Spicy Garlic Lump Crab Butternut Squash Pasta with Feta & Parsley

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Spicy Garlic Lump Crab Butternut Squash Pasta with Feta & Parsley

Spicy Garlic Lump Crab Butternut Squash Pasta with Feta & Parsley

Once, my mother and I ordered champagne and lump crab meat at an airport. I actually forget where we were going, but we felt special. There’s something about lump crab meat that’s fancy.

I like to think that this spiralized butternut squash pasta dish is regal. The feta and parsley look stunning on top of the orange noodles and the flavors… well, the flavors are fit for a King (or in my case, a Queen!)

Spicy Garlic Lump Crab Butternut Squash Pasta with Feta & Parsley

Spicy crab meat pasta was one of my favorite dishes that my mother made for me while growing up. Just garlic, olive oil and chili flakes are all you need. The simple yet rich flavor of crab meat infuses the warmed olive oil and the chili flakes give it a kick of heat in each bite.

Spicy Garlic Lump Crab Butternut Squash Pasta with Feta & Parsley

The parsley gives the dish a freshness and the feta warms into the noodles, giving it a creamy saltiness.

Crab meat is very low in calories – about 45 cals for 1/3 of a cup! While it’s a bit pricey, you’ll be saving plenty of calories. That’s a good deal, if you ask me.

Spicy Garlic Lump Crab Butternut Squash Pasta with Feta & Parsley

Let this dish be a tribute to my mother, who tried so desperately to get me to cook during my middle school years. I remember kicking and screaming with lots of ‘but I don’t waaaaaaanna’s. Look how the tables have turned!

Spicy Garlic Lump Crab Butternut Squash Pasta with Feta & Parsley

Feel free to enjoy this dish with a glass of bubbly. Cheers to you, mom!

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Spicy Garlic Lump Crab Butternut Squash Pasta with Feta & Parsley

Yields 2

15 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • olive oil, to drizzle
  • 1 butternut squash, peeled, Blade C
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 3/4 cup lump crab meat
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta
  • 1 tbsp freshly chopped parsley

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a baking tray, spread out the butternut squash noodles. Drizzle lightly with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Once the oven preheats, add in the butternut squash noodles. Cook for 7-10 minutes or until softened.
  4. Next, in a large skillet, add in the olive oil. Once the oil heats, add in the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Then, add in the red pepper flakes and crab meat.
  5. Cook, stirring frequently, for about 3 minutes or until the crab meat is heated.
  6. Place the butternut squash noodles in a bowl and pour in crab meat mixture.
  7. Top with parsley and feta. Enjoy!
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Spicy Garlic Lump Crab Butternut Squash Pasta with Feta & Parsley

Spicy Garlic Lump Crab Butternut Squash Pasta with Feta & Parsley

Spicy Garlic Lump Crab Butternut Squash Pasta with Feta & Parsley

Spicy Garlic Lump Crab Butternut Squash Pasta with Feta & Parsley

Spicy Garlic Lump Crab Butternut Squash Pasta with Feta & Parsley

Spicy Garlic Lump Crab Butternut Squash Pasta with Feta & Parsley

Spicy Garlic Lump Crab Butternut Squash Pasta with Feta & Parsley 

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13 comments

Tieghan says:
This is GORGEOUS and I love the spicy lump crab on top!! Such a perfect meal in my mind!! :)
Thanks Tieghan, I'm glad you like it!
Rhianne Ranelli says:
Love your website! Just bought a spiralizer and saw yourrecipe...and it looks delicious! One question... How long do you cook the noodles?
marci Allen says:
What's your fav spirolizer? I wanted to get one that makes angel hair width and regular spagetti width for Christmas presents.Love the butternut squash pasta...yummmmmmm..Also do you have a Pin it button? I'd love to pin your recipes!♥
Yet another winner in my book! Butternut squash and feta- love it! :)
Lisa says:
I'm trying to figure out where butternut squash noodles come from. The recipe says one butternut squash but then in the directions it says butternut squash noodles. How did the squash transform into pasta? i am missing a step. But this looks fabulous so I want to fill in the gap. :)
Lisa, go to How to Spiralize and you'll see what I mean! It actually says "peeled, Blade C" which means that the butternut squash should be peeled and then Blade C on the spiralizer should be used to create the noodles. Hope this helps - it's a great recipe, I hope you try it!
Kathy says:
How long to you bake the noodles for?
7-10 minutes - after 7 minutes, check the consistency every couple of minutes to make sure that you don't overdo them!
Lindsay C says:
My mom gifted me a spiralizer for my birthday and I have since been addicted! Planning to make this tomorrow night, but I'm wondering - what size butternut squash did you use? I have yet to spiralize a butternut squash and can't quite guess how many noodles a small, medium, vs. large squash might yield. Can't wait to try this!
Ali Maffucci says:
This video may help you, Lindsay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4Gn6FVgHf8

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