Crab Bisque Macaroni and Cheese

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by yooper

I found this on the Wisconsin Dairy Board. I'm on a low carb diet so this is a no-no for now. I know just what I'm having when I go on my next planned "cheat." Someone make this quick so I can live vicariously through your review!

Top Review by burdickmg

This was pretty good but does NOT need salt. Just take that out of the recipe; the crab meat and cheeses are salty enough. Also, use good crabmeat - it's worth the splurge. I used the off brand and it was evident. I didn't have rosemary so I used basil and thyme. I think it would be better with rosemary. Good recipe, though!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter, until sizzling.
  3. Add onion, saute over medium heat 3 minutes or until tender.
  4. Add remaining 3 tablespoons butter.
  5. When butter is sizzling, whisk in flour.
  6. Cook, stirring occasionally, 12 minutes or until mixture is golden brown.
  7. Over medium heat, gradually whisk milk and chicken broth into flour-butter mixture, cook, stirring occasionally for 8-10 minutes or until mixture is thick and smooth.
  8. Stir in tomatoes, rosemary, salt and pepper.
  9. Reduce heat and add 1 cup each of the Monterey jack and cheddar cheese.
  10. Cook, stirring occasionally for 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  11. Stir in crabmeat and sherry.
  12. Remove from heat.
  13. Place drained, cooked pasta in a 3-quart baking dish; pour cheese mixture over pasta and mix well.
  14. Sprinkle with mixture of remaining Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese.
  15. Broil about 5 inches from heat for 5-8 minutes or until cheese is bubbling.
  16. Cool slightly before serving.

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