This crab mac and cheese is creamy, cheesy, savory and loaded with jumbo lump crab meat. Topped with buttery old bay ritz crackers, it’s super indulgent and special to share with friends and family!
This crab mac and cheese is going to be the hit of your summer!
Bubbly, melty cheese sauce covering soft pasta, lump crab meat and all topped with a super crunchy, buttery old bay ritz cracker sprinkle.
This must be what heaven looks like. And tastes like!
Not sure if it’s ever possible to get enough buttery old bay crab mac and cheese.
Where to begin?!
One of the oldest recipes I have here on the blog is for my lobster mac and cheese. It might actually be the FIRST recipe I ever posted. I know it’s one dish that I’ve been making the longest – for well over 15 years now. So many of you make it throughout the year. It’s one of the most made dishes here on the site and one that’s requested constantly.
Of course, it’s definitely a special and indulgent dish. It’s one I make during the holiday season or for a special family dinner. It also makes a fairly big batch, so it’s perfect for dinner parties.
This is like my lobster mac, but with jumbo lump crab and a buttery old bay ritz cracker topping.
OH MY WORD.
Yes yes yes. So I take a can of jumbo lump crab meat – the good stuff – and mix it into the mac and cheese. If you’re looking to make this more economical, you can definitely chop up some imitation crab and use that. Heck, you can even use some fresh steamed crab if you have access to that!
For the cheese sauce, I love to use a mix of cheddar, gruyere and a sprinkle of parmesan. The combination is super good, melty, nutty, savory and rich. It melts together so nicely and creates a silky smooth cheese sauce that is seriously crave worthy.
And the topping! I mix crushed ritz crackers with old bay seasoning and melted butter. I mean, just give me a spoon, right?
Salty and decadent and super crunchy.
This whole dish baked together is quintessential comfort food. And at the same time, tastes just like the beach!
In a good way, you know. Minus the sand granules you may get in your teeth.
Jessica May 25, 2022 at 04:07PM