Simple Tuna Pasta Salad
20 mins (prep 20)
8 ingredients
6-8 servings
Some of the best recipes are the most simple. This is one of those. I prefer it just as written, but you may add any ingredients you choose such as chopped onion, scallions, chives, water chestnuts, chopped hard-boiled eggs, lemon-pepper, dill, parsley, etc. I often take this to potlucks when I need a quick and easy (and economical) dish. I've never had to take home left-overs. Tuna pasta salads can be found at many pot lucks. Albacore tuna is plentiful on the Pacific Coast, and this recipe represents the Western U.S.

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  • 12 ounces macaroni, cooked and drained
  • 12 ounces canned chunk albacore tuna, drained
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup frozen green pea, thawed
  • 1 1/2 cups miracle whip (this amount is an estimate, you'll need enough to make the salad creamy)


Serving Size (59.03 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 210.36 Calories from Fat 7.74
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.86g 7.9%
Saturated Fat 0.16g 4.71%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 3.4mg 0.85%
Total Carbohydrate 42.34g 84.68%
Dietary Fiber 1.81 g 43.55%
Sugars 1.51 g %
Protein 7.39g 88.72%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 11.91mg% Iron 1.87mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
albacore tuna, chopped celery, green pea, salt and pepper