Thursday, February 13, 2014

Crab Casserole for Dinner Tonight

I am venturing into new territory tonight for dinner...crab!  Or rather, imitation crab. I found out after I bought some (Trident brand at Walmart) that imitation crab meat is sort of not the best thing to eat. But I already had it and so we're going to try it. Have any of you ever eaten imitation crab before? I hope it's not too bad tasting. It is in a cheesy noodle casserole so hopefully that will disguise any off tones. 

My recipe is based on a few that I perused online and then adjusted according to what I had in the fridge tonight. Casseroles are a great, forgiving and humble family weeknight dinner. I love them, personally. So warm and comforting and good!

Crab Casserole

16 oz imitation crab (or real if your pocket book is so inclined)
2 cups cooked pasta noodles
1/2 cup cream cheese 
1/2 cup feta cheese
2 cups shredded cheddar 
2 cups seasoned bread crumbs
1 TBSP dried parsley
1 TBSP dried minced onion
1/4 tsp dried dill weed

Mix all but noodles and crab till smooth. Add the crab and noodles and mix to combine. Pour into a greased casserole dish (13x9) and bake at 350 for 30 minutes or till thick and bubbly. 

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day and my husband and I are going to a special dinner with some of our married friends for a special couples night. 

My husband, sweetest man in the world, brought me a dozen red roses tonight! I'm so blessed beyond measure to have him.

The casserole turned out very good and tasty. The only thing I would do differently is to reduce the bread crumbs to about 1 cup. And the imitation crab was okay. Not terrible, but not great. In the future, will stick to the real stuff. ;-)


Tricia said...

I just found your blog over the weekend and wanted to tell you I Love it! Thank you so much for sharing. It's encouraging to read posts from a like minded keeper at home!
Tricia in Chicago

Simply Keeping Home said...

Thanks so much, Tricia! It's an encouragement to me, as well, knowing there are others like you out there, too! Welcome!

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