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Baked Crab Mac And Cheese

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups of dry macaroni
  • 6 oz claw crab meat
  • 3 tbs butter
  • 2 tbs flour
  • 1 large shallot chopped finely
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 3 oz fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 8 oz sharp white cheddar cheese block, it will melt better
  • salt fresh cracked pepper (to taste)
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and lightly grease a casserole dish.
  2. Cook the macaroni according to the box instructions, drain well. Add the crab meat and set aside.
  3. In a sauce pot, melt the butter (on medium heat) and add chopped shallot. Saute until fragrant.
  4. Sprinkle the flour over the shallot, mix well. Slowly pour in the milk while constantly stirring with a rubber whisk. The mixture will start thickening.
  5. Grate the white cheddar into the milk mixture. Add salt and pepper and keep stirring, slowly, until the cheese is melted.
  6. Pour the cheese mixture into the macaroni and crab. Add half of the grated Parmesan cheese. Stir well, until all combined.
  7. Transfer into a baking casserole dish. Sprinkle with bread crumbs and the other half of the grated Parmesan cheese.
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  9. **Recipe by Lyuba from willcookforsmiles.com