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Treat Day: ‘Lobster’ Mac n Cheese

287 calories / 19g protein

Whether it’s lobster or imitation crab meat, this ‘pasta-licious’ side snaps!

Difficulty: Beginner Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Servings: 6 Calories: 287
Season: Suitable throughout the year


If you love tuna casserole or chicken casserole or just casserole, this recipe will take you home to mom. Shirataki noodles keep this recipe from running away with your blood sugar. So, enjoy it's cheesy, noodley homey goodness.



  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F / 190 C, with a rack in the upper third of the oven. Drizzle half the olive oil on a 9-by-13-inch baking pan.

  2. In a blender, purée ricotta, almond milk, mustard, cayenne and nutmeg, and lightly season with salt and pepper. Transfer mixture to a large bowl, add grated cheese and Shirataki noodles and stir well to combine. Pour into prepared pan, cover tightly with foil and bake for 30 minutes.

  3. Uncover baking pan, gently stir in imitation crab meat and drizzle with remaining olive oil. Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes more, until browned on top. Let cool for 15 to 20 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 287kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g19%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 970mg41%
Potassium 78mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 27g9%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Sugars 8g
Protein 19g38%

Vitamin A 2 IU
Calcium 30 mg
Iron 2 mg

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Imitation crab meat is a processed food. It’s Alaskan Pollok fish that’s been pulverized and reshaped into meat resembling crab claws. It’s not as rich in protein and nutrients as most fish, crab, or lobster. So, nutritionally, the real thing is best. But on treat day, if imitation crab meat is your jam and better fits your pocket book, happily indulge. 

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