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Crab 'n' Penne Casserole Recipe
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Crab 'n' Penne Casserole Recipe

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Purchased Alfredo sauce lends creaminess to this crab casserole while red pepper flakes kick up the taste. Summer squash and zucchini bring garden-fresh goodness to the comforting main dish from Bernadette Bennett of Waco, Texas.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 1 jar (15 ounces) Alfredo sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups imitation crabmeat, chopped
  • 1 medium yellow summer squash, sliced
  • 1 medium zucchini, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1-1/3 cups) equals 323 calories, 15 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 721 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 18 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine Alfredo sauce, crab, yellow squash, zucchini, parsley and pepper flakes. Drain pasta; add to sauce mixture and toss to coat. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese.
  3. Cover and bake 35 minutes or until heated through. Toss bread crumbs and butter; sprinkle over casserole. Bake, uncovered, 5-6 minutes longer or until browned. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Crab 'n' Penne Casserole in Simple & Delicious March/April 2007, p16

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1-1/3 cups) equals 323 calories, 15 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 721 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 18 g protein.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Mar. 16, 2014

"I loved the addition of the squash. This is quick and easy to make with just enough kick to make it tasty."

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Reviewed Feb. 21, 2014

"We LOVE this recipe in our house. The only thing I change is to eliminate the red pepper flakes. My husband thinks they are a little too hot. I agree, so we don't use them."

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Reviewed Aug. 27, 2013

"Great flavor. Might add a little more crab but it was great and very easy to make!!!"

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Reviewed Apr. 16, 2012

"Had this for dinner tonight. The only changes I made were to use the listed amount of fresh crab, but also added half a pkg. of imitation crab that I had in the freezer. Also had a couple extra mushrooms that needed to be used. It was soooo good. My husband isn't a big seafood casserole fan, but he asked me to add this to the permanent collection so it will be making regular appearences in this house. Will make a good potluck recipe, too. I wonder how broccoli would be ..."

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Reviewed Apr. 13, 2012

"This was okay. We ate it. I definately wouldn't make it again though."

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