Best Tuna Pasta Salad

Sarah Farrand


Make no mistake.. this is the best tuna pasta salad you will make, taste, share, and treasure!


★★★★★ 2 votes

15 Min
10 Min
Stove Top


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  • 12 oz
    mini pasta shells
  • 12 oz
    chunk albacore tuna, drained
  • 1 c
    diced celery
  • 1 c
    diced green bell pepper (or 1 c frozen, thawed peas)
  • 1 c
  • 1 c
    miracle whip
  • 8 oz
    kraft cheese crumbles
  • ·
    salt and lots of pepper, to taste

How to Make Best Tuna Pasta Salad


  1. Cook your pasta al dente while prepping the rest of your ingredients. Drain. No need to cool before mixing in your ingredients, either.
  2. Mix all the ingredients in the biggest bowl you can find, including the salt and pepper to taste. Then add some more pepper and mix again!
  3. Chill at least 2 hours, but overnight is best. Because the dressings tend to tighten up a bit as the salad sits, you may need to add a bit more mayo/Miracle Whip just before serving. Enjoy!

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About Best Tuna Pasta Salad

Course/Dish: Pasta, Tuna Salads, Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #tuna, #pasta, #salad

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