Seafood Salad/Crab Salad Spread

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is an awesome and delicious appetizer for a last minute preparation/invitation for a party or picnic. Or make ahead for your pre-planned gathering. Chill until served.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 34 lb seafood or 34 lb crab, salad (already prepared at your local deli/seafood counter)
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • seafood cocktail sauce
  • cracker, assortment


  1. Mix cream cheese and seafood salad.
  2. On a dinner sized plate, mold mixture into a ring, leaving room on outside of ring for crackers.
  3. Pour cocktail sauce in the middle of ring.
  4. Chill until served.
  5. Arrange cracker assortment around plate, outside of salad ring.
Most Helpful

I was in charge of appetizers at a recent pot luck, this is one of the ones I made, used home-made seafood sauce and served in mini phyllo tart shells, they were gobbled right up! Thanks for a great recipe, it's a keeper for sure!

Lois M November 06, 2004

This was a great appy for some drop in guests. My proportions were a bit off due to ingredients on hand, but the result was still tasty. I didn't quite have 3/4 of a pound of ready-made crab salad in the fridge, but mixed in some quickly defrosted salad shrimp with the cream cheese. I also used Bev's Quick and Easy Shrimp Cocktail Sauce (Bev's Quick and Easy Shrimp Cocktail Sauce). My guests were impressed that I could whip up such a delicious snack for our cocktails with no notice. I am glad that I had popped this into my cookbook long ago and kept the idea in mind.

Ms B. June 20, 2004