Make this single-serving lump crab spaghetti if spending some time alone sounds luxurious

Southern Kitchen
Lump Crab Spaghetti

About the recipe

This single-serving recipe hits the sweet spot when you're dining alone. It's a treat yourself kind of meal. Rich, creamy pasta gets loaded up with luxurious lump crabmeat. An otherwise ordinary cream sauce gets a nice pop of spice from the chili paste. What makes it even better is the fact that it comes together in just 30 minutes, so you'll have plenty of time to catch your favorite show while enjoying the luxury of some alone time. 

Serves: 1

Hands-On Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


2 ounces dried spaghetti

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1/2 shallot, minced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup heavy cream

2 tablespoons sambal, or other hot chili paste

4 ounces lump crab meat

Kosher salt

Sliced scallions, for serving


Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the spaghetti until al dente, then drain and set aside.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the shallot and garlic and cook until soft and fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the cream and sambal and bring to a rapid simmer. Continue to cook until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon and measures about 3/4 cup.

Add the spaghetti and crab meat and toss well to combine. Continue to cook until the cream returns to a simmer and the sauce thoroughly coats the pasta. Season to taste with salt. Transfer to a serving plate and serve topped with sliced scallions.