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.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
50 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

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  • 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
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Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2020
This is a delish dish. Easy to make, great warmed up the next day. Terrific way to eat more crab. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/10/2020
I made with a white sauce. Not a red sauce. I think a red sauce would hide the delicate flavors of the crab. Read More
(5)
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
03/10/2020
I made with a white sauce. Not a red sauce. I think a red sauce would hide the delicate flavors of the crab. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2020
This is a delish dish. Easy to make, great warmed up the next day. Terrific way to eat more crab. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2020
Came out excellent! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2020
Delicious...everyone loved it will definitely make it again Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2020
My husband liked this and that's what counts. I liked it, too. For just the 2 of us, that's 3 separate dinners. Next time, I will add some sliced fresh mushrooms. I will also flour the chicken strips a few at a time instead of trying to do them all at once. Get all ingredients measured out before you start because it goes pretty fast. I served it over spaghetti noodles but next time will use short egg noodles or rice. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2020
Loved it. Will make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2020
Yum! The crab added a unique taste to this pasta dish. It is great heated up too so save the extra for leftovers! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/10/2020
Will make it again. Has most of my favorite ingredients all in one dish! Big hit with family and requests for second helpings. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2020
The whole family loved this. I did add double the crab though Read More
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