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Tuna and Macaroni Salad

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"This tuna and macaroni salad is a family favorite throughout the year. I like to make this the night before, refrigerate, and let the flavors blend together. Serve over lettuce or as a side dish."
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40 m servings 420
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook bow-tie pasta at a boil, stirring occasionally, until almost tender, about 10 minutes. Add peas and continue cooking for 2 minutes. Drain pasta and peas and chill quickly by rinsing with cold water.
  2. Transfer pasta and peas to a large bowl. Mix in tuna, celery, green onion, dill, and carrot until well blended.
  3. Mix mayonnaise, mustard, salt, and pepper together in a small bowl. Blend into macaroni mixture.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You can use regular or light mayonnaise.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 420 calories; 23.3 35.8 17.8 23 283 Full nutrition

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I did the unthinkable and made this recipe as written.

Very tasty & easy

I used egg noodles instead of bow-tie and instead of fresh dill I used dill weed seasoning and regular mustard instead dejon mustard. And added a tish of half and half by cutting down mayo by a ...

Simply delicious!

We decided this would be delicious with chopped apples and topped with chow mein noodles on top. This is definitely a salad we will have all Summer!

I added baby shrimp, which was a welcome addition!!!

I added a can of shrimp instead, it was really good!

Like Nel did, we added a handful of pre-cooked salad shrimp then made as directed in the recipe. If you use shrimp, toss with a pinch of red pepper and let sit while the pasta is cooking.