Sunday, February 24, 2013

Crab Pasta with Garlic Butter Sauce

I was browsing food.com when I came across this recipe.  This dish is perfect because it uses minimal ingredients and uses the more frugal imitation crab (you could definitely use real crab or shrimp id you prefer!).  The only thing I didn't already have in my pantry was the imitation crab.  So I am pretty sure this was my cheapest dish this month (well except the pasties that I already had made in the freezer).


I am seriously happy to have found this recipe.  It is so simple and is ready in less than 30 minutes!  I paired today's dinner with a fresh side salad and homemade Italian cheese bread .  Definitely a great pairing :)
















Crab Pasta with Garlic Butter Sauce adapted from Food.com
16 oz imitation crabmeat, flake style
1 cup butter, melted
2 TBS minced garlic
1 TBS italian seasoning
1 pinch red pepper flakes
12 oz fettuccine noodles
  • Prepare pasta according to package
  • Combine melted butter, minced, garlic, italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes 
  • In a medium saucepan add crab meat and butter mixture
  • Heat over medium heat until butter begins to bubble, about 5-10 minutes
  • Remove from heat and toss with fettuccine noodles
How easy is that?!?  Not to mention delicious!   But you know me and garlic and butter and noodles and cheese....well you get the idea.  This is really yummy!  Definitely a perfect meal for those days when you don't want to stand over a stove all day :)

Below is the nutritional value per serving.  This recipe yields approximately 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 142 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
419
Calories from Fat
167
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
18.5g
29%
Saturated Fat
10.7g
53%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
57mg
19%
Sodium
661mg
28%
Total Carbohydrates
49.9g
17%
Dietary Fiber
2.3g
9%
Sugars
5.8g
Protein
13.2g
Vitamin A 25%Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 8%Iron 12%
Nutrition Grade C+
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional Analysis

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2 comments:

  1. I love lasagna too- so yummy! I recently saw lasagna soup - deconstructed and in a pot. Way to go!!

    Thanks for sharing in the photo Friday blog hop!

    Cheers!

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    1. I have seen the soup too. Haven't tried it yet, but someday soon :)

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