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Spicy Crab Poppers

Spicy Crab Poppers

By Traeger Kitchen

This delicious jalapeño popper recipe will impress every last game day guest. It’s a simple appetizer that’s packed with buttery fresh crab & has a bit of kick.

Prep Time

20 Min

Cook Time

30 Min




This recipe serves:


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Units of Measurement:
18 Medium jalapeño peppers
Crab Filling
8 Ounce cream cheese, softened
1 Cup Canned Corn, drained
1/2 Cup crab meat
2 Whole scallions trimmed, finely chopped
1 1/2 Teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning


  • 1

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 350°F and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes.

    350 ˚F / 177 ˚C

  • 2

    Cut each jalapeño in half lengthwise through the stem and remove the ribs and seeds.

  • 3

    Make the crab filling. In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, corn, crab meat, scallions, and Old Bay Seasoning and stir until blended. Stir in the scallions.

  • 4

    Spoon the filling into the jalapeño halves, mounding it slightly. Place the poppers on a baking sheet covered with foil or parchment paper.

  • 5

    Place the baking sheet directly on the grill grates. Close the lid and cook the jalapeños until the peppers have softened and the filling is hot and bubbling, 25-30 minutes.

    350 ˚F / 177 ˚C


  • 6

    Remove the spicy crab poppers from the grill. Let cool slightly before serving. Enjoy!

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