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Festive Crab Cheese Spread


This cheese spread recipe is made with crabmeat and cream cheese, along with pimiento and seasonings. This is a very easy spread to fix, and it's wonderful on crackers, crostini, or toasted baguette slices.


  • 8 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 8 ounces crabmeat
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 2 oz. jar diced pimento, drained
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce, or to taste


In a medium mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sour cream at medium speed of electric mixer until smooth. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover tightly and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Serve with assorted crackers.



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