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Seafood & Cream Cheese Stuffed Shells Recipe

Seafood & Cream Cheese Stuffed Shells Recipe

“This excellent appetizer is a favorite with my guests! Cool, pretty and easy to do, it has a lovely seafood flavor. The green onions add a nice crunch.” — Suzy Horvath, Gladstone, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. + chilling YIELD:36 servings


  • 1 package (12 ounces) jumbo pasta shells
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 cans (6 ounces each) lump crabmeat, drained
  • 1/2 pound frozen cooked salad shrimp, thawed
  • 12 green onions, finely chopped


  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. Cool to room temperature.
  • 2. In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise, sugar, lemon juice, salt, pepper and cayenne. Gently stir in the crab, shrimp and onions. Stuff shells, about 2 tablespoons in each. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Yield: about 3 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 116 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 119mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0g fiber), 7g protein .

Reviews for Seafood & Cream Cheese Stuffed Shells

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KInlow 130626
Reviewed May. 10, 2014

"My family LOVES these.......we have used them for Apps but I have also used them as meal during the hot summer months! Oh and my kids have made them a pretty regular app for family gatherings!"

Nannerz56 191466
Reviewed May. 11, 2012

"Made these for a family gathering, everyone raved about them something I will make again. My boyfriends son loved them and asked his mom to make them for him but he liked mine better lol."

nrm72swehart 190350
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2011

"It was real good..i would rather spread it on crackers..."

motheroftheyear 174805
Reviewed May. 28, 2011


hope9393 111271
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2011

"These are fantastic. I had them at a party twice and can't wait to make these this weekend. You can roll them with lasagna as well and slice them."

ctmarsden 107390
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2010

"Made this tonight for the first time and it was so good! Definetly a keeper!!"

kanester 174804
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2010

"It was very easy to make. 12oz of pasta shells are a bit to many, next time I will use 1/2 a package. I added a little garlic salt to taste. This is a recipe that could be used without the shells, spread on crackers, or as a dip. I also only used 6 green onions and that was plenty."

wynheart 130625
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2010

"Love this rich appitizer. Instead of the shells you could spread on veggies, crackers, etc. I use immitation crab which worked well."

2008reneeq 148078
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2010

"Great Recipe. Easy to make and feeds many. I added some old bay seasoning to give it a little pep."

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