Creamy crab fettucine

    40 min

    An elegant pasta that's perfect for any day of the week. Fettuccine is topped with crab in a creamy cheese sauce. Enjoy with garlic bread.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 225g dried fettucine pasta
    • 50g butter
    • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 3 tablespoons plain flour
    • salt and black pepper to taste
    • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 475ml single cream
    • 115g cream cheese, softened
    • 40g grated Parmesan cheese
    • 225g crab meat, flaked

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the 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 garlic and cook until aromatic but not brown, 2 minutes. Stir in flour, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper. Reduce heat and cook, stirring constantly for about 2 minutes. Add the cream and stir over medium heat until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes.
    3. Add cream cheese and Parmesan and stir until cheeses melt and mixture is smooth. Mix in the crab and continue cooking until crab is heated through, about 3 minutes.
    4. Divide the fettucine between 4 plates and top with the crab sauce.

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    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!!!!!  -  20 Mar 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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!!!  -  20 Jan 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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!!  -  25 Jul 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)