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Spicy Crab Bucatini

This spicy crab bucatini pasta recipe is hands down the easiest recipe I've ever shared on the blog! Yes, we're using store-bought arrabbiata sauce and a couple of other ingredients to make this delicious restaurant-quality meal. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Italian American
Servings: 4
Calories: 526kcal


  • 3/4 lb bucatini
  • 1 lb crab meat jumbo or lump crab
  • 28 ounces Rao's Arrabbiata sauce
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 2 garlic cloves finely minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • pinch red crushed pepper optional
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Add 2 tbsp of olive oil, minced garlic, and red crushed pepper to a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat for 30 seconds.
  • Add the arrabbiata sauce to the skillet and stir. Reduce the heat to low and cook for 5-10 minutes while the pasta cooks.
  • Squeeze some lemon juice over the crab meat and toss gently. Fold in 1/2 of the crab meat into the sauce and then add the cooked pasta to the sauce. Check for seasoning and add salt and pepper if needed.
  • Top with the remaining crab meat and enjoy!


Calories: 526kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 1994mg | Potassium: 1103mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 890IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 4mg