greenwoods March 9, 2015 - 4:32 pm

Yum! I love crab cakes and love that I can pick these tasty ones up at our local Sam’s Club!

Thanks for the tartar sauce recipe too!

Breanna March 9, 2015 - 6:04 pm

My husband LOVES crab cakes! I definitely need to save this recipe for later! 🙂 We are huge Sam’s Club lovers, too. It’s our go-to place for buying in bulk. Great post!

Erica @ The Crumby Cupcake March 9, 2015 - 6:58 pm

Crab cakes are one of my fave things to eat! Fresh hand made ones are my preferred way to go, but I cheat more often than not and buy the ready made ones! Yum!

Cara (@StylishGeek) March 9, 2015 - 7:34 pm

I absolutely love crab cakes! I order it whenever it is available on the menu. Too bad we do not have a Sam’s Club near my area. But if I find something similar to this I may follow what you did. Thanks for sharing 🙂

Krystal March 9, 2015 - 9:31 pm

This is the kind of thing my husband would just LOVE! We always shop Sams Club, but I hadn’t noticed their seafood selection. We live in Florida so always try to have a fresh Sunday Seafood feast, but sometimes fresh isn’t best or even possible. It is nice that there is an alternative!

Alli March 10, 2015 - 6:19 am

I don’t have any fresh seafood places around me, so I rely on Sam’s Club a lot. For parties, I always get their big ole’ shrimp.

Lauren March 10, 2015 - 12:20 am

These seriously look so delicious! I am in love with crab and crab cakes but I have never made them into a sandwich before!! I am totally going to run to sams and do this asap!

Myrabev March 10, 2015 - 2:55 am

I love seafood like the next person but it’s not like go to meal and crab cakes aint even on the list for seafoods have eaten lol. I wish they had sam’s club where I am at

Erika March 10, 2015 - 3:35 am

I love crab cakes! They look so good, I haven’t had them in a while, perhaps I should make them soon 🙂


Sam Sly March 10, 2015 - 12:50 pm

Thanks for sharing! I like the recipe for the homemade tartar sauce as sometimes the store sauces just have too many ingredients in them–too much sugar especially. Those crab cakes look tasty. I love seafood especially crab.

Zan March 10, 2015 - 6:51 pm

Sometimes throwing parties just takes a whole lot of work no matter how hard you try to make ti simple. I love anything crab (remember, Caribbean girl, here)..I make a similar sauce for hamburgers but I use sour cream instead of mayo. The cakes look and sound delish!

Yona Williams March 10, 2015 - 7:06 pm

This is my second time reading about crab cakes in less than a week, and now I have a serious craving for them now. I used to shop at Sam’s Club when I lived in Michigan, and I loved browsing their bakery and wine section. I didn’t know that it was so easy to make your own tartar sauce – going to have to Pin that recipe for later.

Giveaways 4 Mom March 11, 2015 - 7:27 am

I love crab cakes. However, I have never tried making them myself. Usually, I just go with the premade ones. However, I am going to give this recipe a try soon so I can see how it turns out.

Alli March 11, 2015 - 1:44 pm

That’s why I love these pre-made ones from Sam’s Club. They are handmade, but convenient because they come frozen and all I have to do is pop them in the oven. It’s the perfect meal on a busy day.

Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai March 11, 2015 - 11:18 am

I love crab cakes, and these look delicious!


Alli March 11, 2015 - 1:40 pm

Thanks, Lorelai. It’s one of my husband’s faves and I don’t have to slave over the stove. Quick, easy and tasty!

Beth McIntire March 13, 2015 - 12:37 pm

Frozen crabcakes from Sam’s Club are very tasty – definitely worth trying for a quick and easy meal. Also, I’ve added your site to my blog’s list of CommentLuv enabled blogs. 🙂

Rachel March 14, 2015 - 8:53 am

I love crab cakes. My homemade ones do take some time to whip up. I’ll be sure to give these a try. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

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