Artichoke Crab Spread

Impress them with a restaurant-style creamy artichoke-crab spread in your slow cooker. No one needs to know it only takes 15 minutes to prepare!

Yield

24 servings

Ingredients

1 cup refrigerated flake-style imitation crab meat (from 8-ounce package)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
4 teaspoons lemon juice
4 medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)
1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained, coarsely chopped
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, cubed
French baguette bread or cocktail rye bread slices
1 red bell pepper, cut into wedges, if desired

Directions

Spray 1 to 1 1/2 quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In cooker, place all ingredients except bread.

Cover; cook on LOW heat setting 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes. Stir until cheese is smooth.

Scrape down side of cooker with rubber spatula to help prevent edge of spread from scorching. Serve with bread slices. Spread can be kept warm on LOW heat setting up to 3 hours; stir occasionally.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Additional Information

Because of the cheeses, the spread may separate to form little puddles. Stir occasionally and it will look as good as new.

Nutritional Information

1 Serving (1 Serving): Calories 90 (Calories from Fat 40), Total Fat 4 1/2 g (Saturated Fat 2 1/2 g, Trans Fat 0 g), Cholesterol 15 mg; Sodium 250 mg; Total Carbohydrate 9 g (Dietary Fiber 1 g, Sugars 0 g), Protein 4 g; Exchanges: 1/2 Starch; 1 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices: 1/2

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