Cheesy Hot Crab and Red Pepper Spread

97  Ratings
  • 10 min prep
  • 30 min total
  • Makes 3 cups spread or 24 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 16 pieces.

Cheesy Hot Crab and Red Pepper Spread Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) Neufchatel cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 can (6 oz.) crabmeat, drained
  •  WHEAT THINS Original Snacks

Instructions

  • 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 WHEAT THINS.

Recipe Tips

Make AheadPrepare 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.

Variation Prepare spread as directed. Serve with WHEAT THINS Toasted Chips Multi-Grain instead of the WHEAT THINS Original Snacks. Makes 3 cups spread or 24 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 12 chips each.

Special ExtraGarnish with chopped fresh parsley just before serving.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 3 cups spread or 24 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 16 pieces.
  • Generally Nutritious
  • Good source of calcium
  • Diabetes Center

Carb Choices

1-1/2

Diet Exchange

1-1/2 Starch,1-1/2 Fat

Nutrition Notes

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

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 200 
  • Total fat 9 g
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Cholesterol 15 mg
  • Sodium 380 mg
  • Carbohydrate 22 g
  • Dietary fiber 1 g
  • Sugars 4 g
  • Protein 7 g
  • Vitamin A 6 %DV
  • Vitamin C 6 %DV
  • Calcium 15 %DV
  • Iron 8 %DV

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