A serving of creamy Tuna Pasta Sald recipe on a vintage Fiesta ware plate

Tuna Pasta Salad Recipe


Tuna Pasta Salad Recipe

Creamy Tuna Pasta Salad Recipe is perfect whenever you need a side dish recipe that can feed the family or a crowd. Take it to your next pot luck or family barbecue.



  • 8 oz pasta, cooked and drained well (I used a spiral type pasta. you could also use bow tie pasta see notes)
  • 15 oz can peas, drained
  • small onion, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
  • 5 oz can albacore tuna in water, drained well
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 cup mayonnaise (I used Hellman’s Mayonaise)


  1. Boil the pasta following the directions on the package. Drain the pasta and run cold water over until the pasta is cold.
  2. Place the pasta in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Open the can of peas and drain well. Add the drained peas to the bowl with the cooked pasta.
  4. On a plastic cutting mat and dice the small onion and the celery stalk. Add the diced onion and celery to the mixing bowl with the pasta and peas.
  5. On a plastic cutting mat dice the small onion and the celery stalk.
  6. Peel the hardboiled eggs and chop. Add the chopped hardboiled egg to the bowl of pasta.
  7. Open the can of tuna fish and drain well. Add the tuna fish to the bowl of other ingredients.
  8. Add the salt and pepper to the bowl.
  9. Measure one cup of mayonnaise and add to the bowl.
  10. Using a large mixing spoon mix the ingredients until well combined.
  11. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve. Maybe made a day ahead before serving.
  12. Makes 8 servings.


  • If using a large pasta noodle like bow tie pasta use the entire 16 oz box to make this recipe.
  • Always keep pasta salads made with mayonnaise¬†and tuna well chilled when serving.
  • Category: Pasta Salad Recipes
  • Method: Mixed
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe
  • Calories: 423
  • Fat: 26.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Fiber: 2.6g
  • Protein: 15.2g

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