Colorful Crab Appetizer Pizza Recipe
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Colorful Crab Appetizer Pizza Recipe

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If you're looking for a really easy and special appetizer, this one stands out. It's a fresh-tasting and lovely variation on a cold vegetable pizza. I make it as a snack for parties all the time and even for a light main dish with a soup or salad.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups coarsely chopped fresh spinach, divided
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh dill or 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/4 cups chopped imitation crabmeat
  • 1/4 cup chopped ripe olives

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 194 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 396mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (2g sugars, trace fiber), 6g protein

Directions

  1. Unroll crescent roll dough and place on an ungreased 12-in. pizza pan. Flatten dough, sealing seams and perforations. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned; cool.
  2. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Stir in 1 cup spinach, onion, dill, 1/2 teaspoon lemon peel, lemon juice and pepper. Spread over the crust. Top with the crab, olives and remaining spinach and lemon peel. Cut into bite-size squares. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Colorful Crab Appetizer Pizza in Taste of Home February/March 1999, p26

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.


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Reviewed Apr. 13, 2016

"I've been making this delicious appetizer ever since it first appeared in Taste of Home in 1999 and it's always a hit!"

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Reviewed Mar. 5, 2012

"This pizza has been a favorite on our Christmas buffet table for over 10 years. I add more lemon juice, zest & dill than what the recipe calls for just to give it an extra punch of flavor."

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Reviewed Aug. 1, 2010

"I made this on a ready-made pizza crust and took it to a party. It was gone in a hurry!"

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Reviewed Apr. 8, 2010

"it was okay. I don't think I'll ever make it again"

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Reviewed Dec. 28, 2007

"I think this recipe would be great using shrimp or a combination. Cant wait to try it.

Barb Krueger"

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