Amazing Crab Shells

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"My family calls this 'those crab thingies' (even the adults), but they request it every holiday, and make up holidays so they can get me to make it."

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  • add   2 stalks celery, chopped
  • add   6 ounces cooked tiny shrimp
  • add   1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • add   1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • add   1 onion, minced
  • add   2 (8 ounce) packages Neufchatel cheese
  • add   36 jumbo pasta shells
  • add   2 tablespoons white sugar
  • add   1 pound imitation crabmeat
  • add   1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • add   1 1/2 teaspoons salt


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil, and add pasta shells; boil until al dente. Drain well.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, crab, shrimp, onion, celery, mayonnaise, sugar, salt, pepper and lemon juice; mix well.
  3. Stuff cream cheese mixture into the jumbo pasta shells. Chill for at least 2 hours before serving.

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