Yankee’s Ubiquitous Crab Appetizer

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Yankee’s Ubiquitous Crab Appetizer

This crab appetizer may be served either hot or cold. Printed in Yankee Magazine, June 1981.

Yield: 6 servings


  • 2 3-ounce packages cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 pound sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 or 2 cups crab meat
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and chopped fine
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • freshly ground pepper to taste


In a large bowl, mix cream cheese with mayonnaise until smooth. Add rest of ingredients, mix well, and refrigerate.

Additional Notes:

Add milk and cooked rice or pasta to make a hot casserole. Spread on buttered toast rounds or English muffins and grill until piping hot. Or, use as a filling in rolled filet of sole.

Substitute lobster for crab if desired.


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