Crab Pitas Recipe -
  • READY IN 5 mins

Crab Pitas

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"This creamy crab and cream cheese filling is nestled in miniature pita pockets. The filling can be made a day in advance so that you can simply stuff the pita pockets just before serving. Possible garnishes include thin slices of cucumber, carrot curls, or Italian parsley."

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Original recipe makes 24 servings Change Servings


  1. Place cream cheese, crab meat, and green onions into the bowl of a food processor. Process until smooth.
  2. Spoon 1 tablespoon of the crab mixture into each pita half. Serve immediately.
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  • PREP 5 mins
  • READY IN 5 mins

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 01, 2008

This recipe is good and basic, but like others, I dolled it up a bit. I added a lot of Old Bay seasoning, fresh lemon juice, cilantro, jalepeno pepper, and I used real crab. I also used fat free cream cheese and added a bit of lite Mayo. It was very fresh and tasty.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 26, 2007

This is real quick, simple, and good. I give 3 stars cos i found the recipe to be a bit bland, so i added jalapeno pepper to the mix and a dash of old bay.


9 Ratings

Apr 01, 2007

This recipe is so quick and so easy! The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because I thought the green onion overpowered the crabmeat a little bit. Next time I will use a little less green onion. But overall, a very tasty recipe!

Dec 27, 2006

This gets 5 stars from me as my fiance ate it and he hates crab! Of course, I love crabmeat so I ate these right up, but I was pleasantly surprised when he ate them. He did put some chilli sauce on top of his pita bread as a garnish, but still, they are fabulous to eat.

Nov 21, 2006

Very good, and very simple. I used more like 4 ounces of Neufchatel cheese (pretty much identical to cream cheese but a lot less fat), but that was my only change. I only have a little mini chopper, so it took two batches to make it smoothish, although not too smooth (if I wanted pate, I would make pate! :). I served it with Peppy's Pita Bread off this site (a really simple recipe!). My husband likes his krab a lot more than I do, so he wolfed the suckers down. I liked it but thought it might be missing something... Maybe a little hot sauce or diced celery? A nice, quick recipe that can be altered to personal taste quite easily. Thanks, Whitney. :)

May 03, 2008

Very bland.

Jun 13, 2014

I liked it a lot! My teenagers, not so much. I added cucumber to the finished pita to give it some color.


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  • Calories
  • 60 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.4 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 1.4 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 2.3 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 165 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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