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Crab Mornay Recipe

Crab Mornay Recipe

"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. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen pastry shells
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, 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


  • 1. Bake pastry shells according to package directions. meanwhile, place butter in a 2-qt. microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 1 minute or until melted. Add the mushrooms, onions and pimientos. Cook on high for 4 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  • 2. Combine the flour and milk until smooth; stir into the vegetable mixture. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 4 minutes or until thickened, stirring every minute. Add the cheese, crab, salt and cayenne. Cook on high for 2 minutes 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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Reviewed Oct. 5, 2014

"This extremely easy to make recipe is delicious!"

Reviewed Mar. 3, 2011

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

Reviewed Dec. 23, 2010

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

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