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Crab Alfredo Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Crab Alfredo

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"Simply put, delicious! A little on the decadent side, but it can be made with fat-free half-and-half and a heart-healthy spread instead of butter. Serve with garlic bread sticks, a nice salad, and a glass of Chardonnay."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins
  • READY IN

    35 mins

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain. Keep warm and covered.
  2. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and cook until garlic releases its aroma, about 2 minutes, being careful not to let the garlic brown. Stir in the flour, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. Reduce heat, and cook, stirring constantly for about 2 minutes. Add the half-and-half and stir over medium heat until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the cream cheese and Parmesan cheese to the sauce and stir until cheeses melt and mixture is smooth. Mix in the crabmeat and continue cooking until crabmeat is heated through, about 3 minutes.
  4. Divide the fettucine between 2 plates or bowls and top with the crab sauce.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 22, 2012

I have been looking for and testing different Alfredo Sauce recipes at home and at every restuarant out there. Thanks for this one. It is by far the best I've ever eaten and so easy to make. I did use the conversion to 2% milk because it's all I had in the house (7/8 cup milk plus 1 tablespoon butter). It still came out rich and thick. I left out the cayenne because i don't like the heat and added instead somewhere between 1/4-1/2 tsp of nutmeg, which all true alfredo sauce recipes call fo,r and that put it OVER THE TOP!! I confess I also added a little extra grated and schredded cheese because let's face it, you can never have too much cheese! The more I added, the better it tasted. I have also tried this sauce with chicken and broccoli instead of crab which was also very good. I will use this as a base for any recipe calling for an alfredo sauce in the future. My search is over!! THANKS AGAIN!!!!!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 26, 2009

The sauce for this was too thick; I had to add whole milk to thin it out, and it was still very thick and tacky. The cayenne pepper was overwhelming and I could barely taste the crab (I even used more crab than the recipe called for, but it didn't help). It was OK, but really, no better.

 
Jul 26, 2007

This was really good! I did not have half and half so I used the whole milk/butter substitution suggestion listed on the tips and advice substitutions page on this site. I also doubled the recipe and used a little extra parm. cheese. Everyone loved it. I will definately make this again!!

 
Jan 20, 2008

This is awesome! If you've ever had Red Lobster's Crab Alfredo, you won't feel the need to go spend that money anymore, because you can do it yourself at home for cheaper and it tastes the same if not better. This is the first Alfredo sauce that I have ever made, it was quick, simple, easy and called for stuff that I already had, so I didn't even have to leave my house. I LOVE THIS RECIPE! I changed one thing in this recipe after reading the reviews; instead of using 2 cups of half & half, I used 1 cup of milk and 1 cup of half& half!!!

 
Dec 14, 2009

This was an excellent Alfredo recipe. I took the advice of the other reviewers and cut the half and half with milk. Next time I make this I will also either cut back on or omit the cayenne pepper. The taste was excellent, but the spice was a little much after a while. I highly recommend this recipe.

 
Mar 30, 2008

This was crabtastic!! My DH was craving some crab and this fit the bill, along with some crab legs on the side. I did use 1 cup milk with 1 cup half & half. I didn't think there would be enough sauce, but there was plenty more than pasta and it fed the 4 of us with extra left over,which was still good the next day. I did use real dungeonous crab and parmigiana reggiano. It's easy to eat a lot and get totally stuffed, so pace yourself! I served with cheddar bay biscuits, but use club soda in place of milk for fluffier biscuits.

 
Oct 22, 2007

This was ok.....I added more half and half because the sauce was very thick. I think next time I'll add more garlic and less cayanne pepper. Even though my son ate it he said it was hot so next time I'll reduce it to 1/4 of a teaspoon but def. more garlic. It was good but needs tweaking

 
May 29, 2008

Very good! I made this the other day for my roommate and myself. I used 1 cup half-and-half and one cup 2% milk instead of the two cups half-and-half... very decadent! Next time I will likely half the amount of cayenne pepper used, though. It was just a little too spicy.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 648 kcal
  • 32%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 52.6 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 141 mg
  • 47%
  • Fat
  • 37.2 g
  • 57%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 27.6 g
  • 55%
  • Sodium
  • 613 mg
  • 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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