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Fast & Easy Dinner: Macaroni and Brie With Crab

Fast & Easy Dinner: Macaroni and Brie With Crab

Feeling nostalgic? Treat yourself to a decadently grown-up version of the classic childhood favorite macaroni and cheese. Oozing melted brie and fresh flaky crabmeat are luxurious ingredients that turn this ordinary pasta into a restaurant quality dish. Just because the elements are fancy doesn't mean this meal will take forever to make. These gourmet individually sized mac and cheeses will be ready in under an hour. Get the recipe when you

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Macaroni and Brie With Crab

Macaroni and Brie With Crab

Macaroni and Brie With Crab

Ingredients

  1. 1 medium sweet onion, halved and thinly sliced
  2. 5 Tbsp. butter
  3. 1 lb. dried medium shell pasta
  4. 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  5. 3/4 tsp. salt
  6. 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  7. 3 cups milk
  8. 1 lb. Brie cheese, trimmed and chopped (reserve 8 small wedges for topping, if desired)
  9. 2 6- to 6.5-oz. cans lump crabmeat, drained, flaked, and cartilage removed
  10. 3 slices firm white bread, torn into large pieces

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat eight 14-to 16-ounce individual baking dishes with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In large skillet cook onion in butter over medium-low heat about 15 minutes or until tender and golden brown, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions; drain and return to pan.
  3. Add flour, salt, and pepper to onion in skillet; stir until combined, about 1 minute. Add milk all at once. Cook and stir until slightly thickened and bubbly.
  4. Gradually add chopped cheese; cook over medium-low heat until cheese melts. Stir into pasta. Fold in crab. Transfer to baking dishes.
  5. Place bread pieces in food processor; cover and process to coarse crumbs. Sprinkle crumbs over pasta mixture.
  6. Bake, uncovered, 20 to 25 minutes or until heated through and crumbs are golden brown. If desired, add a wedge of Brie to each dish the last 5 minutes of baking time.

Serves 8.

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Baby-Girl Baby-Girl 8 years
Oh yeah. I love mac and cheese!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
No crab for me.
suziryder suziryder 8 years
Oh man, this looks so so good. I've gotta try this. I looove brie. Speaking of canned seafood, have any good ways to use a can or two of salmon? I bought some but have no idea what to do with it!
AmberHoney AmberHoney 8 years
I love crab, but right now all I have is krab and I'll make it with that - super yummers!
Soniabonya Soniabonya 8 years
Could it be done with a different cheese? I'm not a big fan of some brie's. And the one's that I do like I always forget the name of because I'm sampling them at a wine bar, lol. Could a sharp white cheddar be used or does it not work well with the crab?
Smacks83 Smacks83 8 years
Hmmm, with my appetite this may just make a serving for one. Soon to be very sick but incredibly happy serving of one, lol.
shmoo15 shmoo15 8 years
Are you trying to give me a heart attack, Yum? This sounds like death on a stick. But oh so good.
ElizabethRae ElizabethRae 8 years
That looks freaking amazing!!!
Brandi13jrm Brandi13jrm 8 years
This just sounds amazing. Too bad I'm on day one of Phase One of the South Beach Diet, which means I can't have brie, macaroni, bread or butter. Boooooooooo!
CoconutPie CoconutPie 8 years
I'm so trying this!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
This might be a little too rich for my wallet right now, but it sounds really good
Food Food 8 years
What a unique recipe! Distinctive and new combinations always catch my eye. ;-)
lattegoodness lattegoodness 8 years
I wonder if there's a better sub for all that butter...? Otherwise, this meal sounds delish!
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
I'm not a huge crab fan, but I love variations on mac and cheese. I think I will try to come up with some sort of brie mac and cheese recipe sometime in the next few weeks.
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