How To Make Cheesy Crab Casserole

Easy Cheesy Crab Casserole Recipe

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Instead of crab cakes, try this easy cheesy baked crab casserole recipe. It’s gluten free, packed with protein and delicious.

Prep Time: 7 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Serving Size: 2 cups

Servings per batch: 8

Ingredients:

1 1/2 lbs. crab meat

1 – 8 oz. package cream cheese (softened)

1 cup shredded cheese

1 onion finely diced

3 large eggs

1/2 cup (4 oz.) finely chopped pimiento peppers

1/2 tsp. Old Bay seasoning

3 tsp. olive oil

Optional: 1/2 cup whole grain bread crumbs

Directions:

  1. Use 2 Tbsp. olive oil to grease a 9 inch by 13 inch baking pan. If you use your clean fingers to do this, you can rub the excess into your hands as a moisturizer.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Add 1 Tbsp. olive oil and remaining ingredients to mixing bowl, and mix well.
  4. Use a spatula to press mixture into the pan and level the top.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes or until top is lightly browned.
  6. Serve while hot, and enjoy.
  7. This recipe is shown paired with steamed asparagus, but my favorite way to have asparagus is sauteed in a cast iron pan with olive oil and diced garlic.
  • This recipe can be modified very easily by using different kinds of fish or cheeses.
  • Crab meat is rich in vitamins and minerals, low in fat and contains Omega-3 polyunsaturated acids.
  • Eggs are a complete protein and rich in Omega 3.
  • Olive oil is rich in vitamin E and healthy monounsaturated fats.
  • Cheese is a great source of calciumand protein. It also contains high amounts of vitamins A, K-2  and B-12, along with zinc, phosphorus, and riboflavin.
  • In addition to containins vitamins and minerals, onions contain cancer fighting antioxidants, have antibacterial properties and may help detox your body.
  • Pimento peppers are loaded with vitamins A and C, powerful antioxidants that promote a healthy immune system. They also contain a good amount of B6 and folate (vitamin B9).
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