Hot Cauliflower Crab Spread Recipe

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Many of our favorite recipes features vegetables, especially cauliflower and broccoli. This spread from my sister-in-law is a great special-occasion meal starter. —Ruth Bartman, Norman, Idaho
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 32 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen cauliflowerets, thawed
  • 1 can (6 ounces) crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed or 1 cup chopped imitation crabmeat
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped pimientos
  • Assorted crackers

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 70 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 141mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine the cauliflower, crab, mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, garlic salt and lemon-pepper. Transfer to an ungreased 9-in. pie plate. Sprinkle with pimientos.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly and edges are golden brown. Serve with crackers. Yield: 4 cups.
Originally published as Hot Cauliflower Crab Spread in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2003, p36

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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