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Garlic Butter Crab Pasta

This Garlic Butter Crab Pasta made quick and easy with sauteed garlic in butter tossed with flaked canned crab and mixed with angel hair pasta is perfect for dinner.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time13 mins
Cuisine: Italian American
Keyword: crab and angel hair pasta recipe, easy crab pasta
Servings: 8
Calories: 365kcal
Author: Bernadette


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 18 ounces canned white crab meat (reserve liquid from the cans to add to the pasta)
  • 1 teaspoon chopped parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound angel hair pasta, cooked in salted boiling water for the time indicated on the box


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat, add salt to keep the pasta from sticking.  Cook the pasta for the time indicated on the package, then drain and return to the pot. 
  • As soon as the pasta goes into the pot, melt the butter in a saute pan over medium high heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring often, for two minutes or until the garlic is soften, being careful not to let it burn. Add the reserved juices from the cans and turn off the heat. Stir in the crab meat, parsley,,salt, and red pepper flakes. 
  • Stir the garlic butter crab mixture into the pasta and serve immediately with grated Parmesan cheese, if desired. 


Calories: 365kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 502mg | Potassium: 291mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Vitamin C: 2.2mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1.1mg