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This Healthy Crab Eggs Benedict is made with Dungeness crab legs, a poached egg, and a creamy yogurt sauce, and is a lighter take on the breakfast classic!
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Dungeness Crab Eggs Benedict

This Dungeness crab eggs Benedict is made with crab legs, poached eggs, and a creamy yogurt sauce, and is perfect for brunch!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 351kcal


Crab Eggs Benedict:

  • 6 ounces Dungeness crab legs (~3 crab legs)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 English muffin, toasted
  • ½ avocado, thinly sliced
  • 1 green onion, diced (for garnish, optional)

Creamy Yogurt Sauce:

  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • pinch salt, to taste


Steaming the Crab Legs:

  • In a large pot, bring ½" water to a boil.  
    Set a metal vegetable steamer inside the pot.  Add crab legs (they should not be touching the water), and cover pot.  
    Steam 4-6 minutes for thawed legs, or 10-12 minutes for frozen legs.
    After crab legs are done steaming, set them in a bowl of icy water to stop them from cooking further.
    Steam the Crab Legs

Removing Crab Meat:

  • Use a crab cracker to remove crab meat from shells, or use a chef’s knife and kitchen shears.  (Check the Recipe Notes for a tutorial link.)

Poaching the Eggs:

  • Bring about 3" water to boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to a simmer.
  • Set a mesh sieve in sink or over a bowl, and crack 1 egg into sieve. Allow egg to drain for a few seconds, and then carefully pour egg into the water. Repeat for each egg. Simmer eggs 3-5 minutes, depending on desired doneness. Remove eggs from water with a slotted spoon. Set eggs on a paper towel to get rid of excess water.

Making the Creamy Yogurt Sauce:

  • Add all ingredients for the sauce into a bowl and mix.  Salt to taste.

Assembling the Crab Eggs Benedict:

  • Assemble your Eggs Benedict by layering one slice of the English muffin, half the avocado, half the crab meat, and then repeat with the rest of the bread, avocado, and crab meat.
  • Add a small spoonful of the yogurt sauce on top of the crab meat to help hold it together.  Top each stack with a poached egg, and more sauce on top.  
  • Garnish with green onion if desired. Serve immediately.


Crab is typically sold either pre-cooked or alive.  This recipe assumes that you are using pre-cooked King crab legs.
Need more help prepping the crab? Learn more here: How to Steam + Crack Crab Legs
Prepare Crab Ahead of Time: Crab can be steamed and removed from shells ahead of time.  Store in the fridge and use meat within 3 days.


Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 236mg | Sodium: 717mg | Potassium: 457mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 430IU | Vitamin C: 13.7mg | Calcium: 188mg | Iron: 1.9mg