Evacuation Tuna & Pasta Salad

Evacuation Tuna & Pasta Salad


"Living on the coast we are sometimes forced to evacuate during hurricane season. Put this pasta salad in a covered container, and throw it in the cooler. It's a full meal in one bowl. It's easy to serve. Spoon it up into a cup and eat it in the car, camper, or in our case, a motel room! That's why we call it Evacuation Tuna & Pasta Salad."


30 m servings 314 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 314 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 13.9 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 27.4g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 20.5 g
  • 41%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 109 mg
  • 36%
  • Sodium:
  • 468 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and cool.
  2. In a large bowl, combine pasta, eggs, tuna Cheddar cheese, celery, onion, roasted red pepper, and lima beans. Whisk together mayonnaise, lemon juice, and paprika. Season with salt. Pour dressing over pasta mixture, and mix together.
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  1. 22 Ratings


Hubby has a bad cold, and this has always been his comfort food of choice. Stuck with no car today, I had to rely solely on ingredients in my pantry. Because this is such a basic recipe, this fi...

I have made this recipe twice since April - my family loves it! It calls for the perfect amount of everything, including the mayo. It is a perfect balance of crunchy and substance (pasta / bean...

Simple and delicious! I really enjoyed making and eating this recipe, it was easy and filling. I added plenty of fresh ground pepper but skipped the lima beans and used less mayo. It actually lo...

Sorry but this wasn't for me. I tried adding garlic powder, then salt & pepper, then more cheese, & I even tried heating it but it just didn't have much flavor.

If you notice the date, today is the day Rita stormed on shore and we are not close to recovering from Katrina. I was looking through pasta recipes and the name of this recipe caught my eye. I...

Made this the other day for a potluck at work and also for home.Not one complaint. The sun dried tomoatoes add a nice flavor and my daughter who is so picky with dressings said we could use it a...

I made this for a wedding rehearsal potluck and it was a huge hit. It was very easy to make and very tasty. Thanks for the great recipe!!

I was looking for a tuna and pasta salad recipe. I came across this recipe the day after a large earthquake struck us. The title caught my eye and I had to try it. My husband and I really enj...

easy and taste great-I used frozen pea -instead of lima beans-it was great!