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Crab Spread

My family has fond memories of traveling to my parents' house for Christmas dinner. After a 12-hour drive, we'd be welcomed in the door with this special seafood spread. —Barbara Biddle, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2 cups (8 servings)

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (6 ounces) crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Paprika
  • Assorted crackers or vegetables

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients. To serve chilled, cover and refrigerate until serving. Sprinkle with paprika.
  • To serve warm, spoon into a greased 3-cup baking dish. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 15 minutes or until heated through. Serve with crackers or vegetables.
Nutrition Facts
1/4 cup: 146 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 218mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 7g protein.

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  • Anonymous
    May 5, 2020

    My kids liked this recipe

  • rebelwithoutaclue
    Oct 26, 2019

    This was really good with the addition of prepared horseradish. For those that used artificial Krab. It's not crab spread is't Pollock spread. You know like Captin D's uses.

  • mickeycat
    Dec 21, 2015

    Made this as written. We have eaten it cold as well as hot. Everyone likes this and changes are not needed! Thanks for a great recipe!

  • rldubya
    Dec 29, 2012

    Delicious. Went over big at work pitch in

  • doctorkb
    Dec 24, 2012

    Used artificial crab. Much easier than picking through canned crab to get rid of cartilage, and no loss of taste/texture.One star lost for this and lack of precise warming time.Found flavour to be near perfect... Would maybe add a little Worcestershire sauce next time, but not much!

  • klzw50
    Dec 22, 2012

    No comment left

  • flashky
    Dec 26, 2011

    I SEE SOMEONE ADDED HORSE RADISH, YUM. THAT MAY DO THE TRICK. I THINK I'M NOT GOING TO WASTE IT BUT PUT IT IN SOME SOUP LIKE CLAM CHOWDER.

  • flashky
    Dec 26, 2011

    I'M SORRY. I DID NOT FIND THIS RECIPE TO HAVE MUCH FLAVOR AT ALL, UNTIL I ADDED SPICES, LIKE OLD BAY SEASONING AND CAYENNE PEPPER. I REALIZE THAT CRAB DOESN'T HAVE A LOT OF FLAVOR BUT I COULDN'T TASTE SEAFOOD AT ALL, AND AFTER SPENDING 2.99 ON A TUNA SIZED CAN WASN'T WORTH IT, AGAIN, SORRY.

  • mzwirlein
    Dec 25, 2011

    Made this for Christmas and didn't last verylong.

  • Steve45
    Dec 24, 2011

    My wife made this recipe for the family on Christmas Eve, and it was hard for me to consider any other food. This dish is A. MA. ZING. Definitely going to become a regularly-made dish. :-)