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Hot Crab Pinwheels

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. —Kitti Boesel, Woodbridge, Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
  • Makes
    3 dozen


  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 can (6 ounces) crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed
  • 3/4 cup diced sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 6 flour tortillas (6 inches)


  • Beat cream cheese until smooth; stir in crab, red pepper, cheese, green onions, parsley and cayenne. Spread 1/3 cup filling over each tortilla; roll up tightly. Wrap in plastic, twisting ends to seal; refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  • To serve, preheat oven to 350°. Unwrap rolls; trim ends and cut each into 6 slices. Place on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake until bubbly, about 10 minutes. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 pinwheel: 44 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 98mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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  • Suellen
    May 20, 2020

    MelindaH - it's not the recipe that's terrible - it's the crab you used. Crab should never smell fishy. It should smell fresh like the sea.

  • Katie
    Mar 23, 2019

    This may or may not be a tasty recipe. The flour tortillas,bell pepper, onions and low fat cream cheese and cheese all nix this as the Keto Easter Recipe it is touted as though.

  • Beema
    Mar 5, 2017

    Saw this recipe just in time to include it at my last big party. Being a last minute addition, I had no time to go shopping for the crabmeat, so I used chopped fresh cooked shrimp instead. Added a bit of shrimp cocktail sauce to the mix, and some finely chopped green olives. My guests raved, and so did I.

  • 3samoyed
    Apr 13, 2016

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

  • MelindaH
    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
    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
    Jan 22, 2008

    I've also found that the crab spread makes a great hot dip when served with triscuits or club crackers