This auper-easy one-pot crab pasta is ready in 15 minutes! Perfect for a quick meal anytime of the week
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5 from 2 votes

Super easy one-pot crab pasta - ready in 15 minutes!

This delicious crab pasta is cooked all in one pot. Delicious, easy and quick this is a meal you will want to make again and again.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Pasta
Cuisine: Continental
Keyword: Crab Linguine, Crab Pasta, One Pot Pasta
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 667kcal
Author: Lucy Parissi | Supergolden Bakes


  • 2 tbsp olive oil or low calorie spray
  • 1 large onion finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 red chilli deseeded and finely diced
  • 400 g | 14oz tin chopped tomatoes
  • 500 ml | 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 tsp sugar or sweetener
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 200 g | 7oz bucatini pasta
  • 200 g | 7oz crab meat I used tinned lump crab meat
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • freshly ground black pepper to season
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • grated cheese such as Pecorino, to serve


  • Heat the olive oil in a large lided pot. Add the onion, garlic and chilli and fry, stirring, for 4 minutes.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and stock and bring to the boil. Add the sugar and salt.
  • Add the pasta and once it softens slightly press it down to that it is submerged in the sauce.
  • Cover the pot and simmer for about 10 minutes (usually +2 minutes to whatever the optimum pasta cooking time is), occasionally stirring to make sure nothing sticks.
  • Once the pasta is cooked al dente, add lemon juice and crab meat and toss to combine.
  • Add the lemon zest, check the seasoning and add pepper and salt, if needed.
  • Serve sprinkled with the parsley, with a little grated cheese if you like.



If you wish to double the recipe to serve 4, make sure the pot is large enough to accommodate the pasta and sauce and stir frequently to avoid it sticking.


Calories: 667kcal | Carbohydrates: 101g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 3303mg | Potassium: 920mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 875IU | Vitamin C: 49.7mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 4.1mg