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Crab Football Spread Recipe
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Crab Football Spread Recipe

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Fans keep coming back for more after tasting this delicious cheese ball. I don't make this spread just on football Sundays. You can be creative about molding the mixture into different shapes. —Kathy Kittell, Lenexa, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 32 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded provolone cheese
  • 1 cup crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 2 teaspoons seafood seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Assorted crackers and/or fresh vegetables


  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add cheddar cheese, provolone cheese, crab, cottage cheese, seafood seasoning, Worcestershire sauce and mustard; mix well. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Form mixture into a football shape. Arrange pretzels over top for laces. Serve with crackers and/or vegetables. Yield: 1 cheese ball.
Originally published as Crab Football Spread in Taste of Home December/January 2004, p9

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Reviewed Nov. 9, 2013

"Huge Hit. Brought it to a Stanford Tailgate,"

Reviewed Dec. 10, 2011

"This recipe was expensive and had no "zing!" or oomph or flavor really. I changed it the second time by switching regular mustard with Dijon. I added 1 tsp hot sauce, my favorite is Franks, and just a scant 1/4 tsp. cayenne. It was just enough to add some zest to the sweet crab and bland cheeses. Oh, also I switched out the provolone with shredded swiss cheese. Less expensive. This time everyone RAVED about it and asked for recipe rather than just "eating" it:)"

Reviewed Feb. 2, 2011

"I made this crab football spread last year for our bar's football board party. When I got ready to leave, there wasn't anything left to bring home. I'm going to make this again this year for the Super Bowl Party."

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