Easy Crab Pasta Salad

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  • Published Aug 10th
  • Ready In30m
  • Servings12
  • Calories178
This creamy pasta salad is always a must at family gatherings. It is simple to make because there are only a few ingredients.

Easy Crab Pasta Salad Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Easy Crab Pasta Salad for 12 servings:

  • 1 (12 ounce) package rotini pasta
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 (8 ounce) can water chestnuts, chopped
  • 1 (8 ounce) package imitation crabmeat, coarsely chopped - or more to taste
  • 1 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill

Easy Crab Pasta Salad Cooking Instructions

  • Prep10m
  • Cook10m
  • Ready In30m

To cook Easy Crab Pasta Salad, you need about 10 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Easy Crab Pasta Salad is about 10 minutes , and you can serve your Easy Crab Pasta Salad within 30 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Easy Crab Pasta Salad easily:

  1. 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. 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 grams of fat; 33.6 grams of carbohydrates; 6.2 grams of protein; 4 milligrams of cholesterol; 373 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Jun 4th 2017

    Good but needed more spices

  2. Jul 24th 2016

    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.

  3. Dec 23rd 2015

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

  4. Nov 20th 2014

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

  5. Aug 26th 2014

    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, di ...

  6. Jun 7th 2014

    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.

  7. Jan 27th 2014

    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 wa ...

  8. Sep 18th 2013

    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 ...

  9. Apr 10th 2013

    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 deli ...