Culinary Collection

Crab Mac and Cheese

with spinach and Parmesan

Prep & Cook Time: 35-45 min.

Cook Within: 3 days

Difficulty Level: Expert

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Shellfish (Crab), Milk, Wheat

All ingredients are individually packaged, but our central facility is not certified allergen-free. Furthermore, ingredient contents may vary. Please check ingredient packaging for allergens and nutrition facts. If you have serious allergies, please use your best judgment or consult a health professional to decide if our meals are safe for you!
A note about serious food allergies

There's so many varieties and additions to the classic mac and cheese, from crunchy breadcrumbs on top to truffles and lobster mixed in. This tasty fromage-a-palooza is creamy, cheesy, crunchy (we bring the panko) and, well, crabby. It didn't wake up on the wrong side of the bed; it's filled with slightly sweet crab. So many varieties… and this one is the best.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • Info
    1 oz. Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Info
    8 oz. Crabmeat
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    6 oz. Gemelli Pasta
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    4 fl. oz. Cream Sauce Base
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    2 Tbsp. Italian Panko Blend
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
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    1 oz. Light Cream Cheese
  • 2 tsp. Chesapeake Seasoning
  • 2 oz. Baby Spinach
  • Info
    1 oz. Grated Parmesan

Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient labels in your meal bag.

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Colander
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 1 Medium Oven-Safe Casserole Dish

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F
  1. 1

    Cook the Pasta

    Once water is boiling, add pasta and cook until al dente, 10-12 minutes.

    Reserve 1/4 cup pasta cooking water. Drain pasta in a colander and rinse under cold water. Set aside. Reserve pot; no need to wipe clean.

    While pasta cooks, prepare ingredients.

  2. 2

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Coarsely chop spinach.

    Mince garlic.

    Using lid, drain liquid from crab.

  3. 3

    Make the Pasta Mixture

    Return pot used to cook pasta to medium heat with 1 tsp. olive oil.

    Add garlic, spinach, crab, seasoning blend, and a pinch of salt and pepper to hot pot. Stir occasionally until garlic is fragrant, 2-3 minutes.

    Add cream base, pasta, cream cheese, and pasta cooking water. Stir often until cream cheese is melted and sauce has thickened, 1-2 minutes.

    Remove from burner and stir in cheddar cheese* and Parmesan until combined.

  4. 4

    Broil the Pasta

    Transfer pasta mixture to prepared casserole dish. Top evenly with panko.

    Place casserole under hot broiler and broil until golden brown, 2-3 minutes.

    Don't text and broil! Keep an eye on casserole while under broiler.

    Carefully remove from broiler. Let rest, 5 minutes.

  5. 5

    Finish the Dish

    Plate as pictured on front of card. Bon appétit!

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