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Tuna Macaroni Salad Recipe

Tuna Macaroni Salad Recipe

"This jazzed-up tuna recipe came from a nutritionist I worked with at a prenatal clinic," writes Mary pat Eck from Cincinnati, Ohio. "It's so full of protein and flavor that we shared it with many of our clients."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup cooked small pasta shells
  • 1 can (6 ounces) light water-packed tuna, drained and flaked
  • 1 hard-cooked egg, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cubed cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons pickle relish, drained
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Lettuce leaves

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In another bowl, combine the mayonnaise, mustard and salt; stir into tuna mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Serve on lettuce-lined plates. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 347 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 156mg cholesterol, 1259mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 35g protein .

Reviews for Tuna Macaroni Salad

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Becksterpurple414 250357
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2016

"This was really tasty and easy This is my new go to recipe for tuna macaroni salad, everyone really loved it."

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az_jill 225759
Reviewed May. 2, 2015

"A great, easy, tasty recipe. Will definitely make again. Would possibly leave out cheese next time too. Thanks Mary!"

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jennt1981 65401
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2013

"A few months ago I gave birth to my second baby girl. During my pregnancy I made this recipe and was one happy mama. Next time I am going to use pepper jack cheese for a little heat!"

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hunkydoriest 65400
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2013

"Very good salad for a hot day. I made it as written, but next time would leave out the cheese...it really wasn't necessary."

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Marajean89 92751
Reviewed May. 8, 2013

"lite, easy, added onion and sweet pickles."

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Dailyn 160031
Reviewed May. 24, 2011

"I make this salad all the time. Of course I have to double by 4 to 6 because I take it to functions. I don't really modify it much. I do make extra dressing because overnight it can get a little dry."

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alevstar 93192
Reviewed May. 1, 2010

"easy to make and really tasty!!!"

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keverwann 143492
Reviewed May. 8, 2008

"I made it with finely diced 1/2 a poached chicken breast instead of tuna and shredded cheddar cheese instead of cubed and it turned out just as yummy as when I made it just like the recipe!"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.