Texas Star Crabmeat Casserole

Serves: 6
Total Calories: 861


1 pound lump crabmeat
1/4 cup lemon juice (juice of 3 lemons)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter or margarine
2 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
1 teaspoon parsley flakes
1 cup grated Cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons white wine (optional)
6 cups cooked wild rice or Uncle Ben's Wild Rice Mixture
1 (6-ounce) can sliced mushrooms, drained


Combine crabmeat, lemon juice, and salt in a medium bowl and refrigerate while preparing sauce.

Melt butter or margarine in a medium saucepan. Add flour; stir and cook for about 1 minute. Add milk slowly, stirring constantly, and cook until sauce thickens. Add seasonings, cheese, and wine, if desired. Stir until cheese is melted and sauce is smooth. Drain crabmeat, add to sauce, and heat until bubbly.

Layer cooked wild rice in bottom of a lightly oiled 2-quart casserole dish. Pour crabmeat and sauce over rice. Top with mushroom slices and bake at 350° for about 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve with a crisp green salad and crunchy rolls.

Fun Fact: Perhaps one of the most recognized nicknames of any state, the Lone Star State signifies Texas as an independent republic and as a reminder of the state's struggle for independence from Mexico. The "Lone Star" is on the Texas state flag and on the Texas state seal.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 6
Total Calories: 861
Calories from Fat: 238

This Texas Star Crabmeat Casserole recipe is from the Best of the Best From The Southwest Cookbook Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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