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Tuna Pasta Salad
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4.38 from 8 votes

Tuna Pasta Salad

A delicious and EASY tuna pasta salad recipe that utilizes pantry staples.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pantry Staples, Pasta Salad, Seafood, Tuna,
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 111kcal


  • 1 box small shell pasta
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise preferably Duke’s
  • ¾ cup Miracle Whip
  • ½ - 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1– 2 teaspoon dried dill
  • 2– 3 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 cans albacore tuna drained (wild caught, if you can)
  • 2– 3 tablespoon milk
  • ½ bag frozen peas


  • Boil noodles according to package directions in a bowl of heavily salted water. Drain and rinse with cold water before setting aside.
  • In a large bowl (or a big ol’ Tupperware), mix together the mayo, Miracle Whip, celery salt, dill, and sugar until smooth. Stir in tuna and make sure it’s broken up into little chunks.
  • Stir in pasta and toss to coat, adding milk until a creamy texture is reached. Stir in the peas (still frozen – just trust) and taste. Adjust seasoning as necessary, adding more celery salt or dill to taste. Place in fridge for at least 1 hour before serving.


*This isn’t really a super recipe-y recipe. Truly when I make the dressing I just do a big scoop of mayo and a big scoop of Miracle Whip, no measuring. Same thing with the spices and milk. This is old school and is about feel. When it’s right, you’ll know it. And love it. Enjoy!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 421mg | Potassium: 62mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg