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Hot Crab Pinwheels Recipe

Hot Crab Pinwheels Recipe

"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. YIELD: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)


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Hot Crab Pinwheels

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3samoyed 247018
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2016

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

MelindaH 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 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 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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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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