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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.

Tuna Macaro9ni Salad makes a classic picnic side

 

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.

Tuna Macaroni Salad make a quick and easy picnic side.

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Tuna Macaroni Salad

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.
PREP: 15 mins
TOTAL: 15 mins
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

  • 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.
  • Add remaining ingredients and stir to mix.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve. Can be made a day in advance.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Southern

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36 thoughts on “Tuna Macaroni Salad”

  1. I love this recipe! It’s so easy & quick to make! It tastes great right after you make it as well as after it’s refrigerated!

  2. I did change a couple of things in this recipe.
    I didn’t add peas, hubby doesn’t like them. I don’t like olives so no olives. I used green onions, lots of the green part. Added diced mini colored sweet peppers and 6 eggs, yolks only.
    It’s delicious!!!

  3. I have no idea how people can accurately rate a recipe if they made a bunch of changes before they even try the original!

    1. I agree. Some people always seem to do that on recipe pages. Recipe like it is, was yummy to me and my family… People should do their own recipes and share then if they want to change a bunch of things on recipes posted. 😆

  4. I replaced the sweet pickle relish with Dill Pickle Relish. Sugar on tuna isn’t very appealing. Otherwise delicious.

  5. I went with the other recommendations and added mustard, then I also added dill relish and white balsamic vinegar similar to what I wd do with potato salad or tuna salad by itself. I sauteed the onions and used yellow ones to make them milder bc someone said the red ones were too much. It is very yummy and the proportions are just right! TY!

    1. I’m curious has to how you can change the entire recipe and then give it a 4? You shouldn’t be rating it as it is now a different recipe.

    2. I’m curious has to how you can change the entire recipe and then give it a 4? You shouldn’t be rating it as it is now a different recipe.

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