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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, 0 fiber), 7g protein.

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KInlow User ID: 4373558 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 User ID: 6685197 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 User ID: 6312680 190350
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2011

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

motheroftheyear User ID: 6009631 174805
Reviewed May. 28, 2011


hope9393 User ID: 5784685 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 User ID: 2747440 107390
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2010

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

kanester User ID: 5357874 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 User ID: 5141354 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 User ID: 1649419 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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