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Rating: 4.24 stars
33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2

A sweet, inexpensive alternative to eating out at your favorite pasta joint.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the linguine, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink.

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  • Bring water, onion, butter, chicken bouillon granules, lemon juice, garlic powder, parsley, oregano, and pepper to a boil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue to simmer until the liquid is reduced, about 10 minutes, then add the imitation crabmeat, and cook for 2 more minutes. Stir in the whipping cream and Swiss cheese until combined. Serve cream sauce over prepared pasta.

Nutrition Facts

653 calories; protein 18.8g; carbohydrates 57.8g; fat 38.9g; cholesterol 141.5mg; sodium 1264.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (26)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2010
This was delicious. Substituted 2 cans of lump crab meat for imitation and added an extra 1/2 cup of italian cheese blend with additional milk to get it the right texture. Also used a fat-free half and half to save on some of the calories. So good! Read More
(24)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/05/2010
I have been making a non-dairy version of this for years. Saute sliced red onion 1-2 serrano peppers (to taste) julienne any veg u would like add 2 wine glasses of white wine the juice of 1 lemon salt & pepper and reduce to about half. Add crab meat and a large handful of chopped herbs - coriander/basil/thyme work great. Add cooked pasta toss and enjoy! Read More
(21)
33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2010
This was delicious. Substituted 2 cans of lump crab meat for imitation and added an extra 1/2 cup of italian cheese blend with additional milk to get it the right texture. Also used a fat-free half and half to save on some of the calories. So good! Read More
(24)
Rating: 3 stars
03/05/2010
I have been making a non-dairy version of this for years. Saute sliced red onion 1-2 serrano peppers (to taste) julienne any veg u would like add 2 wine glasses of white wine the juice of 1 lemon salt & pepper and reduce to about half. Add crab meat and a large handful of chopped herbs - coriander/basil/thyme work great. Add cooked pasta toss and enjoy! Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2011
I don't normally make any changes to a recipe the first time I make it , but I had some imitation crab that need to be used up, and I didn't feel like going to the shops (to much snow). Soooo I had to used evaporated milk instead of cream and had no swiss cheese so used a bit of brie, cheddar, and goat cheese. Excellent and so easy, a keeper for sure. Thanks for sharing will make to recipe next time. Read More
(15)
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2010
This recipe is the bomb. I have made this several times and everyone just loves this. Easy to double for a large crowd and a splash of milk/cream to reheat in the microwave. The guys go nuts and everyone shows up for dinner when I make this-Thanks for sharing and a perfect recipe just as is. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2011
Really good!! I had my doubts about using imitation crab but the flavor was tremendous. Followed the recipe to a 't' wouldn't change a thing. Next time I'll add a spinach salad and garlic bread to the meal. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2011
This was absolutely delicious! My husband doesn't normally like sea food but he LOVED this dish. I will definitely make it again. Super cheap to make too! I doubled the recipe and it fed out family of 7 with some to spare:) Read More
(5)
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Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2013
I enjoyed this, very much. But last time I seeded & chopped a couple of tomatoes into the sauce just prior to serving & it really sang! Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
03/10/2010
also add a can or two of crab meat it is cheap too at only a buck a can Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
03/02/2010
delicious quick pasta on the cheap! Read More
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