Shredded Brain Spread

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Recipe by Chef MB

Halloween is my favorite holiday! Here's a quote from the original recipe, but I don't have a name to go with it. "This is a quick and easy spread to make for any occasion. The name comes from a friend of mine who hates crab and made some disparaging comments about the appearance of the dip. It tastes great and has the perfect appearance for Halloween when paired with a creative name. I like topping this spread with 1/2 cup toasted sliced almonds, but you lose the shredded brain effect. For serving on a different occasion, omit the food coloring and add the almonds."

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (8 ounce) can crabmeat, drained and flaked
  • 3 tablespoons onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, snipped
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • orange food coloring, and
  • green food coloring
  • 12 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • salt and pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix all of the ingredients except for the almonds and place in a greased shallow baking dish, adding enough green and orange food coloring to give the dish a greyish cast.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes.

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