Shrimp and Crab Macaroni Salad


A cool main dish seafood salad for hot summer days using small salad shrimp and either imitation or real crabmeat.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 45 mins
6 servings


  • 3 cups uncooked elbow macaroni

  • 5 eggs

  • 2 strips celery, diced

  • ½ onion, minced

  • ½ green bell pepper, diced

  • ½ pound fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • ½ pound crabmeat

  • 1 cup mayonnaise

  • ½ cup milk

  • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed

  • 1 teaspoon fresh mint

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons cocktail sauce

  • teaspoon hot pepper sauce

  • 2 teaspoons paprika, for garnish


  1. Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Cover and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove eggs from hot water and let cool. Peel eggs and reserve 1 egg for the garnish. Chop the remaining 4 eggs.

  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine macaroni, eggs, celery, onion, green pepper, shrimp and crab.

  4. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, milk, dill, mint, salt, sugar, cocktail sauce and hot pepper sauce.

  5. Pour the dressing mixture into the macaroni mixture and mix thoroughly. Sprinkle top with paprika and decorate with extra sliced egg. Seal the bowl with plastic wrap and chill for 4 to 6 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

621 Calories
36g Fat
45g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 621
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 36g 46%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 257mg 86%
Sodium 893mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 12mg 59%
Calcium 110mg 8%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 490mg 10%

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

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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