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Flavorful Crab Pasta Salad

 Flavorful Crab Pasta Salad
“After enjoying this recipe for years, I substituted fat-free mayonnaise and reduced-fat dressing one day,” shares Heather O’Neill from Dudley, Massachusetts. “I was just delighted to find it kept all the same wonderful flavor!”
6 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling


  • 8 ounces uncooked spiral pasta
  • 1 package (8 ounces) imitation crabmeat, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 cup fresh broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 3/4 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat Italian salad dressing
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


  • Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold
  • water. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, crab, peas, broccoli,
  • green pepper and onions. Combine the mayonnaise, salad dressing and
  • Parmesan cheese; pour over pasta mixture and toss to coat. Cover and
  • refrigerate for 2 hours or until chilled. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1-1/3 cups equals 251 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 746 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 12 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 1 lean meat.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.