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Crab Melt Loaf

 Crab Melt Loaf
Our brood loves seafood, and this recipe is a nice switch from more traditional sandwiches. I've served big slices of the bread for lunch, Sunday brunch and as a field meal for my husband, Mike.—Louise Fauth, Foremost, Alberta
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 1 pound imitation crabmeat, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/4 cup diced celery
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) unsliced French bread, split


  • In a large bowl, combine the crab, mayonnaise, onions and celery.
  • Stir in the cheese, salt and pepper. Spread over bread bottom;
  • replace top.
  • Wrap in a large piece of heavy-duty foil. Place on an ungreased
  • baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until heated
  • through. Cut into slices. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 389 calories, 19 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 34 mg cholesterol, 879 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 16 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.