Crab Spread Recipe
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Crab Spread Recipe

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My family has fond memories of traveling to my parents' house for Christmas dinner. After a 12-hour drive, we'd be welcomed in the door with this special seafood spread. —Barbara Biddle, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (6 ounces) crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Paprika
  • Assorted crackers or vegetables

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 146 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 218mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (trace sugars, trace fiber), 7g protein

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients. To serve chilled, cover and refrigerate until serving. Sprinkle with paprika.
  2. To serve warm, spoon into a greased 3-cup baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 15 minutes or until heated through. Serve with crackers or vegetables. Yield: 2 cups.
Originally published as Crab Spread in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2004, p28

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.


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Reviewed Dec. 21, 2015

"Made this as written. We have eaten it cold as well as hot. Everyone likes this and changes are not needed! Thanks for a great recipe!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2012

"Delicious. Went over big at work pitch in"

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Reviewed Dec. 24, 2012

"Used artificial crab. Much easier than picking through canned crab to get rid of cartilage, and no loss of taste/texture.

One star lost for this and lack of precise warming time.
Found flavour to be near perfect... Would maybe add a little Worcestershire sauce next time, but not much!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

"I SEE SOMEONE ADDED HORSE RADISH, YUM. THAT MAY DO THE TRICK. I THINK I'M NOT GOING TO WASTE IT BUT PUT IT IN SOME SOUP LIKE CLAM CHOWDER."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

"I'M SORRY. I DID NOT FIND THIS RECIPE TO HAVE MUCH FLAVOR AT ALL, UNTIL I ADDED SPICES, LIKE OLD BAY SEASONING AND CAYENNE PEPPER. I REALIZE THAT CRAB DOESN'T HAVE A LOT OF FLAVOR BUT I COULDN'T TASTE SEAFOOD AT ALL, AND AFTER SPENDING 2.99 ON A TUNA SIZED CAN WASN'T WORTH IT, AGAIN, SORRY."

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