Dungeness Crab Mac & Cheese

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"This is out of the December 2016 Sunset magazine...it says that while Dungeness crab may seem like a splurge for a weeknight, when you add it to this family favorite a little goes a long way."

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (298.7 g)
  • Calories 591
  • Total Fat - 29.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 12.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 75.2 mg
  • Sodium - 2835 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 56.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 6.5 g
  • Sugars - 7.3 g
  • Protein - 25.2 g
  • Calcium - 449 mg
  • Iron - 1.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Arrange an oven rack 5 inches from heat and preheat broiler. Cook pasta according to package instructions: drain well, then rinse with cold water. Drain again and set aside.

Step 2

In a small bowl, mix panko, Parmesan, oil and thyme. Set aside.

Step 3

Melt butter in a large oven proof frying pan over medium-high heat. Add flour, salt, pepper, and cayenne cook, whisking until bubbling and light tan, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Add milk and cook whisking, until small bubbles appear at edge of pan and sauce just begins to thicken, 3 to 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low, add cheddar, and whisk until blended. Add crab and reserved pasta; toss gently to mix and heat through.

Step 4

Spread crab mixture evenly in pan scatter with panko mixture. Transfer to oven an broil until bread crumbs are well browned, about 1 minute. Top with green onions.

Tips & Variations

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