Comfy Cozy Cajun Crab Leg Pasta

It is prime time for crab legs! King Crab and Snow Crab seasons kickoff in the fall, making this the perfect time of year to get cracking. Crab legs are also a great ingredient to incorporate into your favorite comfort food recipes. That rich, sweet meat and delicate texture make King Crab and Snow Crab a very versatile protein. 

Creamy & Spicy 

A comfort food combo made in culinary heaven—creamy and spicy. I love the fiery and rich combination, providing cozy heat and incredible flavor. Crab legs fit in well with these flavors, melding and melting into the creaminess while soothing the palate from the spice. 


Pick a Crab Leg, any Crab Leg 

There are over 4500 species of crab found all over the world- in oceans, freshwater bays, streams and a couple terrestrial, land loving types. Only a handful of these crab varieties make it to our dining room tables, sought after due to their deliciousness.

Snow Crabs 

Snow crabs are found in the bitter cold waters from the Pacific North West and North West Atlantic, Alaska to Siberia and Greenland to Newfoundland, often crab season begins when the ice breaks (around mid April running til early November). Snow crabs are mostly legs, with their bodies being short and round and averaging from about 2-4lbs.


King Crabs 

King crabs are the most commercially important shellfish species in Alaska, being not only a way of life for many watermen and crabbers but a valuable revenue stream for the state. They’re called ‘king’ for a good reason, they weigh between 6-8lbs. (some getting as large as 20lbs.), their bodies are, on average, 11 inches with a leg span of almost 5ft.!! King crab meat is mild in flavor with a nice sweetness and their legs are things made of legend.

Comfy Cozy Cajun Crab Leg Pasta

Serves 4 


  • 1 lb. linguine or other pasta of your choice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 garlic cloves peeled and minced
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup poblano or green bell peppers diced
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning or more, depending on taste
  • 1 can 14.5 ounce diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 pounds pick crab leg meat cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped


  1. Fill a large pot 3/4-full with water and heartily season with salt. Bring to a boil and add linguine. Cook pasta according to the instructions on the package. Reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta water right before draining. Once drained, set the pasta aside while you make the Cajun crab leg sauce.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil and butter over medium heat. Once hot, add the garlic, onion, and green peppers, and sauté until tender, about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add the Cajun seasoning, stir to combine, and cook for 1 minute more.
  4. Add the diced tomatoes and heavy cream to the skillet, and whisk to combine with the veggies. Bring to a low simmer and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. If your sauce becomes too thick, thin with a little of the reserved pasta water.
  5. Season the sauce to taste with salt and pepper before stirring in the crab leg meat. Once the crab meat has been added, add the pasta, and stir to combine (I like doing this task with a set of tongs so I can control the noodles easier). Continue to cook for 1 minute more, just until the crab and noodles are hot.
  6. Divide the pasta between plates and sprinkle with parmesan and parsley before serving.

Buy Crab Legs Online

Taste the difference between Snow Crabs and King Crabs, both available at our online store. As we say, ‘from shore to door, 3 days fresher than the grocery store’-all of our crabs are delivered right to your door when you schedule it, guaranteed!

We’d love to see your friends and family enjoying their Cameron’s Seafood Crabs and Crab Legs-share you images or stories on any of our social pages, InstagramFacebook or Twitter be sure to tag us @cameronsseafoodonline.

About the author

Patterson Watkins is a professional chef with over 17 years of experience. With a robust career in restaurants, contract dining and catering (including 4 Summer Olympic posts preparing food for the athletes!) Patterson joined the Cameron’s Seafood team at the end of 2018 to concoct some delicious recipes with our premium seafood items as the centerpiece.

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