Cold Tuna Macaroni Salad

Cold Tuna Macaroni Salad


"A tuna and macaroni salad best served on a sunny summer day with a fresh muffin on the side."


1 h 30 m servings 499 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 499 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 22 g
  • 34%
  • Carbs:
  • 52.7g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 22.9 g
  • 46%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 38 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 495 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta until al dente, rinse under cold water and drain.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, tomatoes, celery and tuna.
  3. Prepare the dressing by whisking together the mayonnaise, salad dressing, sugar and pepper. Add to pasta salad, mix together, and refrigerate for 1 hour.
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  1. 159 Ratings


Excellent recipe! My fiance and I both loved this. Only suggestion is to add dressing slowly to pasta/tuna mix. It doesn't look like there's going to be enough at first, but it ends up a little...

I loved this with the following modifications: added chopped onion, fresh dill, and grated carrots instead of sugar. This is super easy and very fresh tasting and healthy. I am trying to eat m...

This is the first macaroni salad that I have ever made that has come out good. The family loved this. I just added 1/4 c of sour cream, green olives to your recipe. Also, I didn't need to use al...

My mom always made this dish for us on a warm summer evening and now I make it for my family. I serve it on a plate lined with crisp lettuce and place sliced tomato and sliced hard boiled eggs a...

A good, light meal. I like to mix a couple of chopped hard boiled eggs in too. The tomatoes can make it kind of wet if you don't eat it all right away.

I have 32 men from my husbands work that request this recipe two times a year for summer and christmas and we all rate this salad the best . As is. thanks lynne

This recipe is excellent! Along with the tuna, I added crabmeat and salad shrimp. My friends were full but continued to eat. They loved it.

I made this recipe last evening and something just didn't taste right with it. Maybe next time I will try ranch dressing instead of the italian.

Good recipe! I added a little chopped onion and a splash of fresh lemon juice. Yum!