Crab Alfredo

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Simply put, delicious! A little on the decadent side, but it can be made with fat-free half-and-half and a heart-healthy spread instead of butter. Serve with garlic bread sticks, a nice salad, and a glass of Chardonnay.

close up view of Crab Alfredo in a pan
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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces dried fettucine

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • salt and black pepper to taste

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 2 cups half-and-half

  • 1 (4 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 8 ounces crabmeat, flaked

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain. Keep warm and covered.

  2. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and cook until garlic releases its aroma, about 2 minutes, being careful not to let the garlic brown. Stir in the flour, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. Reduce heat, and cook, stirring constantly for about 2 minutes. Add the half-and-half and stir over medium heat until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes.

  3. Add the cream cheese and Parmesan cheese to the sauce and stir until cheeses melt and mixture is smooth. Mix in the crabmeat and continue cooking until crabmeat is heated through, about 3 minutes.

  4. Divide the fettucine between 2 plates or bowls and top with the crab sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

649 Calories
37g Fat
53g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 649
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 37g 48%
Saturated Fat 22g 112%
Cholesterol 141mg 47%
Sodium 516mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 304mg 23%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 526mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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