Luxurious Crab Mac and Cheese Delight Recipe

Luxurious Crab Mac and Cheese Delight Recipe


Transform your favourite childhood dish into a gourmet experience with this Luxurious Crab Mac and Cheese Delight! This recipe elevates the classic mac and cheese with a creamy, three-cheese sauce overflowing with tender crab meat. A hint of Old Bay seasoning adds a delightful depth of flavour, creating a dish that's both comforting and elegant. Perfect for a special occasion or a delightful weeknight treat, this recipe is sure to impress.


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ½ cup medium onion, chopped
  • 1-pound whole-grain pasta
  • 4 cups water
  • 2–3 tablespoons butter
  • ½ teaspoon each of kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and Old Bay seasoning
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup fresh mozzarella
  • ½ cup Parmesan
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ pound lump crabmeat
  • Optional: hot sauce, toasted panko


  1. Sauté Onion
    1 Sauté Onion

    In the Instant Pot, heat olive oil and sauté chopped onion until tender, about 5 minutes.

  2. Cook Pasta
    2 Cook Pasta

    Add pasta, water, butter, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Old Bay seasoning. Set the Instant Pot to manual high pressure for 4 minutes.

  3. Add Cheeses and Milk
    3 Add Cheeses and Milk

    Quickly release pressure, stir in milk, then gradually mix in cheddar, mozzarella, and Parmesan until smooth, about 3 minutes.

  4. Fold in Crabmeat
    4 Fold in Crabmeat

    Gently stir in the crabmeat and warm through, about 2 minutes; serve with a sprinkle of toasted panko if desired.

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