Crab Alfredo Pasta Light

Recipe by Diane Ludy
READY IN: 55mins




  • Begin cooking bow ties in boiling water, according to package.
  • Mince garlic cloves; coarsely chop broccoli; slice mushrooms.
  • Spray large saucepan with cooking spray and begin heating on medium high.
  • In large saucepan, combine minced garlic, 1/2 cup chicken broth, sherry, broccoli, mushrooms, red pepper, sea salt, black pepper, onion powder, basil, parsley.
  • Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally.
  • Drain crab meat and combine in a dish with Old Bay Seasoning.
  • Heat half-and-half, 1/2 cup chicken broth and parmesean cheese in small saucepan on medium.
  • Whisk together above until incorporated; add savory.
  • Tear cheese slices into small pieces and add to small saucepan, continuing heating.
  • Uncover mushroom and broccoli mix and allow to boil.
  • Combine butter and flour in small microwave-save dish; heat in microwave on high for 20 seconds; remove, mix with fork or whisk; heat again on high for 20 seconds; remove, mix with fork or whisk - makes a quick roux for thickening agent.
  • Add roux and seasoned crab meat to small saucepan. Continue heating and whisking until cheese melts and all ingredients are melded, approx 4 minutes.
  • Drain pasta.
  • Serve scoops of pasta topped with scoops of mushroom/broccoli topped with spoonfuls of crap alfredo and enjoy!