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Cheesy Hot Crab and Red Pepper Spread

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3 cups spread or 24 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 16 pieces

If you're a fan of crab and red peppers, this spread has your name on it! Perfect to make and take to a party, it'll go fast if you share it with a crowd!

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Make It

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  • Heat oven to 375°F.
  • Reserve 1/2 cup mozzarella; refrigerate until ready to use. Mix all remaining ingredients except crackers until well blended.
  • Spread into 9-inch pie plate.
  • Bake 20 min. or until crab mixture is heated through and top is lightly browned. Top with reserved mozzarella. Serve with crackers.

Make Ahead

Prepare spread as directed, but do not bake. Refrigerate up to 2 days. When ready to serve, bake at 375ºF for 25 min. or until heated through. Top with the reserved mozzarella, then serve as directed.


Prepare spread as directed. Serve with multi-grain toasted chips instead of the thin wheat snack crackers. Makes 3 cups spread or 24 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 12 chips each.

Special Extra

Garnish with chopped fresh parsley just before serving.


  • 3 cups spread or 24 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 16 pieces

Healthy Living

  • Good source of calcium
  • Generally Nutritious
  • Diabetes Center

Diabetes Center

  • Carb Choices: 1-1/2 Carb Choice

Diet Exchange

  • 1-1/2 Starch
  • 1-1/2 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

This delicious appetizer, made with better-for-you products, provides calcium from the mozzarella cheese.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 3 cups spread or 24 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 16 pieces
Calories 200
Total fat 9g
Saturated fat 3g
Cholesterol 15mg
Sodium 380mg
Carbohydrate 22g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 4g
Protein 7g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 6 %DV
Vitamin C 6 %DV
Calcium 15 %DV
Iron 8 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • phillyiceman |

    This was a hit at my Thanksgiving dinner. I served this as an appetizer for my guest.

  • vbkim |

    Wow! I was very surprised by this recipe. The flavors were great. I did add a touch of Old Bay because I think every crab recipe should have it in it. Loved it!

  • lesliemcf |

    Love it - it is a good appatizer at large family gatherings...very festive looking for Christmas as well.

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