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Easy Crab Pasta Salad


"This creamy pasta salad is always a must at family gatherings. It is simple to make because there are only a few ingredients."
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30 m servings 178 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; cook the rotini at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes; drain and rinse under cold water.
  2. Combine peas, water chestnuts, imitation crabmeat, mayonnaise, chives, and dill in a large bowl; stir until evenly mixed. Add cooled pasta and mix until coated.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 178 calories; 2 g fat; 33.6 g carbohydrates; 6.2 g protein; 4 mg cholesterol; 373 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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My gal and I tried this last night. It was very easy to make. We did change one ingredient. She is not a fan of mayonnaise so she subbed creamy Italian Dressing for the mayo. It was deliciou...

I love this recipe so much, I make it at least once a week. Good for the summer months, when it is too hot. I did change it a tiny bit, I left out the water chestnuts, added 1/2 T. of Old Bay ...

Loved this salad. Did make a couple of changes. We doubled the imitation crabmeat, added about 4 oz. of halved grape tomatoes, and used creamy Caesar salad dressing instead of mayo. It was de...

Yum, I used real Dungeness Crab though, and kicked in a little diced Chipotle.

I made this for my husband and I for lunch. It was really good! I just added some pepper and lemon juice and it was delicious. So easy too.

Good but needed more spices

I like this salad. I added celery. Next time I will omit the water chestnuts (personal choice). This is a very good basic recipe that you can personalize to your own taste.

Excellent recipe. Turned out exactly as expected and was a crowd favorite!

I do make this a little different but everyone loves it! I use half a cup reduced fat miracle whip and half cup lite italian dressing, one cup peas and one cup green pepper, no chestnuts, dill o...