Creamy Crab Mac and Cheese Recipe: A Delicious Seafood Twist on a Classic Dish

Enjoy this delicious and creamy Crab Mac and Cheese recipe as a main dish or as a side dish. The combination of crab meat, cheese, and spices creates a rich and flavorful twist on a classic dish that will leave your taste buds satisfied.


Ingredient Quantity
Elbow macaroni 1 pound
Unsalted butter 4 tablespoons
All-purpose flour 4 tablespoons
Whole milk 4 cups
Cheddar cheese 2 cups
Parmesan cheese 2 cups
Dry mustard powder 1 teaspoon
Garlic powder 1 teaspoon
Onion powder 1 teaspoon
Paprika 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Fresh crab meat 1 pound
Breadcrumbs 1/4 cup


  1. Cook the macaroni according to the package instructions, then drain and set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  3. Add the flour and stir constantly for 2-3 minutes until the mixture becomes smooth and bubbly.
  4. Gradually add the milk, whisking constantly, until the mixture thickens.
  5. Add the cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese, mustard powder, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper, and stir until the cheese has melted and the mixture is smooth.
  6. Stir in the crab meat and macaroni, and mix until well combined.
  7. Transfer the mixture to a 9×13-inch baking dish and sprinkle the breadcrumbs evenly over the top.
  8. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the top is golden and the edges are crispy.
  9. Let the Crab Mac and Cheese cool for 5 minutes before serving.

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