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Sinful and divine, ooey gooey crabby cheesiness sure to turn your significant other into a love slave or at least get them to do the dishes.
Preheat oven to 375F. Set a large pot of water on to boil. Cook pasta for about 5 minutes or until the outside is cooked but the inside is underdone. Drain and rinse, set aside.
Meanwhile, tear your bread into pieces, place in a food processor and process make bread crumbs. Melt 1 Tablespoon of butter and toss with breadcrumbs in a small bowl. Add parsley, garlic powder, Parmesan and 1 teaspoon of kosher salt to the crumbs and set aside. In a small bowl mix the milk and cream together, set aside.
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the remaining butter. Whisk in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Slowly whisk in the milk and cream until the mixture is smooth. Continue to cook and stir until milk has thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon. (Hey! You just made a Bechamel sauce!!!)
Remove from the heat and stir in cayenne, old bay, mustard, and 1 teaspoon salt. Stir in cheese until it has all melted. Taste and add salt if necessary.
In a large bowl, stir pasta, cheese sauce and crab meat together well.
Using the wrapper from the butter, grease the bottom and sides of a 1.5 quart casserole dish. Pour the mac-n-cheese into the dish. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs on top.
Bake for 20-30 minutes or until top is browned and mac-n-cheese is bubbly.