Creamy Crab Salad Recipe
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Creamy Crab Salad Recipe

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This easy-on-the-pocket salad beautifully dresses up economical imitation crab. My husband's grandmother gladly shared the recipe. —Barb Stanton, Winona, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 10-12 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) medium shell pasta
  • 1 package (16 ounces) imitation crabmeat, flaked
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrot
  • 1/2 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned salt
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1-1/2 to 2 teaspoons pepper
  • Leaf lettuce, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 370 calories, 19g fat (4g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 703mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. Place in a large bowl; add crab, onions, carrot, cucumber and green pepper. Combine the sour cream, mayonnaise, sugar, seasoned salt, vinegar and pepper; pour over salad and toss to coat. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours. Serve in a lettuce-lined bowl if desired. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Creamy Crab Salad in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2001, p204

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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stargazer33 User ID: 964349 41364
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2010

"Very tasty, I would definitely make this again!"

mtrouter User ID: 1108983 117360
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2009

"excellent crab salad,even better the next day!"

lilgrannymac User ID: 3243163 57733
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2009


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