• 5 Ratings

This macaroni and cheese recipe is the ultimate decadent dinner. Not only is it topped with crispy bread crumbs, but it's also stuffed with flaky crab and creamy brie.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly coat eight 14- to 16-ounce individual baking dishes or a 3-quart shallow baking dish with cooking spray; set aside. In a 4-quart Dutch oven cook macaroni according to package directions; drain. Return cooked macaroni to hot Dutch oven.

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  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet heat butter over medium-low heat until melted. Add onion; cook about 15 minutes or until tender and golden, stirring occasionally. Stir in flour, salt, and pepper. Gradually stir in milk. Cook and stir over medium heat until slightly thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat to medium-low. Gradually add the chopped cheese, stirring until cheese is melted. Stir cheese mixture into cooked macaroni. Fold in crabmeat. Transfer mixture to the prepared baking dish(es).

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  • Place bread pieces in a food processor. Cover and process until coarse crumbs form. Sprinkle bread crumbs over macaroni mixture. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes for the individual dishes, about 30 minutes for the larger dish, or until mixture is heated through and crumbs are golden. If desired, top macaroni mixture with cheese wedges for the last 5 minutes of baking. If desired, sprinkle with parsley.

Winner Info:

Melissa Podolak Hillsborough, NC Macaroni and Cheese October 2008

Nutrition Facts

595 calories; 27 g total fat; 16 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 7 g monounsaturated fat; 137 mg cholesterol; 905 mg sodium. 387 mg potassium; 57 g carbohydrates; 2 g fiber; 7 g sugar; 31 g protein; 729 IU vitamin a; 1 mg vitamin c; 1 mg thiamin; 1 mg riboflavin; 5 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 202 mcg folate; 1 mcg vitamin b12; 283 mg calcium; 3 mg iron;


5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1