Crab Rangoon Mac and Cheese

This creamy mac and cheese is inspired by the Chinese food appetizer crab rangoons. It is a super indulgent and rich dish that is almost a cross between the famous rangoons and a southern hot crab dip. I added some pickled jalapenos and pepper flakes, not traditional rangoon ingredients, just to add a little tang and heat to cut the richness of the dish. Topping the pasta with some fried wontons really drove home the rangoon flavor and made this version of mac and cheese a must try! I made this dish today for the All Things Mac and Cheese page in honor of national cheese lovers day today. The recipe can be found on All Things Mac and Cheese.
This is one of those easy mac and cheeses where you use a soft cheese as a binder to form the sauce. In this case, it was cream cheese, because there is lots of cream cheese in crab rangoons. Mix the cheese, cream cheese, crab, scallions, and jalapeno. Also a few pepper flakes and soy sauce. A little pasta water helps everything come together as a nice sauce. Then just mix the pasta in. While the dish bakes, make your wonton crisps. Just fry the wonton wrappers in a little oil until crispy. Then lightly salt them and let them dry. Top the baked mac and cheese with the crispy wontons. This mac and cheese tastes amazing. Like a super rich crab cake or a creamy crab dip. But with pasta!
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Crab Rangoon Mac and Cheese

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