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Crab Imperial Casserole

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.

Makes

8 servings

The recipe serves eight, but plan to double it. Fresh mushrooms and lump crabmeat make it hard to turn down seconds of this rich casserole. —Barbara Carlucci, Orange Park, Florida
Crab Imperial Casserole Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 3 cups uncooked spiral pasta
  • 1-3/4 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 5 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 4 cans (6 ounces each) lump crabmeat, drained
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1/4 cup crushed butter-flavored crackers

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute mushrooms in butter until tender. Stir in flour, pepper and salt until blended; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in crab and soup until blended.
  3. Drain pasta. Add crab mixture; toss to coat. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish; sprinkle with cracker crumbs.
  4. Bake, uncovered, 25-30 minutes or until bubbly.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 344 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 100mg cholesterol, 806mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 24g protein.

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