Amazing Crab Stuffed Pasta Shells

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Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

I was making these for Easter this year and didn't fully like any of the recipes I found, so I came up with this one from ingredients from about 10 recipes. These are very filling, so you may want to slice in half before serving. Or, I did see some large pasta shells (not the stuffing ones) about 1/4 the size and thought these would be better.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat together the cream cheese, mayonnaise, sugar, lemon juice, cayenne, salt, and pepper until smooth using hand mixer or food processor.
  2. Fold in the crab meat, shrimp, and scallions until evenly combined.
  3. Stuff the shells with the mixture and place on a serving dish.
  4. Cover tightly and refrigerate for at least an hour and up to 12 hours before serving.
  5. Can cut the shells in half prior to serving as these are very filling.
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2 5

It's not that I hate this recipe; I think it's terrific with some serious adjustments...a LOT more scallion, a LOT less cayenne, a LOT more lemon, and skip the crab in favor of chunk white tuna (just because crab is too expensive to hide in this creamy rich sauce.) I would also use a different pasta; I don't think the shells are a good fit.

5 5

Another great recipe. I made this for Father's Day. Thanks for posting.