Red Lobster Crab Alfredo

Red Lobster Crab Alfredo

10 reviews, 4.6 star(s). 80% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

Sweet crabmeat tossed in a Parmesan cream sauce on a bed of linguini.

Make your own creamy, delicious crab alfredo with this Red Lobster copycat recipe. It's easy to make and comes together in minutes for the perfect family meal.


4 tablespoons Butter or margarine
4 tablespoons Flour
2 cups Half-and-half cream; (heavy cream If you REALLY feel wicked)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan Cheese; (or more to Taste)
Salt and white pepper; (to Taste)
Few grains cayenne pepper; (optional)
6 cooked snow crab meat; (8 oz. size), Cut into chunks
Linguini; cooked al dente

Original recipe makes 6 Servings



Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in the flour, and cook briefly until the mixture looks sandy. Do NOT let it color. Whisk in the half-and-half, and stir until the mixture forms a thick sauce. Stir in the cheese, and season to taste. Simmer for a few minutes to blend the flavors, and stir in the crab meat. Cook JUST until the crab is heated through. Serve over cooked linguini, with additional Parmesan cheese and hot red pepper flakes on the side.

Before some purist jumps me, I KNOW this isn't a classic Alfredo, but it is a very good dish, and remarkably easy to make. Also, the sauce is purposely thick because I like it that way =P, just add more liquid ingredient if you want it thinned!


This may be varied by substituting cooked lobster meat for the crab, or by adding 36 cooked, peeled and deveined medium shrimp, and about a quarter of a cup of chopped cooked broccoli instead of the crab meat.

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This is an absolute favorite at my house! So rich & creamy, people keep having more & more until there's never any left! So glad so many of you enjoy it as much as we do!
Firebyrd 1y ago

Soooooooo good! Heavy cream makes it so rich and ahhhmaaaazzzziiinnngggg!
iheartmykids0608 1y ago

Easy to make and comes out very well.
Jhamm77 2y ago

SO YUMMY! I always order this and was thrilled to find it here! I also did what's suggested and added more milk for a thinner sauce. Crabmeat & cream are divine together, TY for sharing!
Corwin26 3y ago

I love this recipe, works great with lobster instead of crab as well
Tux42 3y ago

Very good. I added milk to thin out some. The family loved it.
jenniferbechert 4y ago

Very easy and very tasty! Thanks!!
amygarrett 4y ago

THIS I can make on my own, it's so easy yet fancy-tasting! I don't like things toooo spicey so a few grains of cayenne was just right. Gonna keep this one!
ThePuck 4y ago

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