Rating: 4.11 stars
27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

This is very simple macaroni salad recipe that uses canned tuna and vegetables. I take this to my family outings.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta until al dente, rinse under cold water and drain.

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  • In a large bowl, combine pasta, tuna, peas and carrots.

  • Whisk together the salad dressing mix, mayonnaise and milk. Stir into pasta mixture. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.

Nutrition Facts

677 calories; protein 25.1g; carbohydrates 71.2g; fat 31.9g; cholesterol 28.1mg; sodium 717.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (27)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/14/2004
This is better if you omit the canned veggies and milk add 2 Tablespoons minced fresh onions 2 tablespoons of sweet relish and a cup of frozen petite peas. Read More
(24)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/29/2002
This didn't really turn out as well as I had hoped it would. You really couldn't taste the ranch flavoring with the amount called for in the recipe and you definitely did not need the milk. Also fresh vegetables would have been much better. I won't make this again at least not without several changes. Read More
(25)
27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 2 stars
08/29/2002
This didn't really turn out as well as I had hoped it would. You really couldn't taste the ranch flavoring with the amount called for in the recipe and you definitely did not need the milk. Also fresh vegetables would have been much better. I won't make this again at least not without several changes. Read More
(25)
Rating: 4 stars
01/14/2004
This is better if you omit the canned veggies and milk add 2 Tablespoons minced fresh onions 2 tablespoons of sweet relish and a cup of frozen petite peas. Read More
(24)
Rating: 4 stars
01/08/2007
Like many other reviews I omitted the milk and carrots and used frozen peas.... it's five stars with the changes! Read More
(21)
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
I've made this one a few times. It is very easy and tastes great. It's a crowd pleaser! Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
09/12/2006
This definitely helped me to get started. I used frozen peas no carrots. I posted my own version. Look it up under Cold Tuna an Mac Salad. Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
01/14/2004
you can omit the carrots without a problem. the ranch dressing gives a unique flavoring! Read More
(12)
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Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2006
VERY easy and delicious! Entire family enjoyed very much! (Used frozen peas instead and omited the carrots) Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2006
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Rating: 3 stars
06/30/2011
This was okay (wouldn't want to use canned vegetables though). I used fresh carrots that I boiled the last 5 minutes with my pasta and thawed frozen peas. Instead of the mayo milk and mix I used prepared ranch dressing. Along with salt and pepper I added onion salt and garlic powder. It was a little bland but it made a good lunch. Read More
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