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Crab Spinach Pasta With Garlic Butter

Updated on February 9, 2017

Buy What Is on Sale

Suzzycue only shops the perimeter of the supermarkets for the most healthy, real food. Supermarkets usually display their sales items on the outside aisles as well.

This week, Suzzycue picked up imitation crab-meat for fifty cents a package (real crab meat in the can is a whole lot better, but imitation crab that is made out of fish, crab, and soy can be made to taste great too.) Catelli Smart Pasta was on sale also—three boxes for five dollars. This spaghettini is a delicious white pasta with the fibre benefit of whole wheat. Suzzycue does not like to use whole-wheat pasta with any kind of white sauce or even pesto sauce because the flavor and texture of wheat pastas take away from the white sauce's taste.

By watching the sales flyers from various supermarkets, buying what's on sale, and using coupons, you can save up to fifty percent of your grocery bill. Coupons can be found online, above the sales items in the store, or cut from various sales flyers. Also, when you go into the supermarkets, they have in-house sales on certain items, and you can still use the coupons for additional savings.

Crab Spinach Pasta in a Garlic Buttery Sauce

4.8 stars from 4 ratings of Crab,Spinach Pasta in a Garlic Buttery Sauce

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: Serves 4 people sixteen ounces of pasta dish

Ingredients

  • 1pkg-357g Catelli Smart Speghettini, cook according to directions
  • 1-8 ounce bag spinach, chop big or rip peices
  • 8 ounces imitation crabmeat, already cooked in pkg
  • 3 tbls butter, melted in pan
  • half clove garlic (Suzzycue used 6 garlic scapes from oil, squished under knive than chopped medium fine
  • 4 ounces olive oil
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon rosemary
  • salt/pepper to your taste

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to the package directions on the box. Drain but save one cup of the pasta water. You'll use it to thicken the buttery sauce.
  2. Heat up large frying pan on medium heat. Add the olive oil, 2 tablespoons of butter, chopped garlic, rosemary, salt, and pepper to your taste. Pour in the pasta water and stir until this thickens.
  3. Take the crab meat and gently shred it into the oil mixture. Spinkle in about a tablespoon of lemon juice. Stir.
  4. Large chop or rip up spinach leaves into the same pan. Stir mixture until the spinach leaves wilt. Mix in pasta.
  5. You can plate this up with parmesan cheese sprinkled on top, but it is not necessary because this pasta tastes great without it.

How to Make the Dish

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Ingredients for pastaPour pasta into the same pan you sautaed the crab,garlic,butter,spinach,and olive oil in and mix together.Pour pasta dish into a serving dish that you can refrigerate after.Garlic,buttery crabmeat,spinach is a delight to your taste buds.
Ingredients for pasta
Ingredients for pasta | Source
Pour pasta into the same pan you sautaed the crab,garlic,butter,spinach,and olive oil in and mix together.
Pour pasta into the same pan you sautaed the crab,garlic,butter,spinach,and olive oil in and mix together. | Source
Pour pasta dish into a serving dish that you can refrigerate after.
Pour pasta dish into a serving dish that you can refrigerate after. | Source
Garlic,buttery crabmeat,spinach is a delight to your taste buds.
Garlic,buttery crabmeat,spinach is a delight to your taste buds. | Source

Great Taste and Healty Fiber

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 16 ounces
Calories 225
Calories from Fat108
% Daily Value *
Fat 12 g18%
Saturated fat 5 g25%
Unsaturated fat 2 g
Carbohydrates 19 g6%
Sugar 1 g
Fiber 4 g16%
Protein 2 g4%
Cholesterol 3 mg1%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      WOW! This looks good. I haven't had lunch yet and the picture is making me drool :) Will be trying this soon.

      Sharing and Pinning.

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      Susan Britton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thank you Susan. I ate it for lunch and I loved it. Nice that you dropped by to comment.

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      danielleantosz 4 years ago from Florida

      Looks good! I really like using imitation crab meat. It's a little different and not fishy tasting.

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      Nancy Yager 4 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      The pictures make it look so good. You know me, love anything that is quick and easy.

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      Susan Britton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks for your comment danielleantosz. That's right it isn't fishy and you can do a lot with it for very little money.

      I'm with you Lipnancy quick,easy good. That is how I cook and I cook with what I have on hand so every recipe is different. Thanks for commenting.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Suzzycue - This looks great and I am a huge foodie. Unfortunately, my seafood allergy can turn deadly. There was a time when I could and did eat all things seafood until I slowly built up what is now a dangerous intollerance to iodine, which comes with most of the BEST seafood. Now I am reduced to haddock, cod ....delicious but just not the same.

      I could possibly substitute this recipe with grilled chicken.

      Thanks for making my mouth water!

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      Susan Britton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      You sure could use grilled chicken what a great idea. Thanks for your idea Shiningirisheyes. This is moch crabmeat though so I wonder if it has iodine in it. I will look that up.

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      Sueswan 4 years ago

      Hi suzzycue

      Thank you for sharing this frugal and delicious pasta recipe with us.

      Bookmarked

      Happy Thanksgiving!

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      Susan Britton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      You are welcome. Thanks a lot for stopping by Sueswan and I had a wonderful Thanksgiving with my Folks and My Sister. Happy Thanksgiving to you. Thanks for bookmarking this recipe .you will enjoy it.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      wow I know what I am having for dinner tonight.. My favorite pasta and spinach and garlic I loved it all..lol

      great recipe.. I will share on facebook on cooking time..

      Debbie

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      Susan Britton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thank you Debbie for sharing this recipe on Facebook. I am honoured. You will enjoy this recipe. Easy,Fast, Good!

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      Devika Primić 17 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I like this recipe and find new recipes an interesting challenge.

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      Susan Britton 17 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thank you @DDE I think cooking if fun and this recipe is easy and fast for you to do. Enjoy my Friend:)

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