Crab and Jack Pretzel


I first had this Hot Crab and Jack Pretzel in Boston, and it was so yummy good. I just had to have it again back in PA! It is a warm cheesy crab topping on a large baked Philadelphia style soft pretzel. Serve with a sweet/hot mustard dipping sauce as the perfect compliment!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese

  • ½ cup mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon horseradish

  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic

  • 2 tablespoons minced onion

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • ½ teaspoon hot pepper sauce

  • 1 (8 ounce) can crabmeat, drained

  • white pepper to taste

  • 4 soft pretzels

  • 2 cups shredded Colby-Jack cheese


  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Beat cream cheese, mayonnaise, and horseradish in a large bowl until smooth. Stir in garlic, onion, lemon juice, and hot pepper sauce. Gently fold in the crabmeat, and season with white pepper to taste. Spoon mixture evenly over the pretzels, and sprinkle each with 1/2 cup shredded cheese.

  3. Place pretzels in the preheated oven until the cheese is melted and the topping is bubbly, about 20 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Serve these yummy pretzels with a sweet/hot or honey mustard for dipping.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

781 Calories
54g Fat
43g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 781
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 54g 69%
Saturated Fat 24g 119%
Cholesterol 151mg 50%
Sodium 1730mg 75%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 5mg 26%
Calcium 94mg 7%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 313mg 7%

* 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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