Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad


My family has been making this for years, and it is my absolute favorite dish!

close up view of Macaroni Salad garnished with fresh herbs in a bowl
10 servings


  • 2 cups macaroni

  • 2 (5 ounce) cans tuna, drained

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped

  • 2 stalks celery, chopped

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

  • 1 ½ cups mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard

  • salt to taste

  • ground black pepper to taste


  1. Cook noodles in a large pot of boiling water until al dente. Rinse under cold water, and drain.

  2. Mix tuna, onion, bell pepper, celery, garlic powder, mayonnaise, salt and pepper, and mustard together in a large bowl. Add pasta, and mix well.

Editor's Note:

Less mayonnaise can be used for the dressing, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

360 Calories
27g Fat
20g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 360
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 34%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 244mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 11mg 55%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 191mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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