Tuna and Macaroni Salad

  • Recipe By
  • Published Aug 7th
  • Ready In40m
  • Servings8
  • Calories420
This tuna and macaroni salad is a family favorite throughout the year. I like to make this the night before, refrigerate, and let the flavors blend together. Serve over lettuce or as a side dish.

Tuna and Macaroni Salad Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Tuna and Macaroni Salad for 8 servings:

  • 1 (12 ounce) package bow-tie pasta
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 (6 ounce) cans flaked tuna, drained
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 1/4 cup grated carrot
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, or more to taste
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

Tuna and Macaroni Salad Cooking Instructions

  • Prep20m
  • Cook20m
  • Ready In40m

To cook Tuna and Macaroni Salad, you need about 20 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Tuna and Macaroni Salad is about 20 minutes , and you can serve your Tuna and Macaroni Salad within 40 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Tuna and Macaroni Salad easily:

  1. 1 Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook bow-tie pasta at a boil, stirring occasionally, until almost tender, about 10 minutes. Add peas and continue cooking for 2 minutes. Drain pasta and peas and chill quickly by rinsing with cold water.
  2. 2 Transfer pasta and peas to a large bowl. Mix in tuna, celery, green onion, dill, and carrot until well blended.
  3. 3 Mix mayonnaise, mustard, salt, and pepper together in a small bowl. Blend into macaroni mixture.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You can use regular or light mayonnaise.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 420 calories; 23.3 grams of fat; 35.8 grams of carbohydrates; 17.8 grams of protein; 23 milligrams of cholesterol; 283 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Jul 30th 2019

    I used egg noodles instead of bow-tie and instead of fresh dill I used dill weed seasoning and regular mustard instead dejon mustard. And added a tish of half and half by cutting down mayo b ...

  2. Jul 28th 2019

    Made this for my mother and she loved it! It has just the right amount of mayo. I really liked it too and I don't even like peas...LOL Will make again for sure.

  3. Jun 12th 2019

    Very tasty & easy

  4. Jun 9th 2019

    Simply delicious!

  5. Jun 2nd 2019


  6. May 31st 2019

    We decided this would be delicious with chopped apples and topped with chow mein noodles on top. This is definitely a salad we will have all Summer!

  7. May 29th 2019

    I think any pasta dish like this is so good & refreshing. You can add anything to it! Very versatile.

  8. May 29th 2019

    I added baby shrimp, which was a welcome addition!!!