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Crab Mac and Cheese Recipe

Crab Mac and Cheese

Dax Phillips
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side Dishes
Servings 8


  • 16 oz half and half
  • 1/2 lb Cellentani pasta cooked al dente
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 large shallot minced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 8 oz crab meat
  • 4 slices of bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 4 slices of cheddar cheese cut into pieces
  • 4 slices of American cheese cut into pieces
  • 1 cup of panko bread crumbs
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper


  • Start by melting your butter on medium-high heat. Once melted, add in the shallots and garlic, and cook for about 4 minutes, stirring along the way.
  • Preheat your broiler to 425 degrees.
  • Next add in the half and half, and stir. Add in the crab meat, and continue to stir. Once the sauce comes to a simmer, add in the cheeses and let them melt. Once melted, add in the cooked bacon, and the cooked pasta. Stir, and cook until the sauce thickens and completely coats the pasta.
  • Remove and place into a baking dish. Top with the panko bread crumbs, and place under the broiler until they get nice and golden brown. Remove, and serve.