Spicy Crab Mac & Cheese

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 30-40 minutes
Yield: 8 servings


Everyone loves mac and cheese, and this recipe does not disappoint. Use a traditional macaroni pasta or have fun with shells or spirals. This kicked up mac and cheese is the perfect side dish or main dish star.


  • 8 ounces macaroni, cooked according to package directions
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 cup cream cheese spread
  • 6 cups grated cheddar cheese, divided
  • 8 ounces Big T Coastal Provisions Spicy Crab Dip
  • 1 Jalapeno, minced (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish with butter.
  2. Place the cooked macaroni, half and half, cream cheese spread, 4 cups grated cheddar,  and crab dip in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper and stir to combine.
  3. Pour the mixture into the greased baking dish.
  4. Top the pasta with the remaining 2 cups of cheddar cheese. Sprinkle the sliced jalapenos on top if using.
  5. Bake in the oven until hot, bubbly and beginning to brown on top, about 30-45 minutes.