Seafood Pasta Salad


Something different that's great for picnics. My family begs for it all year!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
5 hrs
Total Time:
5 hrs 35 mins
8 servings


  • 1 ½ (8 ounce) packages tri-color pasta

  • 3 stalks celery

  • 1 pound imitation crabmeat

  • 1 cup frozen green peas

  • 1 cup mayonnaise

  • 1 ½ tablespoons white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar

  • 3 tablespoons milk

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


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

  2. While pasta is cooking, chop celery and crabmeat. Run hot water over peas to defrost.

  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sugar, vinegar, milk, salt and pepper. Add the pasta, celery and crabmeat and stir until evenly coated. Adjust the salt, sugar or mayonnaise to suit your taste. Chill several hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

436 Calories
23g Fat
46g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 436
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 962mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 4mg 20%
Calcium 36mg 3%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 225mg 5%

* 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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