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Favorite Crab Pasta Salad Recipe

Favorite Crab Pasta Salad Recipe

Wanda, a lady at work, made this for a party and boy, did it catch on fast! It's especially good for summer picnics and barbecues. —Cheryl Seweryn, Lemont, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:7 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups uncooked medium pasta shells
  • 1 pound creamy coleslaw
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon dill weed
  • Dash salt
  • 2 cups chopped imitation crabmeat

Directions

  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large serving bowl, combine the coleslaw, mayonnaise, onion, dill and salt. Stir in crab.
  • 2. Drain pasta and rinse in cold water. Add to coleslaw mixture; toss to coat. Chill until serving. Yield: 7 servings.

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stella22 User ID: 7770539 168006
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2014

"I added peas to this....it was delicious"

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ckopasz User ID: 7512966 155727
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2014

"I made this and my husband loved it. I thought it was good too. I changed it though. for the coleslaw, I used a 1lb bag of coleslaw from the produce section. For the crab meat I used 2-8oz pkgs of imitation crab meat from pollock. I used extra mayo and reduced the amount of pasta to 1/2 as I didn't want that many carbs in the dish. I was great. Good recipe for potluck as it made a lot."

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ferndale52 User ID: 4154455 153357
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2014

"easy, tasty. must be careful which coleslaw one buys, mine was on the sweet side; with the crab, a little too sweet for our taste."

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Lavendergale User ID: 7709582 97398
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2014

"This is so easy and amazing. My husband loved this. I made it on a weekday and used whole wheat pasta shells. Definitely a keeper"

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ebramkamp User ID: 702841 99082
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2014

"I made this but used two cans of drained whole petite shrimp instead of the crab. I also added 1/2tsp of the Old Bay seasoning. It was very good. I never thought of mixing coleslaw mix into a pasta salad so this was different for us. Very tasty."

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MurphyNJ User ID: 7103738 70126
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2014

"The idea of putting coleslaw into a pasta salad intrigued me. My husband isn't fond of crab, so I substituted barbecued chicken. He loved my BBQ Chick Salad. I loved the taste of the coleslaw in it."

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KristineChayes User ID: 1441542 166673
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2014

"I made this for a light dinner tonight and it was excellent! I added 1/2 teaspoon of Old Bay seasoning and a dash of Tabasco. Very easy to make and the flavor is great. My family loved it! This is a definite keeper. Thank you to Cheryl for sharing her recipe!"

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Kerrismom User ID: 6951724 131562
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2014

"Will definitely make this again. - easy to toss together, tangy seafood salad flavor, and my husband really likes it"

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Soupie123 User ID: 7611334 153680
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2014

"I make this with different herbs-whatever is fresh and on hand. Never thought to add coleslaw before but it was a different kind of good. I do add a cup or so of frozen peas for color and because my family likes them in any cold salad."

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deblair User ID: 5548676 131560
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2014

"I'll be picking up some slaw from KFC...this sounds DELISH!!! And fresh crab would be an added bonus of tastiness!!!"

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bnrudy User ID: 659489 155725
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2014

"This sound great, but need to know if the coleslaw is per-mix with dressing. I also think this would be good with salad shrimp or comb."

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Maudie18 User ID: 6104861 171743
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2014

"Don't you know that most restaurants make crab salad with pollock fish, not real crab meat. It's about how you season it. I am a chef, and it just would not be cost effective for the consumer or the restaurant."

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BeenaBaby User ID: 5388528 131559
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2014

"Great salad, I used real crab meat and added corn......delicious!"

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Bandit12345 User ID: 108552 166670
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2014

"it needs real crab meat, a pinch of salt, and squeeze of lemon before serving"

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Laura08 User ID: 399579 153356
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2013

"Made this over the weekend - Didn't change a thing. Very, very good."

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suwest User ID: 4738021 209119
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2013

"This was just "ok" to my family not special like I had hoped."

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suwest User ID: 4738021 168004
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2011

"Sorry this just seemed a thrown together mess to me, my family just thought it "ok"."

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parksville User ID: 1598935 167250
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2011

"This salad is easy to make and delicious. A good side to barbecued foods. A keeper!"

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passitdown User ID: 3582532 155719
Reviewed May. 30, 2011

"Yummy! This recipe is really easy to make and so so good. I substituted celery for the onion."

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Donalee2 User ID: 1654265 171742
Reviewed May. 3, 2011

"I HAVEN'T TRIED THIS RECIPE BUT IT SOUNDS REALLY GOOD. I DON'T LIKE TO BUY READY MADE THINGS LIKE COLE SLAW IN THE STORE BECAUSE OF THE FAT AND SODIUM SO WHEN I MAKE IT WHICH I WILL I WILL MAKE MY OWN COLE SLAW. I LOVE SEAFOOD SALADS. WILL LET YOU KNOW HOW I LIKE IT. DONALEE2"

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BrEmEv User ID: 5230331 166668
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2010

"Good, Great, Fantastic!!!

I used a summer slaw that Farm Fresh has on their salad bar. It is made with cabbage, green peppers, onions and tomatoes. The coleslaw is a very unique twist and excellent addition to this salad. I make crab pasta salad often and never would have thought of this but it will always now be added. Thank you!"

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lssrls User ID: 1447889 97394
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2010

"Very good !!"

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Ronelle User ID: 1176299 131558
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2009

"Absolutely Wonderful Salad! I omit the creamy coleslaw and add 1 bag of cole slaw then add mayonnaise to our taste."

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gail stephens User ID: 3696905 69956
Reviewed May. 4, 2009

"Excellent!!!

Just pick up your favorite coleslaw from the deli and viola, you have a very delicious salad that is sure to impress.
Even my 'i hate seafood' husband loved this dish."

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klimekg User ID: 2023331 155717
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2009

"Very yummy!"

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