Maryland Crab Shells

posted by marleah 12-12-99 7:57 PM

Maryland Crab Shells

One of NPA's Top 10 Favorites from the "Great States of Pasta" Recipe Contest Winners!

24-30 Jumbo Shells
12 oz. crab meat
1 tbsp. of green pepper, finely chopped
1 tbsp. of red onion, finely chopped
3 tbsp. margarine, divided
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning
1 egg, beaten
2 cups skim milk, divided
1/2 cup low-fat mayonnaise
2 tbsp. flour
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cook pasta according to package directions. While pasta is cooking, sauté green pepper and onion in 1 tsp. melted margarine until tender.

Combine the crab meat, spices, egg, 2 tbsp. milk, vegetables, and mayonnaise. Spoon mixture into shells.

Spray the bottom of a 9 x 13 casserole dish with cooking spray, place stuffed shells in dish in a single layer.

Melt 2 tbsp. of margarine in saucepan. Over low flame, stir in flour with a wire whisk and gradually add 1-1/2 cups of milk. When sauce is smooth, stir in Parmesan cheese.

Drizzle sauce over shells. Sprinkle top with Old Bay seasoning. Bake for 30 minutes or until bubbling.

Serves 6-8

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