Crab Linguine with Broccoli and Tomatoes

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is a recipe I made up one night with the ingredients I had on hand. It's very quick to make and it has a great deal of flavor from the "crispy" garlic. Try alternate/additional veggies -- mushrooms, red bell pepper, zucchini, spinach, artichokes, peapods, etc. Or substitute shrimp or scallops for the crab. Most dry or fresh pastas would work in this recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook noodles according to package directions.
  2. If using fresh broccoli, steam until tender-crisp.
  3. If using frozen broccoli, defrost.
  4. Chop tomatoes.
  5. While noodles are cooking, heat oil in medium nonstick pan, add garlic- saute until light brown and crispy.
  6. Add crab and broccoli, saute 2 min.
  7. Add tomatoes, cook until just heated through.
  8. Toss with cooked noodles.
  9. Season with salt, pepper and parmesan cheese if desired.


Most Helpful

I made this for my boyfriend as a celebratory dinner, and it was so easy and fast that I was done before he got to my apartment! No matter - it tasted great and was a success. I recommend it!

AkCat21 October 03, 2002

I think as long as one goes into this recipe expecting the flavors to be subtle and simple you'll like it. I used real crab and followed the rest of the recipe for the most part. It wasn't outstanding but good for a summer "light" meal with salad and garlic bread on the side. Also good cold as leftovers. Crab doesn't usually reheat well. *Forgot to mention that I used thin spaghetti... I think that was part of my success. Linguine would not get enough of the flavors of the sauce and come out even more bland. Next time I may try with angel hair.

Chef Tweaker July 21, 2008

My daughters gave this a 4. I would say it is a 5. The olive oil and garlic added a nice flavor to the dish and it was simple to make.

Annette Rognerud February 21, 2003

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