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Tuna Pasta Salad Recipe

Arlene Mobley - Flour On My Face
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.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 275 kcal

Ingredients  

  • 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
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 stalk celery diced
  • 2 large 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
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Instructions 

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

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Recipe Expert Tips

  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 802mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1046IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg
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