Cold Macaroni and Tuna Salad

Cold Macaroni and Tuna Salad


"This is a simple and good recipe that is great served on those hot summer days and can even be prepared the night before so that it is ready and cold when you come home from work the next day. My husband had never ate this until we got married and in the summer he requests it every other week. You can substitute chicken for the tuna and it is great that way also. You can also add: celery, onions, green pepper, pecan or walnuts. I serve it on a leaf of lettuce, for looks, with an assortment of crackers. Happy eating!"


2 h servings 392 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 392 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 11.5 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 44.3g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 26.4 g
  • 53%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 113 mg
  • 38%
  • Sodium:
  • 240 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Over medium heat, bring water to a full boil. Lower heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Immediately plunge eggs into cold water.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add macaroni pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and rinse under cold water.
  3. Put frozen peas into a colander and rinse with hot water; drain well. In a large bowl place the macaroni and peas. Peel eggs and dice them into the bowl. Put the tuna in the bowl, flaking it apart.
  4. Stir mayonnaise into the mixture a little at a time, so the mixture is moist but not soggy. Sprinkle the salt and pepper and mix one last time. Cover and refrigerate for a least one hour or overnight.
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  1. 155 Ratings


This was a very good starter recipe but it definitely needs a few extra ingredients to make it yummy! I omitted the peas and added diced celery, green onions, cubed cheddar cheese, and sweet re...

We use 1cup dry small shell pasta cooked and drained. Add a couple of dashes of dill weed,salt, pepper, and if desired dry minced onion or onion powder to taste, only one diced egg, 1 stalk of c...

This was a good salad, however it really needs the celery and green onions for texture and flavor. I felt the dressing needed something, so I added 3T of bottled Caesar dressing and a teaspoon o...

The very basic of all Tuna salad recipes. Try adding some or your own ingredients (ie. celery, onions) to make this recipe complete.

Great recipe. I didn't measure the mayo but rather dumped in tablespoons until I got the right consistency. I also added a little milk to make it a little creamier and a little onion adds a li...

This was nothing spectacular, just a very basic macaroni salad recipe. It definitely needs celery for that extra crunch. I added some spices, celery salt, cayenne, and garlic powder to kick it...

This is such a quick and easy meal. It definitely needs chopped onion for flavor. I also added a little lemon juice, some curry powder, and shredded cheddar cheese and it was delicious!

This is good, it was a little dry for my particular taste, but no biggie, I just added a little more mayo. I also used canned chicken breast (Swanson) instead of the tuna to please my picky chi...

"Good" and basic cold pasta salad. My boyfriend wouldn't touch it - he's not a huge fan of tuna but everyone else seemed to enjoy it. I used miracle whip instead of mayo (and added to taste). Al...