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dungenes crab in air fryer
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5 from 7 votes

Air fryer dungeness crab legs fresh or frozen

Air fryer is the quickest way to cook or reheat crab legs at home. Directions are so easy, your ready to eat crab will be done in less than 10 minutes
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer crab legs, air fryer frozen crab legs
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 198kcal


  • Air fryer


  • 1 lb crab legs about two crab leg clusters
  • 1 teaspoon cajun seasoning*
  • 1/2 cup butter melted, for dipping


  • Season crab legs with the old bay or cajun spices and place in the air fryer.
  • Cook for 5 minutes at 345 degrees. There is no need to preheat the air fryer.
  • Crack legs and dip crab meat in butter for extra flavor


*Use old bay seasoning instead if prefer.
Dungeness or Snow crab legs fit best in the air fryer because they are smaller kind of crabs.
If you don't have a special device, simply crack crab legs with nut cracker and pull the meat out with the fork.
Nutrition is calculated without the dipping butter.


Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 134mg | Sodium: 670mg | Potassium: 826mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 697IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 1mg