Cajun Crab Spread (Using Imitation Crab)

Total Time
3hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 3 hrs

This is one of my favorite snacks. It can be served with crackers, or I like to eat it with the big corn chips (Scoops) or serve it in jumbo pasta shells. It's easily doubled if you want to use a whole brick of cream cheese and a pound of imitation crabmeat. This is fairly chunky; if you want it to be more spreadable, increase the amount of cream cheese/mayonnaise. Cook time is chill time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, mayonnaise, paprika, black pepper, garlic powder and ground red pepper with an electric mixer on medium speed till well combined.
  2. Stir in the imitation crab, chopped tomato and green onions.
  3. Cover and chill for 3-24 hours.


Most Helpful

This made a very quick lunch for 2 adults and 2 toddlers with a little leftover for a snack for me later. We ate it immediately after prep, and it was great. Now, the next night, it's even better. I used drained canned diced tomatoes and onion powder rather than green onion.

Peggy loves Dessert April 25, 2010

This was a very good dip. I made as directed just cutting back a little on the ground red pepper, and served this with Fritos Scoops. Very good about 4 hours after making, and even better the next day.

Ginny Sue July 10, 2010

Mailbelle, this was a tasty, quick cracker dipper that everyone enjoyed. With the exception of using fresh chopped garlic instead of ground powder I made as written. This was great.

CHILI SPICE July 29, 2009

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