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Lemon-Garlic Penne with Crab

Our Christmas Eve supper isn't the same without this seafood pasta. I love lots of garlic, but you can use less to suit your family's tastes. —Chrissy Fessler, Hazleton, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
  • Makes
    5 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) lump crabmeat, drained
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley, divided
  • Lemon wedges

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook and stir garlic in butter and oil over medium heat for 2 minutes or until garlic is golden (do not brown). Add the broth, crab and lemon juice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 12-15 minutes or until sauce is reduced by half.
  • Drain pasta; toss with crab sauce and 1/4 cup parsley. Garnish with lemon wedges and remaining parsley.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 279 calories, 16g fat (7g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 537mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 12g protein.

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