Crab Alfredo Shells make an ultra creamy and rich dinner with lots of Parmesan cheese flavor.
Course Main Dish
Keyword crab, pasta
12ouncesmedium pasta shells
2 3/4cupsheavy cream
12tablespoonssalted butter,cut into cubes
1/2cupfinely diced sweet onion
1/4 to 1/2teaspoonscrushed red pepper flakes
2 1/2cupsfreshly grated Parmesan cheese,divided
1poundlump crab meat
2tablespoonschopped fresh parsley
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x13-inch or slightly smaller baking dish.
Cook pasta according to package directions in salted water. Rinse pasta under cold water. Drain well.
While pasta is cooking, bring heavy cream, butter, onion, garlic powder, pepper, nutmeg, and crushed red pepper flakes to a simmer in a medium saucepan. Simmer for 3 to 5 minutes to thicken some. Be sure to stir frequently.
Stir in the lemon juice and 2 cups of Parmesan. Stir until the parmesan is melted.Remove from heat and stir in the crab.
In a large bowl, stir together the pasta, parsley, and crab mixture. Transfer to prepared baking dish.
Combine the remaining 1/2 cup parmesan cheese and the panko crumbs. Sprinkle over the shells.
Bake for 15 minutes and then broil for a few minutes to brown the panko crumbs.
This recipe originally appeared on spicysouthernkitchen.com