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California Casserole

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Ingredients
  Broken spaghetti 1 Cup (16 tbs), uncooked
  Boiling salted water 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Use As Needed)
  Thick cream sauce 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Shredded mild cheddar cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Dry mustard 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Paprika 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Dry white wine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cooked asparagus tips 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Fresh crab meat 1 Pound
  Chopped toasted almonds 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

Break spaghetti into 2-inch pieces; cook in boiling salted water until barely tender.
Heat cream sauce and add cheese, mustard, and paprika.
When cheese is melted, stir in wine.
Cover the bottom of a greased 1-quart casserole with a little of the sauce.
Add half the cooked spaghetti in a thin layer, then a layer of asparagus and a layer of crab.
Cover with about half the remaining sauce and add a few chopped almonds.
Then repeat layers of spaghetti, asparagus, and crab; pour on remaining sauce; and top with remaining almonds.
Set casserole in a shallow pan of hot water.
Place in moderately slow oven (325°) and bake, uncovered, approximately 30 minutes or until hot and bubbling.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Crab
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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