Creamy Crab Mac




Introduction: Creamy Crab Mac

About: Grandma Zee has spent more than 50 years in the kitchen. She likes nothing better than coming up with new recipes. About 15 years ago two of her grand kids were diagnosed with celiac disease, so she pivoted a…

This Creamy Crab Mac dish is easy to make and clean up using a box of Macaroni and Cheese. Leftovers keep nicely in the refrigerator for about a week and make handy, tasty lunches. You can eat cold or warm it up in the microwave. If you want a gluten free version you only need to substitute a box of gluten free Macaroni and Cheese.


  • 1 box macaroni and cheese dinner
  • 3 tbsp. milk
  • 3 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (can substitute sour cream, cream cheese or plain Greek yogurt)
  • 1/2 tsp. dry mustard (can substitute Dijon mustard)
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 8-ounce package imitation crab meat (can substitute leftover shrimp, scallops or imitation lobster)

This makes 2-4 servings.


  • a 2-cup measuring cup
  • a 1/2 cup measuring cup
  • 1 teaspoon
  • 1/2 teaspoon
  • 8 cup pan
  • stirring spoon

Step 1:

  • Boil water
  • Add box of macaroni
  • Cook
  • Add butter. Wait to melt.
  • Add milk.

Step 2:

  • fold in mayonnaise
  • fold in mustard
  • add lemon juice
  • stir until creamy

Step 3:

  • Gently fold in imitation crab

Step 4:

  • Spoon into bowls
  • Add crushed potato chips

Step 5:

Serve at room temperature or microwave for a warmer dish.

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    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    5 weeks ago

    Nice job working with this packaged mac and cheese!

    You should consider entering the Out of the Box Challenge :)

    Grandma Zee
    Grandma Zee

    Reply 5 weeks ago