Easy Crab Cocktail Spread

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

Serve with a basket of crackers.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb backfin crab meat, picked over
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 12 cup seafood cocktail sauce


  1. Place cream cheese on plate.
  2. Pour cocktail sauce over cheese.
  3. Place the crabmeat on top.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 15 minutes.


Most Helpful

Great to throw together when you need an appetizer at the last minute. I added some finely chopped onion and garnished with parsley. This is good warmed a little bit, too. This will be one of my "emergency stand-bys." I know you're not with us anymore, Miller, but your recipes live on!

*Parsley* March 23, 2006

I also used canned crab meat and served on cocktail breads.

karen in tbay January 21, 2005

This is absolutely delicious. A woman in my book club served it with "lite" Ritz crackers, and I couldn't stop eating it. Her version was slightly different in that she used chili sauce mixed with a little horseradish, and she also used canned crabmeat. But in the multiple times I've made it since, I've always done it exactly as Miller has described. I wish I had some right now!

Donna in D.C. August 15, 2003

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