Chicken O The Sea Mac Salad / Cassies

Cassie *


This salad is delicious and one of my most requested...this is my very own sure there are versions out there like it...but I've made this salad for years...I finally took the time to measure everything out to post the recipe...I usually add about 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese as well...I didn't's also great with crab...

I always have to make a small bowl of this for my Dad when I'm making regular mac this is his fave...I hope you enjoy it as much as we do...

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8 - 10


20 Min


15 Min


Stove Top


2 - 2 1/2 c
macaroni , cooked according to package instructions - drain and rinse/ any combination of pasta - i like to mix them up
hard boiled eggs, i chop 4 and leave 1 for decoration
1 stalk
celery, sliced thin or chopped
1/2 c
fine shredded cheddar cheese - optional - i don't always use
1/4 c
green bell pepper, diced
1/4 c
sweet red pepper, diced
1/2 c
bread and butter sweet pickles, chopped
sweet onion, diced
1 c
frozen green peas, thawed
6 large
black olives, quartered
3 - 4 oz
cans white albacore tuna - drained


1 c
helmanns mayonnaise - i dont substitute
1/2 c
sour cream
1/4 c
sugar or if like sweeter use 1/2 cup
1 tsp
dry mustard
1 tsp
yellow mustard
1 Tbsp
red wine vinegar
1 tsp
dried dill
3 tablespoons, sweet relish
1 tsp
1 tsp
kosher salt
paprika for garnish

Directions Step-By-Step

Prepare pasta - drain and rinse.

In a large bowl, add the pasta, veggies, egg, tuna, peas, olives, pickles and eggs...toss lightly to mix trying not to break up the tuna to much.
In another bowl, whisk all of the dressing ingredients. I taste and adjust seasonings if needed. I usually have it right on as far as taste...
Pour the dressing over the Pasta mixture...toss lightly to blend well.I usually wait till right before serving to add sliced eggs and paprika, in case it needs more dressing.

Chill for at least 2 hours before serving.

Garnish with slices of egg and paprika.

Enjoy! It's delicious.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides, Tuna Salads, Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American