Rich Crab Dip

Rich Crab Dip

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From: EatingWell Magazine Holiday Issue 1995

In our healthier version of this ultra-rich dip, the crabmeat plays a starring role while a blend of pureed nonfat cottage cheese and reduced-fat cream cheese provides all the creaminess you would expect. Serve with slices of whole-grain baguette.

Ingredients 12 servings

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  • 1/2 cup nonfat cottage cheese
  • 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, (Neufchâtel)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 8 ounces crabmeat, any shells or cartilage removed, drained and patted dry
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 small cloves garlic, minced


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  1. Place cottage cheese in a fine-mesh sieve and press on it to remove excess moisture. Transfer the cottage cheese to a food processor or blender; add cream cheese and blend until smooth. Transfer to a medium saucepan and add garlic, pepper, Worcestershire, Old Bay and cayenne. Heat over low heat, stirring frequently, until warm, 2 to 3 minutes. Add crab and lemon juice; stir well. Heat until warm, 30 to 40 seconds. Remove from heat and serve immediately.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2 tablespoons
  • Per serving: 41 calories; 2 g fat(1 g sat); 0 g fiber; 2 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 11 mcg folate; 20 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 70 IU vitamin A; 1 mg vitamin C; 38 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 126 mg sodium; 100 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: 1 lean meat

Reviews 1

November 07, 2010
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By: sjeter77
Excellent! Would have never guessed it was light.

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