Dad's Tuna Macaroni Salad

Dad's Tuna Macaroni Salad Recipe

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Samantha Orso


My dad "Bear" used to make this when I was little. I remember he used to put peas in it ( god how I hated those ) I have since taken them out of the recipe but feel free to add them in if you so choose.

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15 Min
15 Min


1 box
16 oz elbow macaroni
2-3 can(s)
tuna in water
2 c
mayonnaise( do not use miricle whip)
1 jar(s)
pimento stuffed green olives (sliced or salad style)
celery salt (to tastes)

How to Make Dad's Tuna Macaroni Salad


  • 1All measurements in this recipe are approximate we really never measured anything just did it to our liking.
  • 2Cook macaroni noodles to al dente, drain and rinse with cold water to stop cooking process.
  • 3Once pasta is cool open and drain tuna and place in a large mixing bowl with pasta.
  • 4Add mayonnaise until salad is creamy.
  • 5Add olives and mix salad well. Once salad is mixed well season with celery salt to desired flavor is achieved.

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About Dad's Tuna Macaroni Salad

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Other Tag: Quick & Easy