Crab Mac and Cheese

45min 4 servings
  • 300 g Chifferi pasta
  • 35 g butter
  • 2 tbsp. plain flour
  • 6 dl milk (whole)
  • 0.5 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp. coarse grain mustard
  • 1 lemon
  • 3 tbsp. flat leaf parsley
  • 300 g + 50 g Castello┬« Mature Cheddar
  • 225 g crab meat (frozen or canned)
  • 3 tbsp. breadcrumbs
  • Salt and pepper
Crab Mac and Cheese


Crab shares many of the traits seen in lobster, and has been prized for its sweeter taste and delicate consistency. Delight in the complex and nutty zests from the Cheddar, and let the brightness from the crab carry you to macaroni and cheese heaven. Combined, tones of butter and sweetness entwine like a tightly woven knot and create a rich and velvety finish.


The crabmeat packs a punch, and the clean flavour stands in great contrast to the creamy sauce of the cheese. Few recipes do comfort food better, and our Crab Mac and Cheese is the epitome of food for the soul and is guaranteed to impress at get-togethers or potlucks. Our Crab Mac and Cheese is ideal for when you want the most out of the time spent in your kitchen.


Wherever it goes, and whatever iteration it finds itself in, cheese usually functions as the main attraction of the dish. On rare occasions, such as this, attention befalls to the crab. Even so, the cheese has an enormous influence on the result of the dish, and choosing the wrong sort, can saturate the decadent flavours from the crab. When picking your cheese, one should always aim to compliment the other ingredients. In our recipe, we chose our Castello® Mature Cheddar that perfectly enhances the soft tones of the crab. This aged Cheddar adds bite and a hint of lemony tartness that runs in smooth harmony with the crab, while a hint of nutmeg provides a pungent and warm aroma to finish.


Go beyond expectations when serving this sophisticated take on macaroni and cheese. Just like lobster, crab offers rich flavours and pairs incredibly well with our Castello® Mature Cheddar, making this a sure-fire hit, when- and wherever it is served. Enjoy smooth tones of nuts and caramelised onions from the cheese, melded in perfect harmony with the savoury sweetness of the crab. When all else fails, our Crab Mac and Cheese sets out to impress.


Get ahead on dinner with minimal effort in the kitchen. Our version of Crab Mac and Cheese guarantees that you hit home every time. Adding succulent white crabmeat to your creamy macaroni and cheese is something truly special, both when enjoyed with friends, or by yourself. Cooking with crab can be as easy as it is delicious, and when following our recipe, you will be diving in to the perfect guilty pleasure in no time.

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