This recipe is my mom's....I just added the crab :) Normally I put bacon or sausage in it, but decided on crab this last time since we had some fresh dungeness crab around. It was an experiment with the crab and it turned out really good! I used whole-grain rotini pasta (listed in the recipe), but just about any pasta would do. Also, I like to add sea salt to the water while the pasta is cooking. Adds a little more to the pasta (tip from a friend).