Crab Red Pepper Bites

Crab Red Pepper Bites

A fun appetizer with crabmeat in a lemon-yogurt dressing spooned onto red pepper squares.

Prep Time

40

Minutes

Total Time

40

Minutes

Makes

30

appetizers

1
package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
1
container (6 oz) Greek Fat Free plain yogurt
1/4
cup chopped fresh basil leaves
2
tablespoons finely chopped green onion (2 medium)
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel
2
teaspoons lemon juice
1/8
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1
cup frozen (thawed) chopped salad-style imitation crabmeat
2
large red bell peppers
Small basil leaves or chopped fresh basil leaves, if desired
  1. In small bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on low speed until creamy. Beat in yogurt until well blended. Stir in 1/4 cup chopped basil, the green onions, lemon peel, lemon juice, ground red pepper and crabmeat.
  2. Cut each bell pepper into 15 (1 1/4-inch) squares. Spoon rounded teaspoonful crab mixture onto each bell pepper piece. Garnish with basil leaves.
Makes 30 appetizers
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Make Ahead
Prepare the crabmeat filling, and cut up the bell pepper the day before serving. Top and garnish just before serving.
Substitution
You can substitute parsley for the basil in the filling and the garnish.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Appetizer)
  • Calories 20
    • (Calories from Fat 10),
  • Total Fat 1g
    • (Saturated Fat 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 50mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 1g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 1g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 1/2 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 0;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.