This Crab Casserole with Pasta is rich and indulgent; every bite is filled with crabby, garlicky, cheesy deliciousness. Best of all, it’s quick to make and with a can of crab claw meat costing less than $10, it’s affordable.
Well, no…not quite. It’s right around the corner though.
Crab casserole is a staple dish on my family’s holiday dinner table.
You know the feeling at the end of musical chairs where there’s just you and some other person, and you’re both fiercely focused on sitting in that chair when the music goes off?
That’s how it feels when the crab casserole is placed on the table.
We all stand around the table with big smiles, holding hands with our heads bowed while my aunt’s husband says the prayer; silently counting down to the moment he’s done so we can all pile food onto our plates—counting down to the moment the serving spoon digs down into the crab casserole and scoops a fat heap of it onto the plate; counting down to that first bite.
This crab casserole is NOT my grandmother’s recipe. Perhaps, someday I’ll hook you up but today you’re getting my middle of summer and I have a craving but don’t want to indulge too much crab casserole with pasta recipe. It hits the spot but doesn’t break the bank—Grandma spends like 40 bucks on crab meat alone, ain’t nobody got the grocery budget for that!
What Should You Serve With Crab Casserole with Pasta?
A small side salad full of fresh greens and a light lemony vinaigrette is all this casserole needs on the side.
This Crab Casserole with Pasta gets its flavor from:
◉ Crab Claw Meat
◉ Yellow Onion
◉ Wide Egg Noodles
◉ Red Bell Pepper
◉ Sour Cream
◉ Old Bay Seasoning
◉ Black Pepper
How To Make Crab Casserole with Pasta
Step One—Cook pasta according to package; set aside.
Step Two—In a large frying pan, sauté onion, celery, and red bell pepper in butter for three minutes; add minced garlic and sauté for another minute.
Step Three—In a large mixing bowl, stir sautéed vegetables, crab, pasta, sour cream, Old Bay, basil, and black pepper together; pour mixture into a casserole dish, top with mozzarella cheese, and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
Crab Casserole with Pasta
- 16 oz crab claw meat canned
- 1 yellow onion diced
- 6 oz wide egg noodles
- 1 red bell pepper diced
- 1 stalk celery diced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 2 tsp Old Bay seasoning
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp basil
- 1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
- Cook pasta according to package; set aside.
- In a large frying pan, sauté onion, celery, and red bell pepper in butter for three minutes; add minced garlic and sauté for another minute.
- In a large mixing bowl, stir sautéed vegetables, crab, pasta, sour cream, Old Bay, basil, and black pepper together; pour mixture into a casserole dish, top with mozzarella cheese, and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.