Alaska Crab Mac & Cheese

Alaska Crab Mac & Cheese


  • 1 pound Italian fusilli or trottole pasta, cooked al dente, drained and kept warm
  • 1 pound Alaska crabmeat (2 pounds Alaska King, Snow or Dungeness crab legs)
  • 2 cups (9 ounces) bite-size pieces of fresh asparagus
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt or garlic salt or onion salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 quart non-fat or 1% milk, warmed
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyere or Swiss cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups shredded sharp white cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon each smoked paprika and dried thyme


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a large pot over medium-low heat, melt butter.
  3. Whisk in flour and cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Stir in the salt, pepper and warm milk. Cook and whisk until sauce has thickened and is smooth.
  5. Turn heat to lowest setting; stir in cheeses. Turn off heat; continue stirring until sauce is smooth.
  6. Gently blend in the pasta, crabmeat and asparagus.
  7. Turn mixture into a spray coated 9 x 13-inch pan or 8 (1 1/2 cup) baking dishes.
  8. Blend together bread crumbs, smoked paprika and thyme; sprinkle evenly over pasta.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes or until sauce is bubbly and topping is browned.

Serves 6 to 8 | Prep Time 15 min | Cook Time 30 min

Nutrients per serving (at 8 servings): 715 calories, 29g total fat, 17g saturated fat, 37% calories from fat, 128mg cholesterol, 50g protein, 63g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, 1702mg sodium, 688mg calcium and 150mg omega-3 fatty acids

Recipe and photo used with permission from: Alaska Seafood

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