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Kahala's Macaroni Seafood Salad

Rated as 4.33 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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4 h 30 m servings 463
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  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; 32.7 31.4 11.3 97 303 Full nutrition

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My mom used to make a macaroni salad very similar to this. I've beed looking for a recipe like it. I made it exaclty to the recipe & it was very good! Thanks!

Have made it a few times because it was a big hit with the hubby. One thing I changed was amount of crab-I doubled it and used imi crab.

Despite mixed reviews I tried it, and I'm glad we did! My husband had 3 helpings. I used bowtie pasta, and imitation crab (double the amount). Otherwise, I followed everything, and it was gre...

Very good! Everyone liked it.

I cut this back to three servings as no one else likes sea food salad. I didn't have salad shrimp so I used large, raw shrimp that I cute into smaller pieces and and cooked in a skillet with Ear...