Tuna Macaroni Salad

Tuna Macaroni Salad Recipe

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Cindy French


My Mom always made this when I was growing up. With seven kids, it was a very economical, cool and creamy addition to any meal. Really adapts well to additions such as bell peppers, grape tomatoes, olives, celery, etc. Great served on a bed of lettuce with saltine crackers. If you like a moister salad, add a splash of milk and stir. Recipe doubles well, great for large gatherings, try it at your next pitch-in!


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8 - 10
20 Min
10 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 lb
    macaroni, elbow
  • 1 medium
    onion, chopped
  • 4 can(s)
    tuna, packed in water (drained) 5 oz
  • 2 c
    miracle whip
  • 2 Tbsp
    parsley flakes
  • 2 Tbsp
    garlic and herb seasoning
  • 1 small
    splash of milk to coat evenly

How to Make Tuna Macaroni Salad


  1. Cook macaroni according to pkg directions for salad. Rinse with cold water and drain.
  2. Using a large bowl, add remaining ingredients and stir well. Refrigerate at least 2 hours to chill. Stir well before serving. May need to add a splash of milk to add moisture as pasta absorbs.

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About Tuna Macaroni Salad

Course/Dish: Tuna Salads, Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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