Cheesy Hot Crab and Red Pepper Spread

105  Ratings
  • 10 min prep
  • 30 min total
  • Makes 3 cups spread or 24 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 16 WHEAT THINS each.

Cheesy Hot Crab and Red Pepper Spread Recipe


  • 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


  • Heat  oven to 375°F.
  • Reserve  1/2 cup mozzarella; refrigerate until ready to use. Mix all remaining ingredients except WHEAT THINS 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.

Special ExtraGarnish with chopped fresh parsley just before serving.


Nutrition Information

Makes 3 cups spread or 24 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 16 WHEAT THINS each.
  • Well-being Choice
  • Good Source of Calcium
  • Diabetes Center

Carb Choices


Nutrition Notes

Get the party started with this smart spread. The mozzarella cheese contains a good source of calcium and the WHEAT THINS provide 21g of whole grains per serving.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 190 
    • Total fat 8 g
    • Saturated fat 2.5 g
    • Cholesterol 15 mg
    • Sodium 350 mg
    • Carbohydrate 23 g
    • Dietary fiber 2 g
    • Total sugars 5 g
    •     Includes added sugars n/a
    • Protein 6 g
    • Vitamin A 6 %DV
    • Vitamin C 10 %DV
    • Vitamin D n/a
    • Calcium 15 %DV
    • Iron 6 %DV
    • Potassium n/a
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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