Crab Mac n CheeseFrom sosousme 3 years ago
- 1 pound fresh or high quality refrigerated crab meat, picked over for shells shopping list
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil shopping list
- 1 tablespoon butter shopping list
- 3 tablespoons flour shopping list
- 1 1/2 cups 2% low fat milk shopping list
- 1 cup half and half shopping list
- 8 ounces cheddar cheese, grated shopping list
- 4 ounces Fontina cheese, grated shopping list
- 4 ounces havarti cheese, grated shopping list
- 2 ounces asiago cheese, grated shopping list
- 2 ounces gruyere cheese, grated shopping list
- 1 pound elbow macaroni shopping list
- 1/2 cup panko shopping list
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil shopping list
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley shopping list
How to make it
- Heat the oven to 375 degrees F. In a medium sauce pan set over medium heat; melt the butter into the oil; add the lour and saute for a few minutes. Slowly add the milk and half and half; stirring until thickened. Slowly sprinkle in the cheeses, stir, allowing each addition to melt before adding the next one.
- Meanwhile cook the macaroni in a large pot of boiling water; cook just slightly under the time indicated on the package (you want them to have a little bite to them as they will cook further in the sauce). Drain and keep warm.
- Lightly oil a 3 quart baking dish. When the macaroni is ready, fold it into the sauce. Add the crab and gently fold into the mixture (be gentle, you want as much of the crab to remain in large pieces). Taste and adjust seasonings with salt and pepper. Pour into prepared baking dish.
- In another small bowl, combine the panko, oil and parsley. Mix well; sprinkle evenly over the top of the casserole. Place in the oven and bake 30 - 40 minutes, or until hot and lightly browned on top. Place under the broiler to further brown the top, if desired. Allow to stand at least 5 minutes before serving.
- Per Serving: 690 Calories (46.2% from fat); 35g Fat; 40g Protein; 52g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 146mg Cholesterol; 767mg Sodium.
The Cooksosousme Santa Rosa, CA
The Rating5 people
Damn cheesy, that mac!! ^5windy1950 in Flint loved it
You need another name for this. Calling it Mac and Cheese simply confuses the issue. May I suggest Pasta con Cinque Formaggio e Uggia(pasta with five cheeses and crab). Whatever you call this it's a delightful combination and will be excellent. RJelgourmand in Apia loved it
Wonderful Lindy!valinkenmore in Malott loved it
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