Crab Meat au Gratin Tips
How do you select the right kind of crab meat for this crab meat au gratin recipe?
This recipe for crab meat au gratin calls for canned crab or imitation crab
to keep costs low. But feel free to use an equal amount of cooked crab
if you’d like. This spread is a great way to use up any leftover crab you may have when preparing one of these incredible crab recipes
What are some of the best melting cheeses to consider using for this recipe?
Some of the best melting cheeses include Fontina, Gouda, provolone, mozzarella and Gruyere. Substitute any of these in equal amounts for the cheddar in this recipe. And if you love cheesy crab dips, give this crab dip
What can you pair with crab meat au gratin?
Crackers are always a natural choice for crab meat au gratin, but also try celery sticks, broccoli, pita chips or slices of sourdough or French bread.
How do you make this recipe ahead of time?
You can make this recipe ahead of time by preparing the melted cheese mixture and transferring it to a 1-qt. baking dish. Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Remove the dish from the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature. Then proceed with the recipe as directed.—Mark Hagen, Taste of Home Executive Editor
2 tablespoons: 64 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 185mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.