Tuna Pasta Salad
Total TimePrep: 15 min. + chilling
- 1 package (7 ounces) small pasta shells, cooked and drained
- 1 can (6 ounces) tuna, drained and flaked
- 1 large carrot, shredded
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup 2% milk
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
- 1 teaspoon dill weed
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- In a large salad bowl, combine the pasta, tuna, carrot and onion. Combine remaining ingredients; whisk until smooth. Pour over pasta mixture; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 551 calories, 35g fat (5g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 709mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 18g protein.
Apr 15, 2017
I have made this numerous times and the whole family likes it. I always add twice as much tuna as a recipe calls for in order to get enough protein for each family member and this recipe was no exception. And since my husband--raised in the South--likes things to be spicy, I frequently add in about a teaspoon or two of Tiger Sauce to "up the ante" just for him. Naturally, you don't have to do this--it's perfectly fine without the Tiger Sauce.
Jun 16, 2016
This is the only pasta salad with mustard that my picky husband will eat! Our six kids loved it when they were growing up. I added 1 cup of shredded or cubed cheese (used various flavors--cheddar, Colby, pepper jack) depending on what I had on hand. Never any leftovers! Be sure to chill it before serving.
Jun 15, 2016
I made this recipe just as it was written, and it was just o.k.. I think it might've been better with a bit more salt,pepper, and maybe a little garlic powder. i also have to agree with PeppiK, it's more of a Pasta Salad with tuna added instead of the other way around.
Oct 17, 2015
It is a nice pasta salad but not a tuna with pasta salad. More like a pasta salad with tuna added. I did add 2 cans of tuna and cut back on the milk as it was just too much for our taste. I bet this would be good with salmon too.
Jul 17, 2015
I have made this salad many times. It is a refreshing change from ordinary pasta salads, in that it has tuna for added protein and Omega 3's. It is easy to assemble and I have never had a complaint when I have served it. If there are any leftovers, makes a great summer lunch.
Jun 8, 2015
I have been making this for years. It is a family favorite.
May 29, 2015
This is one of our favorites. Great for a potluck. Good the way it is, but I've also added diced boiled eggs and/or sliced olives. Easy to adapt to depending on who you're serving. I've only ever used light mayo and it tastes fine and reduces the fat. You won't be sorry you tried it.
Apr 13, 2013
My husband and sister really loved this recipe. I didn't have carrots so I used celery and red pepper. It was wonderful.
Mar 23, 2013
Love this salad. Easy to make and tasty. Especially good after sitting overnight.
Nov 9, 2012
Luv this salad.I will try this dressing with other ingredients to.Thanks for recipe!!
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