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Crab and Cheese Spread Recipe
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Crab and Cheese Spread

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"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. "

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  • PREP

    15 mins

    1 hr 15 mins


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 07, 2008

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 suggest mixing all the ingredients except the crab (which I fold in at the end) with an electric hand mixer, it gives a nice whipped texture.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 26, 2006

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 like it.


14 Ratings

Dec 22, 2007

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 it was too creamy. It was still good, but it needed some texture. * 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened * 1 tablespoon lemon juice * 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce * 2 green onions, finely chopped * 1 (6 ounce) can crabmeat, drained and flaked * 1 (8 ounce) jar cocktail sauce

Aug 06, 2007

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 time I'll add more hot sauce. I used Rachel's Wasabi Cocktail Sauce, from this website. I think this would be equally good with shrimp.

Oct 01, 2006

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 this too far in advance of it's serving because you'll eat it!

Sep 24, 2003

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 time I'll experiment with either some garlic salt or a hotter hot sauce.

Dec 22, 2005

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

Oct 28, 2010

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


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

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

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