Crab Bisque Macaroni and Cheese

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

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!

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.


Most Helpful

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!

burdickmg July 16, 2008

Absolutely delicious! Definitely not a weeknight dinner, but well worth the effort and there were tons of leftovers. I made this on a budget, using 2 6 oz. cans of the regular (not lump) crabmeat and red wine vinegar instead of the sherry, but it came out great! Thank you for posting this, and I hope you get to enjoy it yourself soon.

Prose March 10, 2007

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