Maryland Crab Shells

Maryland Crab Shells
Servings: 8 Prep 15 mins Cook 15 mins Bake 350°F 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 40 jumbo pasta shells (about 1 pound)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped sweet green pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1 1/2 pounds jumbo lump crabmeat, picked through
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; rinse and cool.

3. Meanwhile, saute green pepper and onion in 1 tablespoon of the butter in skillet until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Combine crabmeat, sauteed vegetables, black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon of the Old Bay seasoning in a bowl. Stir in egg, 1/2 cup of the milk and mayonnaise.

4. Melt 1/2 of the tablespoon butter in each of two 11 x 7 x 2-inch baking dishes. Spoon filling into shells. Arrange shells in each baking dish.

5. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour; gradually whisk in remaining 2 cups milk; cook until slightly thickened. Stir in Parmesan. Drizzle sauce evenly over shells. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning.

6. Bake in 350 degree F oven for 30 minutes or until bubbly. Let cool 10 minutes. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 659, Fat, total (g): 35, chol. (mg): 149, sat. fat (g): 10, carb. (g): 53, fiber (g): 2, pro. (g): 32, sodium (mg): 687, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.