Cheesy crab triangles

Jackie O'Callaghan


Great for an appetizer or with a salad.


★★★★★ 1 vote

20 Min
35 Min


  • 1/2
    onion, minced
  • 2 can(s)
    white or lump crab
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 1 can(s)
    whole water chestnuts, chopped small
  • ·
    dash red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese
  • 1/4 c
    grated swiss cheese
  • ·
    phyllo or fillo dough
  • ·
    melted butter

How to Make Cheesy crab triangles


  1. Preheat over to 350 degrees
    Melt cream cheese
    Melt butter
    Clean and drain crab
    Chop onions and water chestnuts
    Mix crab, cream cheese, Swiss cheese, water chestnuts and onion, lemon juice and red pepper flakes
    Unwrap fillo dough ( it’s very important to have all ingredients ready before dough is unwrapped as it dries out quickly)
    Place1 sheet on the counter or chopping board, brush with melted butter, do this with 5 sheets
    Cut sheets into four squares ( you will need to make another batch ( 5 sheets) for 8 triangles)
    Add mixture
    Press down on sides to make sure mixture does not leak out and brush with butter
    Place on cookie sheet (ungreased) and bake for 30-35 minutes until brown

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