Holiday Crabmeat Ball


Tasty and quick imitation crabmeat appetizer sure to please a crowd. Prepare with enough time to chill! This tastes best with the addition of Tiger Sauce. If you cannot find it (usually in the ketchup/condiment section) and use cocktail sauce instead, remember cocktail sauce contains horseradish and adjust your ingredients accordingly!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
25 servings


  • 2 pounds imitation crabmeat, flaked

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages reduced-fat cream cheese

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish, or to taste

  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 (12 ounce) jar cocktail sauce


  1. Pulse crabmeat in a food processor several times until minced. Transfer crabmeat to a large bowl. Blend cream cheese in food processor until creamy. Add onion, horseradish, and Worcestershire sauce to cream cheese; blend until smooth.

  2. Stir cream cheese mixture into crab mixture until well-combined. For crab mixture into 2 to 3 balls, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until firm and chilled, at least 1 hour. Place crab balls on a platter and top with cocktail sauce.

Cook's Note:

You can substitute Tiger Sauce for the cocktail sauce, if desired.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of cocktail sauce. The actual amount of cocktail sauce consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

94 Calories
4g Fat
11g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 25
Calories 94
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 540mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 90mg 2%

* 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.