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Pea 'n' Crab Pasta Salad Recipe

Pea 'n' Crab Pasta Salad Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (prepared with fat-free salad dressing) equals 198 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 310 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 10 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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