Chinese Baked Crab Delight Seafood Casserole

Chinese Buffet Seafood Bake is a popular dish that is served at many Chinese Buffets all over, you can recreate this dish at home.

Homemade copycat Chinese Buffet Seafood Delight Bake on a plate and in a baking dish.

Chinese Buffet Seafood Bake

Do you love Chinese Buffets? They serve up a lot of amazing dishes. One of the favorites that I have been asked to recreate is the seafood bake. This seafood bake is super easy. It has very simple ingredients in it.

Honestly, you can change the portions of the meat. I like to make mine with a large variety, but you could use just imitation crab meat if you like.

Homemade copycat Chinese Buffet Seafood Delight Bake crab casserole on a plate.

For my version, I use imitation crab and lobster, but I use real shrimp. If you like you can use only the crab as many restaurants use. Also if you desire you can add additional seasonings such as a touch of garlic powder or even some white pepper.

Does imitation crab taste like real crab?

Imitation crab is not real crab meat. It is a mixture of white fish. Often it is made with a blend of mild white fish like pollock, whiting, or haddock. It may contain a crab extract, it does contain coloring and a binder to shape it into miniature crab legs. While it does not taste exactly like crab, it is similar as it has a light flavor and a light texture. It is an economical alternative to more expensive crab meat.

Chinese Seafood Bake Ingredients

Here’s what you need to make this seafood casserole:

  • Imitation crab meat
  • Imitation lobster meat
  • Shrimp
  • Mayonnaise
  • Green onions
  • Mozzarella cheese

Ingredients for homemade copycat Chinese buffet seafood bake delight crab casserole

How to make a Chinese Seafood Delight Casserole

This recipe is so easy to make, you will simply stir up the ingredients together and place them in a casserole dish and pop them into the oven for about 30 minutes. So in just 30 minutes, you will have an amazing dinner for you and for your family.

Homemade copycat chinese food buffet seafood delight bake crab casserole in a glass baking dish.

How do you store seafood casserole?

It is important that your seafood delight casserole is stored in an air-tight container in your refrigerator. You should reheat this just long enough to warm the casserole in your microwave.

Can you freeze seafood casserole?

You can freeze this casserole for up to 3 months in your freezer. Be sure to seal it up very well.  Defrost completely before reheating.

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Homemade copycat Chinese Buffet Seafood Delight Bake crab casserole on a plate.

Chinese Baked Lobster and Crab Casserole

Recreate this staple of most Chinese food buffets.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Chinese Buffet Seafood Bake
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 634kcal


  • 12 ounces imitation crab meat
  • 12 ounces imitation lobster meat
  • 6 ounces shrimp
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a medium-sized bowl combine the imitation crab and lobster meat with the shrimp and mayonnaise. Stir well. Then fold in the sliced green onions.
  • Transfer the mixture into a 1-quart baking dish sprayed with non-stick spray, top with the mozzarella, and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.


Calories: 634kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 160mg | Sodium: 1730mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 2.3mg | Calcium: 137mg | Iron: 1.1mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Sammie Sutton

    substituted scallops for the imitation lobster meat and this was pretty tasty I will make it again but will substitute shallots for the green onions nice change of pace

  2. Joe Bea

    5 stars
    Added diced green pepper and chopped mushrooms with a dash of Old Bay seasoning.
    Baked at 425F for 20 minutes. Excellent!

  3. Kristy

    5 stars
    Not anything like I’ve ever had at a Chinese buffet, but still SO YUMMY! I tweaked a few things, and probably will adjust a few more, because this recipe is a keeper! I used 24 oz. crab, doubled the cheese, added an extra 1/2 cup mayo, added 1 tablespoon each of finely chopped red bell pepper and celery, and 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning. It came out VERY oily (not really a problem, I just drained it a bit), so next time I might stick to the original amount of mayonnaise, and add probably 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper, because we like spice! Tonight’s leftovers are going into tomorrow morning’s omelet. DOUBLE PRIZES! 😉

  4. Victoria

    5 stars
    This was awesome!! I didn’t have any imitation lobster so I added extra imitation crab and then followed the rest of the recipe. It was so good that I had the leftovers for breakfast the next morning. I will definitely be doing this one again, but I will double up on the mayo and the cheese. Thank you for a wonderful recipe!

  5. Devin Steidel

    Love.this recipe. Now I just.have to figure out the seafood donut recipe, cant find it anywhere.

  6. Baltisraul

    I doubled this recipe for our group watching the Georgia vs Oklahoma Rose Bowl game yesterday. It was eaten first until it was gone and then the group went on to something else to eat. That tells you right there how good it was. I did add a couple tea of minced garlic from your suggestion. GO DAWGS BEAT THE RED ELEPHANTS NEXT WEEKEND.

  7. Mary Daniels

    I made this for Christmas for my family yesterday. Everyone loved it and it was gone the next day! I have another huge batch cooking in the oven right now. I love the simplicity of ingredients. I did add a bag of extra small precooked shrimp. Thank you for this recipe.

  8. Billie

    am curious about this recipe, I have never seen this on a buffet here in south Florida! So I looked around the internet and i found a lot of recipes for this! But all have many more ingredients, onion, worchestershire, garlic, cream cheese, cheddar, etc. !I’m wanting to try yours, but it only has mayo?? Well, cheese on top and scallions, but that’s it?

    • Stephanie Manley

      That’s it. Mayo does magical things when cooked. This is what they make local in the Houston area, I am sure other areas may do different things. i have never seen this with cheddar cheese, onions, or Worcestershire sauce. Garlic would be a nice addition.

  9. Cam

    Can you please, please recreate Banquet Chicken or Turkey Pot pie? I have tried and simply cannon figure it out. I make a lot of different ones but, none are what I love.
    Thank you.

      • Cam

        It is the taste. There is something about the creaminess of it. I have loved it since the ’50’s. I try to keep a couple in the freezer for my quick lunches. I do remove the English Peas since I can’t handle them but, the potatoes, carrots, chicken/turkey chunks and gravy inside that double crust is for me, perfect. I have noticed they are not very full any longer but, I still love them. Mom and my brother both make their versions but, they are not the same to me. There is something special about the gravy/sauce.

      • layla

        I think its a milk gravy with corn starch and chicken broth. ive made it before with an olive oil based crust. very similar.

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