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Cheesy Crab Cups

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Cheesy Crab Cups
15 Min

Cheesy Crab Cups are the open-faced version of crab rangoon. These creamy little Cups are great for sophisticated seafood lovers and snack aficionados alike. Make 'em for your next party.

What You'll Need

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon seafood seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 scallion (green onion), thinly sliced
  • 1/4 pound imitation crabmeat, flaked
  • 1 (2.1-ounce) box mini phyllo shells (15 per box)

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, lemon juice, seafood seasoning, and garlic powder just until combined.
  3. Gently beat in scallion and crabmeat just until evenly mixed. Spoon 1 tablespoon crab mixture into each phyllo shell and place on baking sheets.
  4. Bake 15 minutes, or until heated through and shells are golden.


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These cheesy crab cups are so's kinda like a different version of crab cheese wontons. I've never heard of phyllo cups before...would it be ok to use either eggroll or wonton wrappers instead? Some finely minced jalapeno peppers or pimentos would be so yummy in this recipe and I just had a thought...what about a little cilantro and lemon zest to brighten it up a bit.

Hi there! You can season it to your liking! Egg rolls and wontons will both work great for this! In fact, here's a similar recipe with the wontons. Enjoy!

Thank you...I'll definitely look into it!

Sorry but these are not even close to what I'm use to, guess I will just keep looking

These babies are a great for parties and baby showers, easy to make and taste good.

no imitation crabmeat!!!gotta use the real thing

What section of the supermarket might I find phyllo shells? I actually like imitation crab meat better than real. It is made from some kind of fish and has a milder seafood flavor to me.

They're in the frozen food section. I see them all the time but have never used tbhem. I think I need to start! lol I like imitation crab, too, and these sound delicious! And so cute!

I doubled the receipe for my family.. delish!!!!!

I'm not a fan of old bay seasoning...and I wouldn't use imitation crab (awful taste) I would use real or use frozen shrimp.

Imitation crab meat does taste awful to me too. Just go the little exacter and get the real crab meat to make crab recipe. If you do you will love the recipe better for sure because imitation of any thing is not real good to me.

i would use old bay seafood seasing

What makes up seafood seasoning? Those BIG popups are SO annoying!

Old Bay is the best

This is the recipe that I have been looking for Thanks. Need more fillow cup recipes. Love um.

Easy and delish! Didn't change a thing!


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