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Makeover Hot Crab Dip Recipe
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Makeover Hot Crab Dip Recipe

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"I lightened up a recipe for traditional crab dip with reduced-fat and fat-free sour cream and cheeses," notes Cammy Brittingham from Cambridge, Maryland. "Feel free to experiment with different cheeses to suit your tastes. This is great for a party because you can make it a day ahead and refrigerate it.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) fat-free cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon seafood seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon spicy brown mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed or 1/2 pound imitation crabmeat, flaked
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • Melba rounds or crackers

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup (calculated without melba rounds or crackers) equals 91 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 320 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 12 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 2 lean meat.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add the sour cream, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, seafood seasoning, mustard, soy sauce and garlic salt. Stir in the crab, 1/3 cup cheddar cheese and 1/3 cup mozzarella cheese.
  2. Transfer to a greased shallow 1-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheeses. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly around the edges. Serve warm with melba rounds or crackers. Yield: 2-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Hot Crab Dip in Light & Tasty December/January 2005, p19

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup (calculated without melba rounds or crackers) equals 91 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 320 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 12 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 2 lean meat.

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Reviewed Apr. 11, 2012

Great straight out of the oven but not as good when room temperature.

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Reviewed Mar. 7, 2011

This is really good but I used fresh black fin crabmeat from the seafood section of my grocery store. I'm amazed that someone from Cambridge would use imitation or canned crabmeat. hailing from Tappe, I only use the real thing!!!

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