Can you tell that we’ve been on a bit of a pasta kick recently? We’ve had a change in diet – for a while, we were eating low carb. These days, we’ve been doing Weight Watchers, and we can have pasta again! Well… sort of. We can have pasta in small portions and in moderation. This cajun crab mac and cheese is really more of a cheat meal – but wow. It’s worth it.
Ever since Urban Accents sent us a bunch of fun spices to play with, we’ve been doing a lot of experimenting with their blends.
If you haven’t tried their spice blends, it’s an absolute MUST HAVE in your pantry. Urban Accents make cooking and seasoning food so simple. This recipe only has a few ingredients, and that has a lot to do with their Cajun Street spice blend.
Our favorite part about Urban Accents? They’re local to Chicago and we love shopping local. You can visit their website here.
Enough with the raving – now back to this amazing recipe. It’s cheesy and spicy. It’s packed with flavor. It has crab meat in it. Do you need anymore convincing?
Let’s get started!
Cajun Crab Mac and Cheese
This cajun crab mac and cheese is everything an easy dinner recipe should be. Quick, simple, flavorful - and packed with cheddar cheese.
- 1/2 lb elbow mac and cheese
- 1/2 lb lump crab meat
- 3 tbsp all purpose flour
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup butter
- 12 oz cheddar cheese
- 2 and 1/2 cups whole milk
- 1 tbsp Urban Accents Cajun Street Seasoning
Cook elbow noodles according to instructions on box.
Begin by melting butter in a sauce pan over medium heat.
Add flour and whisk to make a roux. The color of the mixture should be light brown.
Add milk slowly while consistently stirring.
Once the mixture begins bubbling, slowly add cheese while stirring.
Add cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper, and stir.
Preheat oven to 425.
Add elbow noodles to a casserole dish and spread out in an even layer. Add crab meat and stir.
Add cheese sauce and stir.
Top with additional cheddar cheese and bake for 10 minutes.
Serve and enjoy!