Skip to main content New<> this month
Get the Allrecipes magazine

Holiday Crabmeat Ball

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"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!"
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.


1 h 10 m servings 94
Original recipe yields 25 servings


{{model.addEditText}} Print
  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.
  • Nutrition:
  • 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; 3.5 10.6 5 17 540 Full nutrition

Explore more


Read all reviews 2
Most helpful
Most positive
Least positive

We liked this! I did cut the recipe down and used fresh crab meat that we had from Christmas Eve, which worked great! I formed mine into a log to make it easier to slice and eat. Everyone enjoy...

I have made this in the past but recipe was different. So happy to find it again and I think this recipe is better. Made it for Thanksgiving appetizer and everyone enjoyed. It makes enough to h...