Rachel's Crab Imperial


Chunks of crab meat are baked in a creamy sauce underneath a buttery crust in this quick and easy recipe.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
1 9x9-inch casserole dish


  • 1 tablespoon margarine

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups milk

  • 1 pound cooked crabmeat

  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

  • ½ green bell pepper, minced

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • cayenne pepper to taste

  • 2 slices white bread, crumbled into fine breadcrumbs

  • 1 tablespoon melted butter


  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 9x9-inch baking dish.

  2. Melt the margarine in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the flour, and cook a few minutes until the bubbles begin to subside. Whisk in the milk, and cook over medium-high heat until thickened. Stir in the crabmeat, Worcestershire sauce, green pepper, and beaten egg. Season to taste with salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Cook, stirring constantly until quite thick. Spoon into the prepared baking dish.

  3. Place the breadcrumbs into a mixing bowl, and drizzle with the melted butter. Toss together until the breadcrumbs are evenly moistened with butter. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs evenly over the crab mixture.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the casserole has firmed and the bread crumbs are golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

306 Calories
11g Fat
18g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 306
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 150mg 50%
Sodium 662mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 17mg 84%
Calcium 242mg 19%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 731mg 16%

* 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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