Crab Mornay Recipe
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Crab Mornay Recipe

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"I sometimes have unexpected dinner guests, so I keep the ingredients for this easy microwave entree on hand," relates Beverly Callison of Memphis, Tennessee. Prepared pastry shells overflow with a creamy combination of canned crab and mushrooms. "I serve this with a packaged salad and receive lots of compliments on the meal."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen puff pastry shells
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 jar (6 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 6 green onions, sliced
  • 1 jar (4 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 3 cans (6 ounces each) crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 627 calories, 43g fat (22g saturated fat), 117mg cholesterol, 1053mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 4g fiber), 24g protein.


  1. Bake pastry shells according to package directions. Meanwhile, place butter in a 2-qt. microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 20-30 seconds or until melted. Add the mushrooms, onions and pimientos. Cover and cook on high for 2-3 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  2. Combine flour and milk until smooth; gradually stir into the vegetable mixture. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 2-3 minutes or until thickened, stirring often. Add the cheese, crab, salt and cayenne.
  3. Cook, covered, on high for 30-60 seconds or until the cheese is melted. Spoon into the pastry shells; sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Crab Mornay in Quick Cooking September/October 2003, p37

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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kckamargo63 User ID: 7981779 48792
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2014

"This extremely easy to make recipe is delicious!"

bjcox150 User ID: 89491 65307
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2011

"This is not only good, but good presentation also."

bameiboo User ID: 2470958 135968
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2010

"easy, fun and elegant. I like most stuff served in these shells!"

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