Culinary Collection

Crab Mac and Cheese

with spinach

Prep & Cook Time: 35-45 min.

Cook Within: 3 days

Difficulty Level: Expert

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat, Shellfish

All ingredients are individually packaged, but our central facility is not certified allergen-free. Furthermore, ingredient contents may vary. Please check recipe cards and 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

In Your Box (serves 2)

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

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.

  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • Carbohydrates
  • Fat
  • Protein
  • Sodium

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 ¼ cup pasta cooking water. Drain pasta in a colander and rinse under cold water. Set aside. Reserve pot; no need to wipe clean.

  2. 2

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Trim and thinly slice green onions, keeping white and green portions separate. 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 2 tsp. olive oil. Add white portions of green onions, garlic, ¼ tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper to hot pan. Stir occasionally until garlic is fragrant, 2-3 minutes. Add cream sauce base, cream cheese, and pasta cooking water. Stir often until cream cheese is melted and sauce is thickened, 1-2 minutes. Remove from burner and stir in crab, pasta, spinach, cheddar cheese, and Parmesan until combined.

  4. 4

    Broil the Mac and Cheese

    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. Remove from broiler and rest, 5 minutes. Top with green portions of green onions.

  5. 5

    Finish the Dish

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card. Bon appétit!

Home Chef: Fresh Ingredient Delivery To Cook At Home

Home Chef is a meal kit delivery service - order and receive home food delivery weekly. Choose from 21 fresh recipes featuring steak, chicken, pork, fish, vegetarian options, and beyond to meet your cooking needs each week.