Creamy Tuna Macaroni Salad

    28 min

    A very basic but very delicious pasta salad, made with tinned tuna, green pepper, celery and mayonnaise. Nice additions include garden peas, red pepper for colour, or spring onion.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 210g uncooked macaroni
    • 2 (185g) tins tuna, drained
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1 green pepper, chopped
    • 2 sticks celery, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons garlic granules
    • 340g mayonnaise
    • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
    • salt and ground black pepper to taste

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:8min  ›  Ready in:28min 

    1. Cook macaroni in a large pan of boiling salted water until al dente. Rinse under cold water, and drain.
    2. Mix tuna, onion, pepper, celery, garlic granules, mayonnaise, salt, pepper and mustard together in a large bowl. Add pasta, and mix well.

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    We loved this, even Scott who doesn't like cold pasta. I did make a coupld of changes. We used can chicken (don't like tuna)(I put in in a bowl and separated the chunks with a fork), used the little salad macaronies, red pepper instead of green and add chopped cucumber. We also used lite miracle whip instead of the mayo (we're not big mayo fans). I'd been looking for an easier way to make chicken mac salad and this was perfect. You couldn't even tell that the chicken was canned, and it was so much easier than boiling that chicken all day. thanks:-)  -  16 Apr 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Yum. I have made this twice now, the first time following it to a tee for (tuna macaroni) & the second time just looking for macaroni salad, in which I changed a bit. I used eggs instead of tuna, miracle whip instead of mayo, red peppers instead of green, and per my hubbys suggestion, ketchup instead of mustard (which was a suprisingly pleasnt change). We like it both ways! Thanks Jennie!  -  27 Dec 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Great recipe if you don't like a sweet macaroni salad. My husband who hates the normal sweet macaroni salad loves this. He said what ever you do don't lose this recipe. I used one can of tuna and three boiled eggs and only 1 tbls of garlic powder.  -  29 Nov 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)