Monday, February 27, 2012

Yummy Crab Mac & Cheese

We were watching some show on Food Network and happened to see someone make lobster mac & cheese. Since we LOVE mac & cheese, we decided to make our own version using crab meat. This was amazing and I ate the leftovers every night until it was gone!

Adapted from here
Ingredients:
  • 3 tomatoes cut into thin slices
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons thyme
  • salt & pepper
  • 5 slices white sandwich bread, chopped into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 lb elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 5 tablespoons flour
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 2 cups skim milk
  • 8 ounces shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 ounces shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 8 ounces finely chopped crabmeat

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

    Spread tomatoes in a single layer on a 9x13 baking dish. Drizzle tomatoes with oil, thyme, salt and pepper.

  • Melt 1 tablespoon butter with remaining tablespoon oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add bread and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper.

    Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and let cool.


    Whisk 1/2 cup chicken stock into the flour in a medium bowl.

    Melt remaining tablespoon of butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in nutmeg, 1 teaspoon salt, milk, flour and chicken stock. Bring to a boil, whisking often. Reduce to a simmer. Cook 8 minutes and be sure to mix often.

    Add cheeses; cook, stirring, until melted. Pour into a large bowl and mix with cooked macaroni and crabmeat. Pour mixture over tomato slices in baking pan.

    Bake for about 30 minutes or until golden brown and bubbling.


    Amazing! Seconds please!

    21 comments :

    1. Love this! We have our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party going on now and would love for you to share this! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/02/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_23.html

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    2. OH Yes seconds please!!! :) It looks so yummy, thanks hun I'm saving it!

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    3. Hi!

      Ooey Gooey mac and cheese is already perfect and then you take it up another notch with crab. KUDOS! Looks delicious. I'm now following...

      I found your blog via Tasty Tuesdays. Swing by my blog when you get a chance!

      -Shelly
      http://quietluxe.blogspot.com/

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    4. Looks amazing and who doesn't like mac and cheese!?

      Alison
      http://bringingbeauty.blogspot.com

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    5. All I can say is YUM. I'll be featuring this on my blog on Saturday!

      http://sumossweetstuff.blogspot.com

      Thanks!
      Sumo:)

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    6. This sounds delicious! Will have to give this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing.

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    7. YUM! That sounds amazing! We love mac and cheese too. It's definitely a family favorite. I'm bookmarking this. Thanks for sharing! Gotta love Food Network. It's so inspiring.

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    8. You're pictures just make me want to grab a fork and dive in! Crab with Mac & Cheese, awesome, pinned!

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    9. I would love it if you came by CAST PARTY WEDNESDAY and shared your recipe with us. Thanks, I hope to see you there!
      ---Sheryl---
      http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com/?p=25565

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    10. This is so funny. I just had a friend over for dinner last night who said her husband made the most amazing crab mac n chz. I said, "That sounds amazing!" So glad to find a recipe for it now. I'm pinning this. Thanks for visiting Feeding Four. I'm your newest follower!

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    11. Crab Mac and Cheese? Heavens yes! This I must, must try! Pinning this recipe right away....

      Jenn

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    12. This looks soo good. YUM.

      Saw your cheesy spinach and turkey ziti on Pinterest. YUM

      Tab
      my-cliffnotes.blogspot.com

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    13. Looks so tasty! How could you go wrong with two of my favs?

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    14. MMMM... I think I could eat Mac + Cheese for breakfast, lunch and dinner EVERYDAY! xoxo

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    15. Mmmm this sounds amazing! I love crabmeat, and with Mac n cheese?!!? That actually sounds delicious!!!!!!

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    16. How did I miss this? So yummy! I love all twists to mac and cheese.

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    18. Finely chopped crab meat? Here in Maryland that is just unheard of. Chunks of crab meat is more like it. Will try this, though. (:

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