Crab Roll-Ups

January 18, 2021
Loaded with fabulous flavor, Crab Roll-Ups are easy to make with make-ahead convenience, too. They're a perfect savory little treat for game day, snacking, party fare, or as a grab-and-go make-ahead lunch.

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I'm a big fan of tortilla roll-ups.  Whether it's these Crab Roll-Ups, pickle dip roll-ups, or our family-favorite taco roll-ups, they're such an easy, tasty, and versatile little treat.

Afternoon or after-school snack? -- They're perfect.  Grab-and-go make-ahead lunch? -- They're great.  Game day snack or party fare? --  Serving up a platter of roll-ups is always a fabulous idea.

They're super easy to make, too.  Simply whip up a quick and easy filling, spread it on flour tortillas, roll up, and refrigerate.  Once the filling is chilled and set, just cut the rolls into slices to serve up their deliciousness in fun roll-up form.

With their versatility, ease of prep, & make-ahead convenience, tortilla roll-ups are one of my favorite go-to savory treats. And with these Crab Roll-Ups? -- It's no different.

They can be refrigerated for a couple of hours or a couple of days before serving.  Making roll-ups a snacking treat that offers up make-ahead convenience, too.  Such a wonderful bonus, as I just love things that can be made ahead.

Because of their versatility, ease of prep, and make-ahead convenience, tortilla roll-ups are one of my favorite go-to savory treats.  And with these Crab Roll-Ups? -- It's no different.  Along with fabulous flavor, they've got all the versality and easy advantages that roll-ups offer. 

Crab Roll-Ups are a very welcome addition to our snacking and roll-ups line-up.  We sure hope you'll love them, too!

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Crab Roll-Up Ingredients:

To whip up a batch of Crab Roll-Ups, you'll need:

  • Cream cheese & shredded Monterey Jack cheese - These two cheeses form the creamy, cheesy base of the roll-up filling.

  • Imitation crab meat - Imitation crab is a product that combines starch and minced fish (usually pollock) to mimic the flavor and texture of cooked real crab. It is a much cheaper alternative to real crab meat, and works great in things like these Crab Roll-Ups. Look for it with the other seafood in your grocery store.

  • Cocktail sauce - Bottled cocktail sauce flavors the filling. Use your favorite cocktail sauce brand. -- We especially like Heinz brand.

  • Green onions - Chopped fresh green onions bring a tasty zing to the filling.

  • Flour tortillas - Serve as the roll-up wrappers.  Use either 8-inch or 10-inch tortillas.


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How to Make Crab Roll-Ups:

Not only are Crab Roll-Ups a very tasty little treat, they're super easy to make, too.

Start by mixing together their simple filling.  Combine softened cream cheese, cocktail sauce, and a little salt and pepper until well blended.

Then stir in shredded Monterey Jack cheese, some chopped green onion, and good dose of finely chopped imitation crab meat.

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Scoop about 1/2 cup of the filling mixture onto a flour tortilla. -- You can use either 8-inch or 10-inch tortillas.

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Then spread the crab mixture into an even layer, completely covering the tortilla with just a small border around the edge.

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Once all the filling is spread onto tortillas, roll each tortilla up tightly.  Then, wrap each roll in plastic wrap and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.

When you're ready to serve up your roll-ups, cut each tortilla roll into 10-12 slices, about 1/2-inch thick each.  I find using a sawing motion with a serrated knife makes the nicest, cleanest cuts.

Want to enjoy the tasty filling without making roll-ups?  No problem. -- You can absolutely use the filling as a spread on crackers instead of making tortilla roll-ups, if you'd like.
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Serve up a platter of Crab Roll-Ups for game day or any type of party.  Or, grab some as an after-school snack or make-ahead lunch.  

But one thing's for sure, no matter when you choose to enjoy them, Crab Roll-Ups are one tasty little savory treat.

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Appetizers & Snacks
American
Yield: about 30-40 roll-ups
Author: Tracey | The Kitchen is My Playground
Crab Roll-Ups

Crab Roll-Ups

Loaded with fabulous flavor, Crab Roll-Ups are easy to make with make-ahead convenience, too. They're a perfect savory little treat for game day, snacking, party fare, or as a grab-and-go make-ahead lunch.
Prep time: 20 Mininactive time: 4 HourTotal time: 4 H & 20 M

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 c. cocktail sauce
  • 1 (8 oz.) package imitation crabmeat, finely chopped (about 1 1/2 to 2 c. chopped)
  • 1/2 c. shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/3 c. chopped green onion
  • 4 (8-inch or 10-inch) flour tortillas
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • pinch black pepper

Instructions

  1. Place softened cream cheese in a mixing bowl; stir with a fork. Add cocktail sauce, salt, and pepper; mix with a fork until well blended.
  2. Stir in Montery Jack cheese, crabmeat, and green onion.
  3. Spread 1/4 of the mixture (about 1/2 cup) onto each tortilla, making an even layer that covers the tortilla completely. 
  4. Roll up each tortilla tightly.  Wrap each tortilla roll in plastic wrap and refrigerator for several hours or overnight.
  5. At serving time, cut each tortilla roll into 10-12 slices.
TRACEY'S NOTES:
  1. I find using a sawing motion with a serrated knife makes the nicest, cleanest cuts.
  2. You can also use the filling as a spread on crackers instead of making tortilla roll-ups, if you'd like.

Easy Crab Roll-Ups ~ Loaded with fabulous flavor, Crab Roll-Ups are easy to make with make-ahead convenience, too. They're a perfect savory little treat for game day, snacking, party fare, or as a grab-and-go make-ahead lunch.  www.thekitchenismyplayground.com


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3 comments

  1. They look great, Tracey! I'll definitely give them a try!

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  2. Looks delicious! I've made these with ham before, but crab is a great idea for a change. Visiting from Tuesday Turn Around.

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  3. These would certainly be a lot of fun to make, and to eat!!! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday!

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