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Krab Salad + Deviled Egg Pasta Salad = New Favorite Salad!

Krabby Egg Pasta Salad

Krabby Deviled Egg Pasta Salad

My family loves my krab pasta salad and begs me to make it for every occasion, and even when there’s no occasion.  As much as I love the salad, I do get tired of it and want a different pasta salad.  The deviled egg macaroni salad I made recently was a nice change, but I wondered how successfully I could add imitation crab and meld the salads.  My P.S. suggested I call it crabby deviled egg pasta salad.

Ditalini works well for this dish, or small rings if you can't find the Ditalini

Ditalini works well for this dish, or small rings if you can’t find the Ditalini

I actually found the Ditalini pasta the deviled egg salad had suggested.  They were a nice size.  Small rings would also work fine if you can’t find the Ditalini.  I prepared it according to the box directions for al dente, drained it and set it aside in a large bowl.

Add pasta, diced eggs, black olives and drained pimentos to a large bowl

Add pasta, diced eggs, black olives and drained pimentos to a large bowl

I hard boiled 6 eggs and set them in cold water.  When they were room temp I peeled and diced them into the bowl of pasta.  I added the drained can of black olives and the drained jar of pimentos to the pasta bowl as well.

Add diced imitation crab, mustard, sweet pickle relish, paprika and mayo

Add diced imitation crab, mustard, sweet pickle relish, paprika and mayo

Next I added the sweet pickle relish, chopped fresh dill, paprika and mustard.  I added two cups of mayo and 1/2 cup of sour cream then decided to add another cup of mayo when it was a bit dry.

Stir well and refrigerate for several hours or overnight

Stir well and refrigerate for several hours or overnight

I stirred well, taste tested and added salt and pepper.  My salad was ready to be covered and refrigerated overnight.  Salads are always better the next day.

Krabby Egg Pasta Salad

Krabby Deviled Egg Pasta Salad

 

The salad was good!  I liked the change up of having the extra flavors in a krab pasta salad.  I think I still like the original best, but this one is definitely going to happen again from time to time.

Krabby Egg Pasta Salad

Krabby Deviled Egg Pasta Salad

Krabby Deviled Egg Pasta Salad

  • Servings: 10-12
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 16 oz Ditalini pasta or small rings
  • 6 hard boiled eggs; diced
  • 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • ½ cup black olives; sliced
  • 4 oz jar pimientos; drained
  • 3 tablespoons fresh dill; chopped
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoon mustard
  • 2 cups crab or imitation crab; chopped into 1/2″ pieces (I use imitation)
  • 1/2 cup tablespoons sour cream
  • 3 cups mayonnaise
  • cold milk, a few tablespoons if it is dry the next day
  • salt and pepper to taste
Prepare pasta according to the directions, drain and let cool completely.  I run cold water over it as it sits in the colander.

Prepare hard boiled eggs.  Cool in cold water, peel and dice.

In a large mixing bowl combine all the ingredients.  Mix until well blended.

Taste test, adding salt and pepper as desired.

Chill until ready to serve.  Best prepared a day in advance.

If it’s a bit dry, add milk.  I stirred about 1/4 cup into the salad the next day.

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