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Crab Stuffed Manicotti with Alfredo Sauce is plated on a white plate and topped with parsley.

Crab Stuffed Manicotti with Alfredo Sauce

Crab stuffed manicotti with homemade alfredo sauce is an easy Italian- American dinner that is hearty, creamy, and packed with cheesy deliciousness!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword alfredo, manicotti, pasta
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 727 kcal
Author sherry brubaker


  • 7 manicotti shells
  • 2 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 1 cup lump crab meat
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup mozarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 1 roma tomato deseeded, chopped

Alfredo sauce

  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups parmesan cheese


  1. Cook the pasta. Bring a large pot of generously salted water to a roaring boil. Cook the manicotti to al dente according to package instructions. Drain the manicotti, then toss lightly in a tablespoon of olive oil.

  2. Make the crab stuffing. While the pasta is boiling, combine the lump crab meat, ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, roma tomato, basil, and parsley in a mixing bowl. Stir to combine.

  3. Make the sauce. Melt the butter in a medium size pot over medium heat. Sautè the garlic for 2 minutes, then add the heavy cream and bring to a light boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer, then add the parmesan cheese. Stir the pot for 1 minute until the cheese is melted. Remove the sauce from the stove.

  4. Stuff the manicotti. Use a small spoon to stuff the manicotti shells. Work from both ends to make sure it is stuffed completely. Grease the bottom of a baking dish with 1 tbsp of olive oil. Place the stuffed manicotti in the baking dish, then pour the alfredo sauce over the pasta.

  5. Bake the manicotti. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, then cover the baking dish with aluminum foil. Bake the manicotti for 25 minutes. Remove the dish from the oven and serve immediatley. Mangia!

Recipe Notes

Use 3 extra tablespoons of heavy cream in the alfredo sauce if you plan to refrigerate, freeze, or reheat this dish.

Nutrition Facts
Crab Stuffed Manicotti with Alfredo Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 727 Calories from Fat 522
% Daily Value*
Fat 58g89%
Saturated Fat 34g213%
Cholesterol 176mg59%
Sodium 1240mg54%
Potassium 233mg7%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 2027IU41%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 677mg68%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.