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4.29 from 7 votes

Crab pasta

This crab pasta is a ridiculously easy and tasty combination.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 2 -4
Calories: 311kcal
Author: Caroline's Cooking


  • 8 oz pasta 225g, recommend wholewheat spaghetti/thin spaghetti or linguini
  • 8 oz crabmeat 225g, or one large dressed crab
  • 1 handful parsley small
  • 1 clove garlic or 2, depending on size (or more to taste - this isn't that strong)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil approx, or butter/a mixture
  • a couple shakes of red pepper flakes optional


  • Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions - would recommend slightly al dente.
  • Meanwhile, remove the leaves from the parsley and roughly chop, and peel and finely dice the garlic.
  • Drain the pasta and dry the pan then add 2 tbsp olive oil (or 1tbsp each of butter and oil) and cook the garlic for a minute until you can see it is softening but not browning.
  • Remove pan from the heat and add back the pasta, add the parsley and crab and a bit more oil and mix everything so the garlic, crab and parley are well distributed through the pasta. Add a little more oil if needed to loosen it.
  • Serve with a little red pepper flakes sprinkled on top (optionally).


This pasta is an authentic Italian pasta that we have enjoyed and I recommend (affiliate link, meaning we'd earn commission on any purchases, but we genuinely loved it!)


Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 1544mg | Potassium: 606mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 685IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 2.1mg