Creamy Pasta with Imitation Crab


Creamy pasta sauce with imitation crab that is ready with little prep but ends up with lots of flavor.

fussili pasta with imitation crab
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 medium onion, diced

  • 6 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 pound imitation crabmeat, diced

  • 1 (16 ounce) package rotini pasta

  • 1 cup half-and-half

  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley

  • cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.

  2. At the same time, heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic to the hot oil; cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in imitation crab and heat for 2 minutes.

  3. Begin cooking rotini. Add to the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes.

  4. While the pasta is cooking, stir half-and-half and parsley into the crab sauce; bring to a simmer. Continue to simmer crab sauce, adding pasta water as necessary, while pasta is finishing.

  5. Drain pasta.

  6. Mix Parmesan cheese into crab sauce and heat until melted, about 2 minutes. Serve over pasta.

Cook's Note:

Use any pasta you'd like.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

358 Calories
9g Fat
55g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 358
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 547mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 7mg 35%
Calcium 101mg 8%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 271mg 6%

* 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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