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Crab Toast

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.

Makes

6 servings

If you prefer casual dining in the summer, try this scrumptious entree that’s crunchy, creamy and delightfully rich. Or serve at your next party, cut into smaller appetizer-size slices. —Teri Rasey, Cadillac, Michigan
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Ingredients

  • 1 loaf (16 ounces) French bread
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 4 plum tomatoes, peeled and finely chopped, divided
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) imitation crabmeat
  • 3/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded Italian cheese blend, divided

Directions

  1. Cut bread in half horizontally; hollow out top and bottom, leaving 1-in. shells. Crumble removed bread; set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat; add half of the tomatoes. Add the jalapeno, garlic and cilantro; cook and stir for 4 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the crab, ricotta and sour cream. Stir in the tomato mixture, reserved bread crumbs and 1 cup cheese blend. Spoon into bread shells.
  4. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes. Top with remaining cheese blend and tomatoes. Bake 5-7 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 571 calories, 23g fat (15g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 1290mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 29g protein.

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