Kahala's Macaroni Seafood Salad


A cool seafood salad for those hot summer days. It's a real treat for potlucks. Use your favorite pasta. Chopped celery or Vidalia onion may be added if desired.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 30 mins
12 servings


  • 1 (16 ounce) package spaghetti, broken into 2-inch pieces

  • 4 hard-cooked eggs, chopped

  • 1 carrot, grated

  • ½ cup frozen petite peas, thawed

  • 1 cup frozen fully cooked salad shrimp, thawed

  • ½ cup crab meat, cooked


  • 16 ounces mayonnaise

  • ¼ cup milk

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • salt to taste

  • black pepper to taste

  • paprika to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boil. Add pasta, and cook until al dente, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain, and add pasta to a large bowl. Stir in eggs, carrots, peas, shrimp, and crab meat. Cover, and refrigerate.

  2. To make dressing, stir together mayonnaise, milk, lemon juice, and sugar. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and paprika.

  3. Mix dressing into chilled pasta, stirring until well combined. If the salad seems dry, stir in more mayonnaise and a splash more milk or water. Cover, and chill before serving.

Cook's Note:

You may use fresh, frozen, or imitation crab meat.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

463 Calories
33g Fat
31g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 463
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 97mg 32%
Sodium 303mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 190mg 4%

* 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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