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Crab Noodle Casserole

Rated as 4.11 out of 5 Stars

"One of my husband's favorites! It's full of creamy, cheesy, crabby goodness that warms you up on a cool rainy night. It's very vegetable savvy, you can add as many or few as you want!"
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1 h 15 m servings 524
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 9x13-inch baking dish)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish. Place the can of drained peas into the freezer.
  2. 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 egg noodles, 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 5 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink.
  3. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and cook the celery and onion until the onion has started to turn translucent, about 3 minutes. Stir in the zucchini and cook until bright green but tender, another 5 to 8 minutes. Mix in the potato and celery soups and milk, then fold in half the Cheddar cheese; allow the mixture to stand for 5 minutes. Gently stir in the cooked noodles, then the imitation crab, and finally the peas from the freezer. Freezing the peas helps keep them intact. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and spread the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Top the casserole with the remaining 2 cups of Cheddar cheese.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes; remove the casserole and cover with foil; allow to stand for 10 to 15 minutes to set up.


  • Cook's Note
  • These ingredients are my favorite because they are so inexpensive for us, and are easy to find. The imitation crab we use is frozen flaked from Stater Bros. Market for $1.59 a bag. Any meat can be substituted for personal preference or cost reduction.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 524 calories; 25.3 46.7 27.7 108 1527 Full nutrition

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Good recipe-I used real crabmeat, which was pricey, but I'm not a fan of the imitation stuff. I also used frozen peas, which worked fine. Makes quite a bit, so this is good for a crowd.

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We weren't fans of this one...Sorry.

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Good recipe-I used real crabmeat, which was pricey, but I'm not a fan of the imitation stuff. I also used frozen peas, which worked fine. Makes quite a bit, so this is good for a crowd.

Amazing! It's a favorite all around, I make it for my family and friends. Super easy. I add mushrooms rather than the zucchini.

All I can say is OMG.....this is awesome. Even my 8 yr old liked it. The only thing I did diff was sub green beans for the peas. It's definitely a KEEPER!!!!

I had a really busy day so I needed something quick and easy. This was the perfect recipe! I used half a bag of frozen corn/peas/green beans instead of just peas. Next time I will use less nood...

This was sooooo good. I left out the milk by mistake, but it turned out perfect! I think it would have been too runny if I would have used it. I used 95% fat free cream of celery soup and 1/2...

*****If I could make a change to this recipe, I would add that since I posted this, I have been making it with only two, MAYBE three cups of cheese :o) Also, feel free to add in different types ...

This was sooo awesome! I've made it several times now, and I love it! I added cayenne and lots of crushed red pepper, as I like it spicy! Highly recommend!

Nobody has mentioned that this is a very pretty dish. Pink of the crab with the green of the zucchini and peas....very nice. Mine looked much more appetizing than the picture. I did make it i...

We weren't fans of this one...Sorry.