Crab and Cheese Spread

Crab and Cheese Spread


"Serve this creamy cheese and crab spread on crackers, or use it as a dip for breadsticks and veggies. You can also use shrimp instead of the crab. "


1 h 15 m servings 81 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 81 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 6.7 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 2.5g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 3 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 27 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 197 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium bowl, blend the cream cheese, lemon juice and hot pepper sauce. Stir in the green onions and crabmeat. Chill in the refrigerator at least 1 hour before serving.
  2. When ready to serve, top with cocktail sauce.
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  1. 14 Ratings


I really enjoyed this recipe. I just noticed now that you are supposed to put the cocktail sauce on top of the spread. Well, I mixed it right in with everything else and it turned out great. I s...

Since I love crab meat, I doubled the amount of meat and skipped the cocktail sauce. I would recommend using lump crab meat or the fake crab meat. I mixed everything in the food processor, and...

I served this at a family gathering and everyone loved it. Even my "tell me what's in it first" husband loved it and is eating the few bites left over today. I added extra lemon juice, and next ...

Oh my Gawd! This is absolutely wonderful. I'll admit I was skeptic with the hot sauce but it's wonderful. You just want to keep eating it. Great aftertaste. I would advise you not to make t...

I halved the recipe and used a little less lemon juice. I thought it was very good and we used it with crackers and sourdough bread. I thought it needed just a little something extra so next t...

Not exactly what I was looking for. I added some shredded cheddar to increase the cheese flavor, but it just didn't do it for me. Not a big hit at the party I took it to, though some people did ...

Great combination - I did plus up the tabasco sauce though to 1 Tablespoon and used the green tabasco sauce instead.

Way too much cocktail sause, it completely over powers the flavor of anything else. Not enough crab. Will not make again.

Well, I admit that I messed up and just put some of the cocktail sauce IN the recipe - but overall it's a good, easy, basic crab dip. :)