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Crab Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Nina Boldosser

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/2 lb. cavatappi or elbow pasta, cooked per instructions, about 8 - 10 minutes, drained
1/2 stick butter
1/4 cup flour
2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups mozzarella, shredded
1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 tbsp. Old Bay seasoning
Salt and pepper, to taste
8 slices of bacon, cooked and diced into small pieces
8 oz. cooked crab meat, drained
3/4 cup bread crumbs
1 - 2 tbsp. butter
Scallions, for garnish

Directions:
Directions:
Place the cooked pasta in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
Preheat the over to 375.

In a medium sauce pan, melt the butter over medium high heat.
Once the butter has melted add the flour and whisk to combine and let the flour taste cook out, about 1 - 2 minutes.
Add the milk and continue to whisk for about 2 minutes or until the mixture is smooth and slightly thickened.
Turn the heat down to low and add the cheeses, about 1/2 cup at a time, whisking to combine.
Keep adding the cheeses in batches and whisking until all incorporated.
Finally, add in the Old Bay seasoning, salt and pepper.
Take off the heat.

Pour the cheese sauce over the pasta.
Mix well to coat all of the noodles.
Add the chopped bacon and crab meat.
Gently fold into the pasta and cheese sauce.
Place the mixture in individual ramekins or in one 9x9 baking dish.

Mix the bread crumbs and butter in a small dish and sprinkle on top of the macaroni and cheese.
Bake for about 30 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.
Top with chopped scallions and serve immediately.

 

 

 

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