Blue Crab Pasta

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 376.9
  • Total Fat: 10.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 113.3 mg
  • Sodium: 2,072.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 43.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.4 g
  • Protein: 31.6 g

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Light pasta w/shreds of blue crab highlighted w/peppers, tomatoes, and basil. Light pasta w/shreds of blue crab highlighted w/peppers, tomatoes, and basil.
Number of Servings: 4


    16 oz. Blue Crab, shelled
    1 C. Cherry tomatoes, halved
    1 C. Banana peppers, sliced
    3 T. Green Onions, (green & white parts), chopped
    1 clove Garlic minced
    2 T. Extra Light Olive Oil
    16 oz. Whole wheat Penne Pasta, cooked
    Juice of half fresh Lemon
    Salt to taste
    Crushed red peppers to taste
    Fresh Basil, chopped


In a large pot of boiling salted water cook pasta to taste.
In a large skillet, heat 1 T. olive oil, add onions and garlic and saute until the garlic is fragrant but not browned, add peppers and saute until softened, add cherry tomatoes and cook just until tomatoes appear shriveled. Remove from pan and set aside.
In same skillet, add the other T. of olive oil, and saute the crab meat until just warmed. Add other ingredients back to the skillet and keep warm.
Drain pasta, reserving a cup of the water.
Combine the Pasta and skillet ingredients and crushed red peppers and salt to taste. Squeeze lemon juice on top and toss lightly. Sprinkle chopped basil on top. Add some of the pasta water if it is too dry.

WW points= 8 pts per serving

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user VIKIVALE.

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