Crab Potato Salad Recipe

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"This recipe has been in my husband's family for 100 years," says Clarice Schweitzer of Sun City, Arizona. "The only change I've made is to replace the canned crab with imitation crabmeat. It's always a success at get-togethers."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 10-12 servings


  • 4 to 6 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) imitation crabmeat
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dill weed
  • 3 cups mayonnaise

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 479 calories, 44g fat (6g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 508mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. Place potatoes in a saucepan and cover with water; cover and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain and cool.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, crab, onion, salt, pepper and dill. Add mayonnaise; toss to coat. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours before serving. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Crab Potato salad in Quick Cooking September/October 2001, p57

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cookies_4ME User ID: 4944424 56007
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2010

"I found this recipe to be bland,so I added finely chopped celery.bell pepper some ranch dressing,dijon mustard and bacon.Very yummy!"

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