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Crab ‘n’ Cheese Spirals

These pretty pinwheels are loaded with cheese, imitation crabmeat and black olives. Using refrigerated crescent rolls is so convenient.—Lisa Harke, Old Monroe, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    2-1/2 dozen


  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups chopped imitation crabmeat
  • 1 can (4-1/4 ounces) chopped ripe olives
  • 1/4 cup minced chives
  • 3 tubes (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  • In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, crab, olives and chives. Unroll one tube of crescent dough into one long rectangle; seal seams and perforations.
  • Spread with 1 cup cream cheese mixture; sprinkle with 1/4 cup of each cheese. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal.
  • Using a serrated knife, cut into 10 slices; place cut side down on a greased baking sheet. Repeat with remaining crescent dough, cream cheese mixture and cheeses.
  • Bake at 375° for 14-16 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 173 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 368mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.
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  • cast_iron_king
    Jan 6, 2014

    Very nice, easy recipe, packed with great flavor! Like the other reviewer, I omitted the olives, substituting chopped green onion instead. Make sure you make plenty because these went fast! I recommend using parchment paper instead of just greasing your baking sheet. Any filled and rolled recipe like this will have a tendency to leak out the bottom while baking. Parchment paper keeps everything deliciously intact and makes for easy clean up!

  • paul3303
    Dec 28, 2013

    Very good as is, but I think bellagirl27 is on to something with the jalapenos. I'll try it like that next time.

  • bellagirl27
    Dec 26, 2010

    Absolutely, we kept out the olives and chives and put in Jalepeno pepperes and Bacon. YUM.

  • altmano
    Dec 26, 2010

    This is a very easy recipe,with a big reward and packed with flavor. Thanks for sharing

  • altmano
    Dec 26, 2010

    This a very easy recipe, with a big reward. Just packed with flavor, thanks for sharing.