Monday, January 22, 2007


I love crab and I love pasta, so when I found this recipe in my Taste of Home Cookbook Fall 2006, I knew it had to be tried. I'm making it for dinner tonight, so hopefully it's good :)


1/2 cup chopped green pepper
2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion

4 tablespoons butter, divided

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups milk

1 large tomato, peeled and chopped

2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

1-1/4 cups shredded pepper Jack or Monterey Jack cheese, divided

3-1/2 cups medium shell pasta, cooked and drained

3 cans (6 ounces each) crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilate removed or 1 pound imitation crabmeat, flaked

1/2 cup dry bread crumbs

In a large saucepan, saute green pepper and onion in 2 tablespoons butter until tender.
Stir in flour and salt until blended.
Gradually stir in milk.

Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in tomato and parsley.

Remove from the heat; stir in 1 cup of cheese until melted.

Stir in pasta and crab.
Transfer to a greased shallow 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350º for 20 minutes.

Melt the remaining butter; toss with bread crumbs. Sprinkle over casserole.
Top with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes or until golden brown.

Yield: 6-8 servings.


  1. This sounds wonderful, Sandra!

    I will have to try it!

    God bless,

  2. This looks so good! Which kind of crab are you using, canned or imitation?
    I want to try this one!

  3. Mrs T - Thanks for dropping by :)

    Gail - I used the Imitation crab and it came out really good, I probably would have used a bit more crab but that's because we LOVE it :)

  4. THanks Sandra for another fabulous recipe!!!!

  5. Recipe sounds wonderful...when I saw the title, for a minute I thought you lived on Padre Island! Beautiful place.

    Thanks you for what your family and your husband do for the test of us. God bless you all.

  6. This pasta dish sounds Heavenly! You can bet I'll be trying it. :)

    I’d love it if you’d stop by and contribute to my Super Bowl Sunday edition of my Favorite Ingredients Friday recipe exchange today!

  7. Just saw this and can hardly wait to try it...can anything with pasta and crab NOT be fabulous! WOW!

  8. Thanks, I'll have to try it sometime! I love that stuff!