Rating: 4.32 stars
162 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 88
  • 4 star values: 48
  • 3 star values: 19
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3

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

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • 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

360 calories; protein 10.2g; carbohydrates 19.9g; fat 26.9g; cholesterol 20.1mg; sodium 243.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (129)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2004
We loved this, even Scott who doesn't like cold pasta. I did make a coupld of changes. We used can chicken (don't like tuna)(I put in in a bowl and separated the chunks with a fork), used the little salad macaronies, red pepper instead of green and add chopped cucumber. We also used lite miracle whip instead of the mayo (we're not big mayo fans). I'd been looking for an easier way to make chicken mac salad and this was perfect. You couldn't even tell that the chicken was canned, and it was so much easier than boiling that chicken all day. thanks:-) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/05/2007
I followed this recipe exactly. There was too much garlic for my taste. Also, my house smelled of garlic for 3 days because of this recipe. I would not make this again, and would reccomend anyone else trying this recipe start with less garlic powder and add until it suits your taste. Read More
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162 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 88
  • 4 star values: 48
  • 3 star values: 19
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2004
We loved this, even Scott who doesn't like cold pasta. I did make a coupld of changes. We used can chicken (don't like tuna)(I put in in a bowl and separated the chunks with a fork), used the little salad macaronies, red pepper instead of green and add chopped cucumber. We also used lite miracle whip instead of the mayo (we're not big mayo fans). I'd been looking for an easier way to make chicken mac salad and this was perfect. You couldn't even tell that the chicken was canned, and it was so much easier than boiling that chicken all day. thanks:-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2003
Yum. I have made this twice now the first time following it to a tee for (tuna macaroni) & the second time just looking for macaroni salad in which I changed a bit. I used eggs instead of tuna miracle whip instead of mayo red peppers instead of green and per my hubbys suggestion ketchup instead of mustard (which was a suprisingly pleasnt change). We like it both ways! Thanks Jennie! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2007
Great recipe if you don't like a sweet macaroni salad. My husband who hates the normal sweet macaroni salad loves this. He said what ever you do don't lose this recipe. I used one can of tuna and three boiled eggs and only 1 tbls of garlic powder. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/05/2007
I followed this recipe exactly. There was too much garlic for my taste. Also, my house smelled of garlic for 3 days because of this recipe. I would not make this again, and would reccomend anyone else trying this recipe start with less garlic powder and add until it suits your taste. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/23/2003
We were entertaining some neighbors and I made this to go along with a brisket and red potatoes. I didn't have any tuna, so I left it out, but added chopped boiled eggs. Instead of celery, I like to add minced onions and some paprika. I've read over other macaroni salad recipes that add some cider vinegar to the mayo. I'm thinking that would give it a sweet and sour taste, which I think I might try when I DO make this again. My company loved it!! Thanks bunches Jennie. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2005
Made it first time and immediate realize that I must use honey Dijon mustard instead. I also added paprika and about 1 and 1/2 of table spoon of Dill pickle juice to taste. Without paprika and pickle juice it is kinda flat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2006
I was looking for a super easy lunch and this was perfect! I added a pinch of celery salt (my husband hates celery so we compromised) and took the advice on using a little bit of pickle juice. Very tasty!!! I will definitely use this recipe again!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2005
This has become my holy grail macaroni salad recipe. I took it to a church supper a couple of months ago and it was a big hit!! I did make a minor change in that I used Miracle Whip in place of the mayonnaise. Try it you won't be disappointed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2003
Excellent & quick!!!I've made this several times already and is so easy to make after I get home from work when I don't know what else to make. Very tasty! My mom and husband loved it too! I make this recipe now instead of the one I always used to make with eggs! Thanks!:) Read More
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