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Crab Spread Recipe

Crab Spread Recipe

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. YIELD:8 servings


  • 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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup (calculated without crackers or vegetables) equals 146 calories, 13 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 51 mg cholesterol, 218 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 7 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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