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seafood pasta salad in white bowl

Best Seafood Pasta Salad Recipe (with Imitation Crab)

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: side
  • Method: none
  • Cuisine: American


Seafood Pasta Salad is an easy and delicious summer side dish mad with elbow pasta, imitation crab meat, celery, and the perfect combinations of dressing and spices.


  • 16 ounce box elbow pasta, cooked and cooled
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 16 ounces imitation crabmeat, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise (Miracle Whip is fine too)
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon Juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning


  1. Cook the pasta al dente in a large pot according to package instructions. Drain pasta and run cold water over the pasta to cool it and fully drain in a colander.
  2. Add pasta, chopped celery, and chopped crab meat into a large mixing bowl and stir.
  3. In a separate bowl combine remaining ingredients to form the dressing. Stir to mix then pour over the pasta mixture and stir to coat.
  4. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.


Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 370
  • Sugar: 3.4 g
  • Sodium: 592.8 mg
  • Fat: 21.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 31.1 g
  • Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 12.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 48.2 mg

Keywords: seafood pasta salad with imitation crab meat

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