crab mac and cheese

Crab Mac and Cheese is one of our favorite recipes. It is this recipe is a mouthwatering delicacy from the True North Seafood Company, Black Hills Harbour, New Brunswick, Canada.

We’ve made a few changes to suit the sweet crab meat in Florida.

The recipe is also a good base for lobster mac and cheese,

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Recipe by True North Seafood CompanyCourse: Lunch, Dinner


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Crumb Topping

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • Mac & Cheese
  • 1 pound cavatappi or elbow macaroni

  • 1 ¼ cups (8 oz.) crabmeat with 1/3 cup extra crabmeat for the top of the casserole

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 3 tablespoons flour

  • 2 cups milk

  • 1/3 cup heavy cream

  • 3 cups mild yellow Cheddar cheese

  • 1 cup extra sharp white Cheddar cheese

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon mustard powder


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly butter casserole dish. In a medium skillet heat butter and oil. Add panko and cook, stirring until lightly browned. Remove from heat and stir in Parmesan cheese. Set aside.
  • Cook the pasta in boiling salted water until al dente. Drain well.
  • In a medium saucepan melt butter and whisk in flour. Cook and stir for several minutes until bubbling.
  • Whisk in milk and cream and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened and smooth.
  • Remove from heat and add the cheeses, salt, and mustard.
  • Add in drained pasta
  • Gently stir in 1 ¼ cups crabmeat. Spoon into prepared casserole. drained pasta
  • Place extra crab meat on top and sprinkle lightly with crumb topping. Bake 25 to 30 minutes until sauce is bubbly and the top is golden brown.

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