Hot Crab Pinwheels Recipe
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Hot Crab Pinwheels Recipe

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"I got the recipe for these crabmeat bites from a friend. What amazed me most is that my husband, who hates seafood, couldn't stop eating them," shares Kitti Boesel of Woodbridge, Virginia.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 can (6 ounces) crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 6 flour tortillas (6 inches)

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 123 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 270mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 8g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Stir in the crab, red pepper, cheese, onions, parsley and cayenne. Spread 1/3 cupful over one side of each tortilla; roll up tightly. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  2. Cut and discard ends of roll-ups. Cut each into six slices. Place on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until bubbly. Serve warm. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Hot Crab Pinwheels in Taste of Home December/January 2007, p19

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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3samoyed User ID: 1096604 247018
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2016

"terrific. Added garlic powder and additional onions. Got great reviews"

MelindaH User ID: 5959954 226566
Reviewed May. 19, 2015

"These are terrible. I made it twice. The second time I rinsed the crab for 10 minutes under cold water and even squeezed lemon juice over it to kill the fishy flavor. No luck. Both batches tasted horrifically fishy. Both batches went into the garbage."

amiss84 User ID: 4841285 159539
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2010

"made this the other day and it was gone by the end of the night (from just 3 people!) was really amazing!"

kldudley User ID: 2784240 141753
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2008

"I've also found that the crab spread makes a great hot dip when served with triscuits or club crackers"

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