Total Time
Prep 45 mins
Cook 10 mins

A nurse I worked with always brought this to our "pot lucks". So simple, but really good.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb pasta, cooked
  • 1 bag frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 1 bottle ranch dressing
  • 12 lb crabmeat, substitute, chopped


  1. Toss together and enjoy.


Most Helpful

This is a great, easy, good tasting light pasta salad. I had a housefull of workmen in my house today, and my access to the kitchen was limited. I am not a crab eater, even though DH is. I had some grilled chicken in my freezer, and I substituted that for the crab. This was all we had for lunch, and it was satisfying and tasted so good. Thanks Kim, for posting this recipe. I will make it again. I am also sending it to my daughter because they have pot luck at her workplace often.

Miss Annie May 08, 2002

Great salad. I used a small bag of peas. More peas than my family liked. Will use 10oz box next time. Really easy to make. Taste even better the next day. Will make again.

JOHN DELANEY June 12, 2002

I liked this, but I did not love it. I had to add quite a bit of salt and pepper, and it still seemed like it was missing something.

Laura O. September 07, 2007

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