Macaroni and Brie with Crab


Brie cheese and lump crabmeat makes this casserole a rich dish for special occasions.

Macaroni Brie Crab
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Bake Time:
20 mins
Stand Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 pound packaged dried medium shell pasta

  • 5 tablespoon butter

  • 1 medium sweet onion (such as Vidalia or Maui), halved and thinly sliced

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 3 cup milk

  • 1 pound Brie cheese, trimmed, cut into small wedges, and chopped (reserve 8 small wedges for topping)

  • 12 ounce fresh cooked crabmeat or canned lump crabmeat, drained, flaked, and cartilage removed

  • 3 slices firm white bread, torn into large pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly coat eight 14- to 16-ounce individual baking dishes with cooking spray; set aside. In a Dutch oven cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Return pasta to Dutch oven; set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet melt butter over medium-low heat. Add onion and cook about 15 minutes or until tender and golden brown, stirring occasionally. Add flour, salt, and pepper; cook and stir about 1 minute or until combined. Add milk all at once. Cook and stir until slightly thickened and bubbly. Gradually add the chopped Brie cheese; cook and stir over medium-low heat until cheese is melted. Stir cheese mixture into cooked pasta. Fold in crab. Transfer to prepared baking dishes.

  3. Place bread pieces in a food processor; cover and process until coarse crumbs form. Sprinkle crumbs over pasta mixture. Bake, uncovered, for 20 to 25 minutes or until heated through and crumbs are golden brown. For the last 5 minutes of baking, top each dish with one of the reserved small Brie wedges. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

595 Calories
27g Fat
57g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 595
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 137mg 46%
Sodium 905mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 1.2mg 6%
Calcium 282.7mg 22%
Iron 2.9mg 16%
Potassium 387mg 8%
Folate, total 201.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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