Crab Pasta Recipe Using Tinned Crab

I have certain products that are a staple in my pantry cupboard. Given that I have a very small kitchen, there cannot be a lot of things I keep on hand. So, what I do keep has to be worth it. Tinned crab is one of those ingredients. It in no way compares to live crab, but as we don’t get fresh crab here, this has to do. It is the ingredient I always use in my crab pasta.

Crab Pasta
Crab Pasta
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Crab Pasta


  • 15 mls coconut oil
  • 125 g mushrooms sliced
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 1 whole red chilli
  • 1 yellow pepper sliced
  • 125 g cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 1 tin crab meat
  • 15 mls cream


  • heat the coconut oil in a large frying pan
  • add the mushrooms, garlic clove and the chilli
  • when the mushrooms are soft, add the yellow pepper and the tomatoes
  • when the yellow pepper is cooked add the crab meat
  • when the crab meat is warm, remove the chilli and add the cream
  • add the cooked pasta and toss through to coat

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9 thoughts on “Crab Pasta Recipe Using Tinned Crab

    1. I’m with Cin..can’t stand crab sticks either! But this recipe sounds lovely and simple to follow! Think I’ll give it a try..

  1. Crab meat is my ultimate absolute favourite! I am lucky enough (at a premium of course) to be able to buy fresh crab meat in little containers at my local grocery store. 🙂 Yippee for me.
    I agree, those “crab” sticks are horrid.
    I am not sure when I try this recipe that I will be able to stop at 1 tablespoon of cream.
    🙂 Mandy

  2. Come and visit and we can catch fresh crab here and make this recipe together!! I am for sure going to try this one girlfriend…just great! Thank you oxo (I don’t mind tinned crab off season either) oxo

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