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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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
3 cups
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • When ready to serve, top with cocktail sauce.

Nutrition Facts

81 calories; protein 3g 6% DV; carbohydrates 2.5g 1% DV; fat 6.7g 10% DV; cholesterol 26.8mg 9% DV; sodium 197mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2008
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/26/2006
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. Read More
(7)
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2008
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. Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
12/22/2007
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 Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2007
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/24/2003
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. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2006
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! Read More
(8)
Rating: 3 stars
06/26/2006
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2005
Great combination - I did plus up the tabasco sauce though to 1 Tablespoon and used the green tabasco sauce instead. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/22/2010
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.:) Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/28/2010
Way too much cocktail sause it completely over powers the flavor of anything else. Not enough crab. Will not make again. Read More
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