Mom's Tuna Mac Salad

barbara lentz


I grew up in a big family. My mom would always make this easy and delish macaroni salad. I remember her using a whole jar of miracle whip for the sauce. It was great.


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  • 16 oz
    elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
  • 14 oz
    can peas drained
  • 1 small
    can tuna drained
  • 1 large
    onion chopped
  • 8 large
    eggs boiled and peeled
  • 1 c
    cheddar cheese chopped small
  • 4 c
    miracle whip
  • 1/4 c
    yellow mustard
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 tsp
    each salt, celery seed, onion powder, and garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/4 c
  • 2 Tbsp

How to Make Mom's Tuna Mac Salad


  1. Mix first six ingredients together leaving 3 eggs for topping. Set aside.
  2. In separate bowl mix remaining ingredients except paprika until smooth. Pour over macaroni mixture and stir until well combined.
  3. Top with other 3 egg slices and sprinkle paprika on top. Refrigerate until well chilled.

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About Mom's Tuna Mac Salad

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

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