Crab Linguine in a White Wine Garlic Sauce
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Crab Linguine in a White Wine Garlic Sauce

Sweet snow crab legs are tossed with white or whole wheat linguine in a light and fragrant white wine garlic sauce.
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword crab, crab linguine
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 370kcal
Author Liz Della Croce


  • 8 ounces whole wheat linguine cooked according to package instructions reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic grated
  • 1 pinch chili flakes
  • 1 pound precooked snow crab legs cut into 3-4 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine or chicken broth such as Sauvignon Blanc
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • minced parsley and parmigiano reggiano optional garnish


  • Heat the olive over medium heat in a large, deep skillet. Sauté garlic for 30 seconds or until fragrant.
  • Add chili flakes and crab legs to the pan and sauté an additional minute. Pour white wine into the pan to deglaze. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil then cover with a lid to allow crab legs to steam and warm through about 2-3 minutes.
  • Toss in pasta along with reserved cooking liquid and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve crab linguine in a large pasta bowl and garnish with minced parsley and Parmigiana Reggiano to taste.


Are Snow Crabs always precooked?

Yes. Because of this, they should be cooked for 3-4 minutes max.


Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 42.3g | Protein: 17.2g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 1.8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14.2g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 397mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 0.3g