Grandma Wells' Tuna Macaroni Salad

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Katrina Freed

By
@Kat19702

For decades I called this my birthday salad. Every year for as long as I can remember that is when we served it. My mother's recipe was enough different than mine that I can call it my own, but I can't make this without thinking of her. Thanks, mama!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Creamy, full of texture and flavor, we loved this tuna macaroni salad. The chunks of white tuna make this a hardy salad. Onion and celery add a nice crunch. We really enjoyed the slightly sweet pop of flavor from the peas. In the warmer months, this will make a nice light lunch or dinner. Perfect for potlucks and picnics too. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 5 votes

Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 3 c
    elbow macaroni, uncooked
  • 1 box
    baby peas, frozen (about 3 cups)
  • 1 can(s)
    solid white tuna packed in water (large family size can)
  • 5 oz
    cheddar cheese, cubed
  • 2 Tbsp
    sweet pickle relish
  • 1/2
    red onion
  • 3 - 4
    celery stalks
  • 1 c
    real mayonaise
  • ·
    salt and pepper, to taste

How to Make Grandma Wells' Tuna Macaroni Salad

Step-by-Step

  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions.
  2. Place frozen peas in a colander and run warm water over them to thaw; then drain well.
  3. When macaroni is done, rinse well in cold water to cool.
  4. Place all ingredients in a very large mixing bowl. Mix well.
  5. Chill, then serve.

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