Pea 'n' Crab Pasta Salad Recipe
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Pea 'n' Crab Pasta Salad Recipe

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This pretty pasta salad is jazzed up with crabmeat, spinach and peas. With crumbled feta and just the right amount of Italian dressing, it makes a hearty side dish or a satisfying main course served with bread alongside. -Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups uncooked medium pasta shells
  • 2-1/2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas, thawed
  • 1-1/2 cups imitation crabmeat
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup Italian salad dressing

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 198 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 310mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 10g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the spinach, peas and crab. Drain pasta and rinse in cold water. Stir into spinach mixture. Sprinkle with feta cheese. Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Pea 'n' Crab Pasta Salad in Quick Cooking September/October 2005, p37

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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MY REVIEW User ID: 6993142 227702
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2015

"My daughter loved to make this recipe over and over when she was a teenager and was trying her hand at learning to cook for our family of 5. Not only did she give me some needed breaks after a day's work, but the salad is quite tasty and indeed very quickly assembled--It originally came from "quick Cooking", previously a sister magazine of "Taste of Home". As the reviewer below indicated, other ingredients can be added to suit the preferences of other folks. I have gotten a bit tired of the same old Italian dressing, so I choose other types when I make it--many variations of vinaigrette dressings have hit the market in the past 10 years and provide more interesting flavor combinations, IMO."

yummy7 User ID: 4358876 115780
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2009

"You could also add cooked salmon flavored to your taste and thin sliced black olives, also bell or roasted red peppers, rinsed chick peas,shelled edamame, diced celery and maybe some flavored croutons just before serving for some additional flavors."

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