CREAMY CRAB AND PASTA CASSEROLES

CREAMY CRAB AND PASTA CASSEROLES
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CREAMY CRAB AND PASTA CASSEROLES

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 ounces spinach noodles
  • Crumb Topping
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • ¼ cup finely chopped green
  • or sweet red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • Several dashes bottled hot pepper sauce
  • 12 ounces crabmeat, drained
  • and cartilage removed
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped pimiento

DIRECTIONS

  1. Cook noodles according to package directions; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare Crumb Topping. Set aside.
  3. In a 1-quart casserole combine celery, green pepper, green onions, and 1 tablespoon water. Cook, covered, on 100% power (high) for 3 minutes or till tender; drain.
  4. Stir together milk, flour, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, hot pepper sauce, and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Stir into vegetables in casserole. Cook, uncovered, on high for 2 to 3 minutes or till thickened and bubbly, stirring every 30 seconds. Stir in crabmeat and pimiento.
  5. Divide noodles among four 8- to 10-ounce casseroles. Layer crabmeat mixture and Crumb Topping atop noodles. Cook, uncovered, on high for 5 minutes or till bubbly, rearranging dishes after 3 minutes.
  6. Crumb Topping: In a small bowl stir together 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, 2 tablespoons fine dry bread crumbs, and 1 tablespoon margarine, melted.
  7. Serves 4.

TIME

Preparation. Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: 10 min.

 

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