Mom's Tuna Macaroni Salad for a crowd

barbara lentz


I'm always asked to bring this to family reunions and picnics. So delicious and easy to make. I came from a big family and growing up Mom used to make this just for the family.


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25 to 35
10 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


  • 32 oz
    box elbow macaroni
  • 1 large
    can tuna drained
  • 15 oz
    can sweet peas drained
  • 1 large
    jar pimentos drained
  • 10 oz
    jar dill relish
  • 1
    jumbo red onion diced
  • 8 large
    eggs boiled
  • 1 qt
    miracle whip
  • 1/2 c
    yellow mustard
  • 3 Tbsp
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 2 c
  • 3 Tbsp
    celery seed divided
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp

How to Make Mom's Tuna Macaroni Salad for a crowd


  1. Cook the macaroni in salted boiling water and drain and let cool down.
  2. Place the onion, pimentos, tuna, peas, and relish in a large bowl. Add the macaroni. Chop 5 of the eggs and add to the salad.
  3. In a separate bowl mix the Miracle whip, apple cider vinegar, mustard, sugar, 2 tbsp. celery seed, salt and pepper and milk. whisk until smooth,
  4. Pour over the macaroni mix and mix well until combined. slice the remaining eggs and lay over top. Sprinkle with paprika and the remaining celery seed.

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About Mom's Tuna Macaroni Salad for a crowd

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American

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