crab pasta salad

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By Lynessa Rissell
from Zion, IL

I came up with this on a whim for either a family get together or a potluck for one of the volunteer organizations I am with. Since then I've been asked to make it often.

serves 8-12
prep time 30 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For crab pasta salad

  • 4 c
    un cooked small pasta shells
  • 10 oz
    frozen peas
  • 1 bunch
    chopped head of broccoli
  • 2 stalk
    celery, chopped
  • 1 bunch
    green onions, chopped
  • 1 pt
    cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 2 pkg
    imitation crabmeat, chopped
  • 3/4 c
    italian salad dressing, low sodium/lite
  • 2 tsp
    dill weed, fresh or dried
  • 2 tsp
    summer savory or italian seasonings

How To Make crab pasta salad

  • 1
    Cook pasta according to package directions. While pasta is cooking add peas and broccoli to the strainer and drain pasta over veggies. Rinse in cold water to stop the cooking process. Drain well.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine green onions, celery, tomatoes, and crab meat. Stir pasta and vegetables into the crab meat mixture.
  • 3
    Add the seasonings and drizzle in the dressing and toss to coat. Add more dressing, if needed. Refrigerate 4 hours to chill. Even better the next day.