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family favorite crab pasta salad (quick & easy)

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Family Favorites
Not Far From Green Bay, WI

This is a wonderful, tasty, semi-homemade, go-to salad recipe that I use often in the spring and summer. Delicious as a side salad, light lunch or potluck dish when you are asked to bring a salad. Can be made as a light, healthy, low-cal dish by simply swapping out the full-fat mayo with light or fat-free mayo. Feel free to add your own touches! I love this salad. Enjoy!

(1 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
method Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients For family favorite crab pasta salad (quick & easy)

  • 8 oz. uncooked medium pasta shells
  • 1 lb. your favorite prepared creamy coleslaw (or your own recipe)
  • 1/2 cup mayonaise
  • 1 tbsp. chopped onion
  • 1 tsp. dill weed
  • dash of salt & pepper (depending on how salty your coleslaw is)
  • 2 cups crab meat, imitation crab meat or small, cooked shrimp

How To Make family favorite crab pasta salad (quick & easy)

  • 1
    So easy! Cook pasta according to package instructions. In large bowl, combine coleslaw, mayo, onion, dill and salt and pepper (if using). Gently stir in crab meat.
  • 2
    Drain pasta and rinse in cold water. Add to coleslaw mixture. Toss to coat. Chill until ready to serve.