Crab Pasta Salad


"This is a wonderfully simple, delicious recipe! It is always a big hit when I make it at home. Do not be alarmed at the bottle size for the salad dressing, the pasta soaks it up!"


servings 526 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 526 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 25.9 g
  • 40%
  • Carbs:
  • 64.6g
  • 21%
  • Protein:
  • 14.1 g
  • 28%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 1302 mg
  • 52%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cook pasta in boiling salted water until al dente. Drain and rinse.
  2. In a large bowl combine the broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, chives, crabmeat and pasta. Pour entire bottle of oil and vinegar salad dressing over all and toss to coat.
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  1. 25 Ratings


Christy,I tried this recipe. But by accident I bought a Dressing called Henderickson's. It's a Sweet Vinegar & Olive Oil Dressing. It was heaven! Everyone loved it. I think the sweetness along ...

Good stuff! Especially on a hot summer day. I did change the recipe a bit for my taste. I add 16 oz of crab meat instead of 8 oz. I also used less cauliflower & broccoli, and opted for 3 to...

I made this for a bridal shower recently, and it was a sure hit. I didn't have any Italian dressing on hand, so I mixed in olive oil, spiced Balsmic vinegar (garlic with sun-dried tomatoes) wit...

The dressing over powers the flavor of the crab and 2 cups is too much. But I will make again with less dressing.

This is a great summer salad. I especially like the crab. I use Paul Newmans Balsamic Vinagar Dressing. i tried another but it just didn't give it the flavor it needed.

This was yummy. I made it the way it was described I just added a bit more crab. I took it to work for salad day and everyone loves it!! This is my new pasta salad!

This was good. But it did lack something. I tried salt and cheese, that didn't help. It's a good church picnic food.

Agreed it just needs a little more umph. Added some sea salt and that helped bring out the flavor. Hmmmm....

Three demerits for not using real crab meat. Almost took off another one for using bottled salad dressing. Make your own from scratch - it's worth it!