Crab and Swiss Melts Recipe -
Crab and Swiss Melts Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Crab and Swiss Melts

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"Serve this tasty dish for lunch or dinner with a mixed green or Caesar salad."

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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    20 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Beat the cream cheese in a medium bowl until fluffy. Mix in crab, garlic, salt, pepper and hot sauce. Spread onto bread slices and top with Swiss cheese. Place on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until the cheese has melted and browned slightly. Sprinkle with parsley, and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 07, 2007

These were GREAT! I made some modifications to the recipe like adding green onions and a few spoonfuls of Miracle Whip and making substitutions (garlic salt, chili powder). I also used about a third less cream cheese. It is really easy to modify this recipe to suit anyone's tastes.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 17, 2010

These were OK. We halved the cream cheese and added Miracle Whip, plus we used split English muffins instead of Italian bread. We tried half with sliced tomato and they were good. They were a little bland - definitely needed some minced green onion, both for color and taste.

Mar 28, 2006

This was really good. The only reason that I didn't give it 5 stars is because I did make so many changes. First of all, I didn't use the Italian Bread, I used english muffins. I also added about half cup more of crab meat and about a tablespoon of mayo. I also used cheddar cheese instead of the swiss. But boy did they taste delicious.

Dec 13, 2005

This is a very easy and good recipe! Although, I only "like" this recipe my husband and Mother-in-law absolutely LOVE this dish. My husband asked me to add this to my "top" recipe list, which I love because its easy to make so that makes 5 stars for me! (I leave out the hot sauce though)

Nov 26, 2005

While this was very good, the taste of the crab was lost. Next time I will use less cream cheese (and sub light to make it less filling), increase the crab, and add some chopped bell pepper to the mix. Even though it was too cream cheesy, it still was delicious on H/M country white bread, with a hearty green salad on the side.

Sep 09, 2005

We used to make this recipe when I was a kid. It was a family favorite and I still love it today. Only thing different is I use a mixture of shredded American/Swiss cheese. Either way is AOK with me.

May 13, 2013

Easy, and quite good. I imagine you could add whatever sounds good or whatever you have on hand, and use this as a base recipe. The hubby liked it and we both had seconds :D Plan on using a version of this to make a dip/topping for some Ritz crackers!

Mar 19, 2013

These were so very good! The kids argued over who got the last few melts, right down to splitting the last one in half. Some people said there was too much cream cheese for the amount of crab, so I just added more until I thought it was a good ratio (used fake crab). Also added green onions as others suggested. Didn't have Swiss, so used a pre-shredded pizza mix of cheeses and that was quite good.


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  • Calories
  • 663 kcal
  • 33%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 171 mg
  • 57%
  • Fat
  • 46.4 g
  • 71%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 39.1 g
  • 78%
  • Sodium
  • 646 mg
  • 26%

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

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