8 ounces pasta shells
4 ounces cream cheese
1 cup tightly packed grated cheddar cheese
1 cup chicken stock
4 ounces stone crab meat, no shells
¼ cup seasoned bread crumbs
2 tablespoons olive oil
Heat oven to 450°. Cook pasta according to package instructions and drain. Combine cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and chicken stock in a saucepan over low heat. Cook, whisking, until smooth and thickened. Add cooked pasta to cheese sauce and stir to coat. Add stone crab. Transfer pasta mixture to small baking or gratin dish. Top with bread crumbs and olive oil and bake until bread crumbs are golden brown, about 8 minutes.
NOTE: You can always add different cheeses, peppers, onions, or bacon as you wish.
Recipe courtesy of Sandbar Restaurant: 100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria Island; 941-778-0444; groupersandwich.com