Crab 'n' Penne Casserole Recipe
- 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
- 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.
1-1/3 cup: 323 calories, 15g fat (10g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 721mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 18g protein .
Reviews for Crab 'n' Penne Casserole
"Such a nice, solid and creative dish! Made for dinner and husband and son loved it. Surprised my kid was all over the crab! Next time would double the crab, but we loved the amount of cheese and the breadcrumbs on top added a nice crunch. I would consider adding more veggies too, but this was a nice combo as is. Thanks for posting!"
"This was just OK. Almost too much cheese - and I never say that lol. It needed quite a bit of salt. It seemed to taste better the next day."
"I loved the addition of the squash. This is quick and easy to make with just enough kick to make it tasty."
"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."
"Great flavor. Might add a little more crab but it was great and very easy to make!!!"
"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 ..."
"This was okay. We ate it. I definately wouldn't make it again though."
"So simple and delicious. My family raved about this dish!"
"Very good, even my daughter who does not like vegetables ate it."
"This was an excellent recipe and a great way for me to get more fish in my children's diet. Right combination of all ingredients. I boiled the pasta until past tender, about 8 minutes which helped to create a smoother, creamier texture with the rest of the ingredients. High recommend!"
"Made as written, except for halving and then slicing the zucchini & squash. It was good but very rich. Served with caesar salad and garlic bread. Will make again."
"This recipe was simple and delicious. I love crab but it would also be good with shrimp or both. The zucchini is a very nice flavor. Will definitely make again."
Light-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.