Layered Crabmeat Spread

For a lighter version, use 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, light mayonnaise, and 2% reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese.

Southern Living APRIL 2004

  • Yield: Makes 12 to 15 appetizer servings


  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 cup cocktail sauce
  • 1 (16-ounce) container lump crabmeat, drained
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sliced ripe olives
  • Assorted crackers and fresh vegetables


Beat cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth; add lemon juice and next 4 ingredients, beating until blended. Spoon mixture into a 9-inch serving dish. Cover and chill at least 20 minutes.

Spread cocktail sauce evenly over cream cheese mixture. Top with crabmeat; sprinkle with cheese, green onions, bell pepper, and ripe olives. Serve spread with crackers and fresh vegetables.


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Layered Crabmeat Spread Recipe