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Crab and Swiss Melts


"Serve this tasty dish for lunch or dinner with a mixed green or Caesar salad."
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20 m servings 663 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Calories:
  • 663 kcal
  • 33%
  • Fat:
  • 46.4 g
  • 71%
  • Carbs:
  • 22g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 39.1 g
  • 78%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 171 mg
  • 57%
  • Sodium:
  • 646 mg
  • 26%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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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  1. 37 Ratings

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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...

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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...

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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...

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 a...

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...

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 ...

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, s...

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 wit...

This is one of my favorite easy meals. After making it according to directions the first time, I found it to be too rich for my tastes. To lighten it up the second time, I used half the cream ...

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 vers...

Thank you for sharing your recipe with AR, JAYDA, these were tasty. I added some fine diced celery to the mix and used liberal amounts of Tabasco. Next time I think I'll use 1/2 of the cream c...