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Northwest Territory Crab au Gratin

Categories: Casseroles, Showers
Type: Main Dishes

Savor this flavor of this rich and cheesy crab casserole.

Serves: Serves: 6


  • 3/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 cups (one 12-fluid-ounce can) Carnation Evaporated Skim Milk
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 (4.5-ounce drained weight) cans crabmeat, drained
  • 1/4 cup (one 2-ouncejar) chopped pimiento, drained
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon (2 1/4 ounces) shredded Kraft reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 slices reduced-calorie bread, made into small soft crumbs

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8-by-8-inch baking dish with butter-flavored cooking spray.
  2. In a large skillet sprayed with butter-flavored cooking spray, sauté onion for 5 minutes.
  3. In a covered jar, combine evaporated skim milk and flour. Shake well to blend.
  4. Pour milk mixture into skillet with onion. Continue cooking until mixture thickens, stirring constantly.
  5. Add crabmeat, pimiento, Cheddar cheese, parsley flakes, and black pepper. Mix well to combine. Continue cooking until cheese melts, stirring often.
  6. Spoon half of crab-meat mixture into prepared baking dish. Cover with half of bread crumbs. Repeat layers. Lightly spray top with butter-flavored cooking spray. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
  7. Place baking dish on a wire rack and let set for 5 minutes. Divide into 6 servings.

excerpted from:

From COOKING HEALTHY ACROSS AMERICA by JoAnna Lund. Used by arrangement with Perigee, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. Copyright © 2000 by Healthy Exchanges, Inc.

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