Crab Pesto Cream Pasta Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4 servings


  • 2/3 pound fresh crab claw meat
  • 1 pound whole wheat pasta
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup prepared Pesto homemade or your favorite brand
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley for garnishing
How to cook Crab Pesto Cream Pasta:
  • Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • In a saucepan or skillet over medium heat, combine cream, pesto. Parmesan Cheese, and salt and pepper.
  • Allow to cook until it reduces slightly. Pour over cooked and drained whole wheat pasta.
  • Divide pasta into serving dishes and pile crab claw meat on top. Top with sliced tomatoes, extra Parmesan cheese, and fresh cracked pepper. Garnish with chopped parsley.
  • Enjoy!
Crab Pesto Cream Pasta recipe


Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 35 mins

The Crab Pesto Cream Pasta is perfect for busy weeknights. Simple and delicious!


If you prefer to omit the heavy cream, substitute half a cup of olive oil. It will still go wonderfully with the pasta and crab - minus the richness of the cream.

This recipe for Crab Pesto Cream Pasta serves/makes: 4 servings

The Crab Pesto Cream Pasta recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.


Main Ingredient: Crab (more Crab recipes)
Preparation Method: Pasta (more Pasta recipes)

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