Artichoke-Crab Spread

Slow cook this delicious artichoke and imitation crabmeat spread and serve as a great appetizer over bread slices.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 60 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 3
 

Ingredients

1
can (14 ounces) artichoke heart quarters, drained and coarsely chopped
1
package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
4
medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)
1
cup shredded imitation crabmeat (4 ounces)
1/2
cup grated Parmesan cheese
4
teaspoons lemon juice
French baguette or cocktail rye bread slices, for serving, if desired

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Spray inside of 1- to 2 1/2-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.
  • 2 Place all ingredients except bread in cooker.
  • 3 Cover and cook on low heat setting 1 to 1 1/4 hours (or high heat setting 30 to 45 minutes) or until cream cheese is melted. Stir until cheese is smooth.
  • 4 Scrape down side of cooker with rubber spatula to help prevent edge of spread from scorching. Turn to low heat setting.
  • 5 Serve with bread slices. Spread will hold up to 3 hours.
  • 1 Spray inside of 1- to 2 1/2-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.
  • 2 Place all ingredients except bread in cooker.
  • 3 Cover and cook on low heat setting 1 to 1 1/4 hours (or high heat setting 30 to 45 minutes) or until cream cheese is melted. Stir until cheese is smooth.
  • 4 Scrape down side of cooker with rubber spatula to help prevent edge of spread from scorching. Turn to low heat setting.
  • 5 Serve with bread slices. Spread will hold up to 3 hours.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Everyone will love this delicious, rich spread. Because of the richness of the cheeses, however, the spread may start to separate, and little puddles could appear on the surface. So stir the spread occasionally, and it will look as good as new.

Fresh crabmeat isn't available to everyone all year around, so that is why we suggest using the imitation crabmeat. The shredded imitation crabmeat for salad is perfect for this dip. But you can use drained canned crabmeat, or if you are fortunate, use shredded cooked fresh crabmeat.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon
Calories
25
(
Calories from Fat
20),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
2%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
80mg
80%;
Total Carbohydrate
1g
1%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.