Paula Deens Crab And Spinach Casserole Recipe

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  1. Preheat the broiler. Butter a shallow 2-quart baking dish or eight ovenproof individual ramekins.
  2. In a 12” skillet over medium heat, sauté the spinach in 2 tblsp of the butter with the garlic and onion for 3 minutes. Drain the spinach mixture and chop finely. Transfer the spinach into the baking dish.
  3. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt 4 tblsp of the butter. Stir in the flour and whisk until smooth. Reduce heat to low and gradually add the milk, stirring constantly with a spoon until smooth and thickened; this should take 8 to 10 minutes. Once the sauce is thickened, add the cheese, half and half, lemon juice, garlic powder, nutmeg, salt and cayenne. Cook over low heat until thickened again, about 10 minutes. Remove the sauce from the heat and carefully fold in the crabmeat.
  4. Pour the mixture evenly over the spinach. Sprinkle with the breadcrumbs and dot with the remaining 2 tblsp butter (you may need more bread crumbs if you're preparing individual servings).
  5. Broil about 5 minutes, until browned
  6. Let sit 5 minutes before serving.
  7. NOTE: If you're making this ahead of time, skip the broiler. After you top off the breadcrumbs with the butter, cover and refrigerate. When you're ready to cook uncover and bake for about 30 minutes or until bubbly in a pre-heated 350º oven. Then change the oven setting to “Broil” and broil the top for about 5 minutes.
  8. File Under: Oh So Good But Bad For You
  9. I like to pretend that anything that has spinach in it is healthy. It’s one of the lies I tell myself and why I always have a spinach salad when I'm eating macaroni and cheese; I feel in some way I'm counteracting the calories and fat. I'm not, and neither is Paula Deen with this crab and spinach casserole that's made rich and delicious the Paula Deen way: with butter, cheese, whole milk and half-and-half. If you've ever made a Paula Deen recipe, you know the result is always well worth the fact that you'll have to change into your sweat pants before you finish your dinner. And that's the way she intends it to be.
  10. If you're anything like me, this casserole utilizes the rarely touched underbelly of your oven—the broiler!—making the top wonderfully crispy. But it can also be made ahead of time and refrigerated, then baked in the regular part of the oven we all know and love. This can be made in one large serving or in 8 individual ramekins.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 613.71 Kcal (2569 kJ)
Calories from fat 323.88 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 35.99g 55%
Cholesterol 95.89mg 32%
Sodium 563.66mg 23%
Potassium 514.5mg 11%
Total Carbs 27.74g 9%
Sugars 8.55g 34%
Dietary Fiber 3.63g 15%
Protein 45.05g 90%
Vitamin C 5.7mg 10%
Vitamin A 0.9mg 28%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Calcium 668mg 67%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 164.26 Kcal (688 kJ)
Calories from fat 86.69 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.63g 55%
Cholesterol 25.66mg 32%
Sodium 150.86mg 23%
Potassium 137.71mg 11%
Total Carbs 7.42g 9%
Sugars 2.29g 34%
Dietary Fiber 0.97g 15%
Protein 12.06g 90%
Vitamin C 1.5mg 10%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 28%
Iron 0.5mg 10%
Calcium 178.8mg 67%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 14.5
  • 16

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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