Amazing Crab Stuffed Pasta Shells
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.
- Ready In:
- 1hr 10mins
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 1 (8 ounce) package baby shrimp
- 1 cans crabmeat or (8 ounce) package imitation crabmeat (chopped)
- 2 scallions (minced)
- 1⁄2 package pasta shells (large)
- 1⁄3 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- salt & pepper
- Beat together the cream cheese, mayonnaise, sugar, lemon juice, cayenne, salt, and pepper until smooth using hand mixer or food processor.
- Fold in the crab meat, shrimp, and scallions until evenly combined.
- Stuff the shells with the mixture and place on a serving dish.
- Cover tightly and refrigerate for at least an hour and up to 12 hours before serving.
- Can cut the shells in half prior to serving as these are very filling.
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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.Reply