Tasty Pasta Tuna Salad

This Tasty Pasta Tuna Salad is a great alternative to your typical macaroni salad. A nice addition to your pasta salad collection

Tasty Pasta Tuna Salad

When I was a kid growing up, my mom often made me tuna fish sandwiches for lunch. Head on over to my Lemon Pepper Tuna Fish Sandwich to find out more.

Over the years though I burnt out on tuna fish and probably didn’t have any for a decade or more. And then came along this Tasty Pasta Tuna Salad.

Recently I attended a BBQ and had to bring a side dish. I was tired of always making Macaroni Salad so I decided to make this pasta tuna salad. Needless to say, it was a hit with everyone at the BBQ!

Apparently, there are some people out there that don’t like peas. If you are any of your guests hate peas as my wife does, you can either omit them or replace with different veg like chopped broccoli.

Now you are probably wondering how to make the perfect hard-boiled egg. Here’s how I like to do it.

Fill a pot with cold water. Add the eggs ensuring they are covered with water. Bring the water to a boil. Turn off the heat and cover and let sit for 13 minutes. Not 12 minutes. Not 14 minutes. 13 minutes.

Remove the eggs from the pot and place them in an ice bath for 5 minutes. This will prevent the eggs from cooking further AND make them easier to peel. Voila!

Make sure you cook the pasta Al Dente according to the directions on the package. You don’t want your pasta salad to be too mushy. Unless you like it like that I guess.

Looking for more pasta salad recipes? Check out my fabulous collection of Salad Recipes. My California Pasta Salad and Taco Pasta Salad are some of my favorites.

You will need the following ingredients to make this Pasta Tuna Salad recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Pasta, Peas, White Tuna in Water, Cheddar Cheese, Hard Boiled Egg, Green Chilies, Mayonnaise, Mustard, White Sugar and Salt & Pepper.

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine macaroni, peas, tuna, cheese, egg, chilies and mayonnaise together.
  2. Add mustard, sugar, salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Serve chilled on a bed of lettuce or for a delicious sandwich or as a side dish!

Printable Recipe Card

Tasty Pasta Tuna Salad

Tasty Pasta Tuna Salad

This Tasty Pasta Tuna Salad is a great alternative to your typical macaroni salad. A nice addition to your pasta salad collection
4.67 from 6 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course Salads, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 245 kcal

Equipment

  • Bowl for Mixing

Ingredients
 

  • 2 Cups Pasta, cooked
  • 1 Cup Peas, cooked
  • 10 oz White Tuna in Water
  • ½ Cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • 1 Hard-Boiled Eggs, chopped
  • ½ Cup Green Chilies, diced
  • 2 Tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp Yellow Mustard
  • 1 Tbsp White Sugar
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a mixing bowl, combine macaroni, peas, tuna, cheese, egg, chilies and mayonnaise together.
  • Add mustard, sugar, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve chilled on a bed of lettuce or for a delicious sandwich or as a side dish!

Nutrition

Calories: 245kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 19gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 337mgPotassium: 263mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 170IUVitamin C: 1.5mgCalcium: 92mgIron: 2.1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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  1. Patricia says:

    Very tasty. My family loves tuna, so decided to make this tuna pasta salad. Very good and great for a bar-b-que or for lunch.