Amazing Crab Shells

Amazing Crab Shells


"My family calls this 'those crab thingies' (even the adults), but they request it every holiday, and make up holidays so they can get me to make it."


2 h 40 m servings 130 cals
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Original recipe yields 36 servings



  • Calories:
  • 130 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 4.9 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 15.8g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 5.4 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 22 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 278 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil, and add pasta shells; boil until al dente. Drain well.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, crab, shrimp, onion, celery, mayonnaise, sugar, salt, pepper and lemon juice; mix well.
  3. Stuff cream cheese mixture into the jumbo pasta shells. Chill for at least 2 hours before serving.
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  1. 130 Ratings


The filling recipe for the shells is excellent if you leave out the sugar and sub sour cream for the mayo. I put two teaspoons of filling into a mini puff pastry shells found in the frozen food ...

Skip the shells and serve this as a dip! I made this for Thanksgiving and put half of the mixture in jumbo pasta shells as suggested, and served the rest of the mixture as a dip, accompanied ...

These were easy. Nobody seemed to care for them. I tought the cream cheese overpowered the seafood.

Everyone loved this great treat!!! I used sour cream instead of mayo as my Mom can't eat mayo. I also added some celery salt and lime juice. I will make this one again!!!

I used real crab meat for this recipe and it makes a very elegant appetizer....they do get a little messy around the edges after filling a few so I keep a little dried parsley handy to sprinkle ...

I made these for an office party and am still (2 months later) receiving compliments on them. I used plain cream cheese instead of Neufchatel cheese, didn't include shrimp, and added several tab...

i made these for a dinner party over a year ago and they were a HUGE hit. not only that, my boyfriend STILL OBSESSES about these things, asking for them ALL the time. It's really good, if you d...

I spent a lot of time trying make this work with the shells. The bad news is that no one cared for the presentation. The good news is that the crab mix alone is terrific hot or cold on crackers.

Wow, Will be making this often I used real cream cheese and they tasted great. Babs