Monday, April 2, 2012

Crab Salad Stuffed Shells




It's another hot one today so last night I made this wonderful dish that requires basically no cooking at all.  Boiling noodles and that is it.  Doesn't get much easier than that!

I love crab salad.  It's super easy and refreshing and by stuffing this into shells it is more filling.  I will admit this makes a great sandwich or is great on top of a bed of greens.  So if you want to ditch the pasta try it that way too!






Crab Salad Stuffed Shells
22 Jumbo Shells
1 cup Broccoli Florets, finely chopped
1 Garlic Clove, minced
16 oz package Imitation Crab Meat, chopped
4 oz Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup Sour Cream
1/2 cup Mayonnaise
1/4 cup Finely Shredded Carrots
1 Medium Cucumber, seeded and chopped
1 Green Onion, chopped
1/2 Small Red Onion, diced
1 tsp Dill Weed
1/4 tsp Pepper
1/2 tsp Celery Salt

  • Cook pasta according to package and drain well
  • In a small microwaveable bowl combine broccoli and garlic, cover, and then microwave for 1 minute or until crisp tender
  • Transfer to a large bowl and combine the remaining ingredients
  • Stuff shells with filling, cover, and refrigerate overnight
You can prepare the filling the night before.  Just put in the refrigerator and about an hour before serving prepare the noodles.  I actually did that this time around and it turned out fine.  Just make sure you drain the noodles and that they are cool before stuffing them.  Then I refrigerated for about 1 hour before serving.  

See I told you!  Not to hard to make at all!  And the best part....112 calories per shell!  Enjoy!!


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 68 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
112
Calories from Fat
44
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.9g
8%
Saturated Fat
2.1g
10%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
136mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates
13.7g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0.7g
3%
Sugars
1.7g
Protein
3.6g
Vitamin A 8%Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 2%Iron 3%
Nutrition Grade C
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet



















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34 comments:

  1. This looks absolutely delicious!!! I love using crab meat in different ways, and have never thought of stuffing shells with it! What a great mixture of ingredients in the recipe! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you! I am a noodle fanatic...lol Not the best thing to love, but at least this way I can feel better about eating pasta :)

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  2. We love pasta but I've never mixed seafood and pasta, although I know it's a common thing...after seeing how easy this recipe is I am absolutely going to try it! Stopping by from Permanent Posies!

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    1. I love seafood and pasta! Definitely give it a try :) Have a wonderful day!

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  3. Yum, I could eat quite a few of these. This is such a great recipe and I would have never have thought to do it, lol. Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

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    1. Me too! Since they are lo-cal (which could be lower by using light or fat free mayo, cream cheese, and sour cream) I don't feel too guilty ;) Thanks for your kind words and have a wonderful day!

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  4. Great looking dish! I would totally eat this. Reminds me of a seafood lasagna i used to get at on of my favorite restaurants.

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    1. Yum! Seafood lasagna sounds super yummy! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day :)

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  5. What a yummy recipe! thank you for sharing with us at Kids in the Kitchen! I'm hungry now - wonder if I can run up and get some crab meat from Publix - hummmmmmm

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    1. Oh I miss Publix! Hope you enjoy it :) Thanks so much and have a wonderful day!

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  6. This looks to good- too good, especially when I am fasting!!! Such temptation to make this and eat it NOW! :) Thank you for sharing with us at Kids in the Kitchen. See you next week.

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    1. Oh no! Good luck with the fasting :) Have a wonderful day!

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  7. Your crab salad stuffed shells look really delicious. They would be lovely as part of a buffet too.

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    1. I think they would be great with a buffet! Thanks and have a great day :)

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  8. Oh my! I love crab. And pasta. Thank you for this!

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  9. Those sound really good! Love all those ingredients.

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  10. YUM!!! I think I'm going to make this at one point this week!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

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    1. That's great! I hope you enjoy it as much as we did :)

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  11. Sounds FABulous. I'd love to try these. Crab, pasta..what's not to love?

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  12. Hi Erika,
    We just love Crab and your Stuffed Shells look fantastic! We would just love this dish and can't wait to try it. Hope you have a wonderful Easter Celebration and thank you so much for sharing at Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thank you Miz Helen! I hope you have a wonderful Easter as well :)

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  13. These look really good, I love anything with crab in them. I also love that they are a little over 100 calories per shell.

    I would love if you would share this and any other post at my new link party: http://whatscookinglove.blogspot.com/2012/04/showcase-your-talent-thursday-1.html
    Thanks and I hope to see you there!

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    1. You could make it less if you use reduced or fat free products, but I didn't have any so that is the full fat version. Thank you for the invite and I am heading over there now :)

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  14. Yum! Thanks for sharing at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy! :-)

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  15. Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday, I featured this on my blog today! Come stop by and grab a featured button :) http://www.mygirlishwhims.com/2012/04/your-whims-wednesday-54-and-features.html

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