Rinny's Cavatappi Salad

Classic mac salad, loaded with goodness, I hope you all like it!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs
12 servings


  • 5 cups cavatappi pasta

  • 1 cup creamy salad dressing (such as Miracle Whip®)

  • ¼ cup sour cream

  • ¼ cup pickle juice

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons honey-Dijon mustard

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¾ teaspoon garlic salt

  • ¾ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 3 large hard-boiled eggs, chopped

  • 1 large sweet onion (such as Vidalia®), chopped

  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped

  • 2 stalks celery, chopped

  • 1 cup cubed Cheddar cheese

  • 1 cup cubed fully cooked ham

  • 1 (5 ounce) can flaked tuna, drained


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook cavatappi in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain, run under cold water, and drain again. Set aside until completely cooled.

  2. Combine salad dressing, sour cream, pickle juice, sugar, mustard, salt, garlic salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Add eggs, onion, bell pepper, celery, Cheddar cheese, ham, and tuna. Mix in cooled pasta until well combined. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

291 Calories
14g Fat
28g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 291
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 833mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 18mg 90%
Calcium 105mg 8%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 157mg 3%

* 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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