Rating: 4.5 stars
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

A seafood pasta dish that is sure to please. Succulent, wild-caught lump crab mixed into a thick and creamy cheese filling and blended with a zesty marinara sauce.


Recipe Summary

30 mins
50 mins
10 mins
1 hr 30 mins
10 servings


Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 10 minutes. Drain, stir in butter, and set aside.

  • Combine marinara sauce, spinach, onion, mushrooms, tomato paste, garlic, cayenne, parsley, sea salt, and black pepper in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally, while you prepare the cheese mixture.

  • Combine lump crab, ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, 1 cup Parmesan-Romano cheese, eggs, and clam juice together in a large mixing bowl. Blend thoroughly together.

  • Spoon a light layer of sauce into the bottom of the prepared pan. Add a layer of spaghetti, followed by a layer of cheese mixture. Repeat until ingredients have all been added, making sure sauce makes up the top layer. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.

  • Bake, uncovered, in the preheated oven until crab is pink and cheese is melted, about 35 minutes. Remove from the oven and let rest for 10 minutes. Serve.

Nutrition Facts

474 calories; protein 27.3g; carbohydrates 53g; fat 17g; cholesterol 89.5mg; sodium 930.7mg. Full Nutrition