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.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, Holiday Issue 1995




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  • 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 Facts

41 calories; protein 4.8g 10% DV; carbohydrates 1.5g 1% DV; exchange other carbs; dietary fiber 0.1g; sugars 0.7g; fat 1.7g 3% DV; saturated fat 0.9g 5% DV; cholesterol 20.3mg 7% DV; vitamin a iu 69.9IU 1% DV; vitamin c 1.3mg 2% DV; folate 11mcg 3% DV; calcium 37.6mg 4% DV; iron 0.2mg 1% DV; magnesium 8.3mg 3% DV; potassium 100.1mg 3% DV; sodium 126.4mg 5% DV; thiaminmg 2% DV.

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