Tuna Macaroni Salad

Tuna Macaroni Salad is a classic potluck recipe and is so easy to throw together. It is creamy and delicious with lots of hard-boiled egg, peas, celery, onion, and sweet pickle relish. This simple pasta salad goes great with a sandwich, burgers, bbq chicken. You name it!

Tuna Macaroni Salad

This Tuna Macaroni Salad recipe easily feeds 10 to 12 people as a side and is perfect for your next picnic. There’s something about a cool and creamy recipe that really hits the spot during the hot summer months. And this Tuna Macaroni Salad only tastes better with time so feel free to make it a day or two in advance. If it has lost some of its creaminess, just stir another tablespoon or two of mayonnaise in before serving.

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Tuna Macaroni Salad is a really budget-friendly recipe. Adding a can of tuna to pasta salad gives it plenty of flavor and some protein without the expense of a more protein-laden recipe. Leftovers make a great lunch.

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Tuna Macaroni Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Tuna Macaroni Salad is a classic potluck recipe and is so easy to throw together. It is creamy and delicious with lots of hard-boiled egg, peas, celery, onion, and sweet pickle relish.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Southern
Servings: 10
Ingredients
  • 1 pound elbow pasta
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 3 hard boiled eggs, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 1 (12-ounce) can tuna, drained
  • 1 1/3 cups mayonnaise
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions, adding the peas the last minute of cooking time. Drain and rinse under cold water. Drain again and add to a large bowl.

  2. Add remaining ingredients and stir to mix.

  3. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Can be made a day in advance.

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