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East Creamy Tuna Pasta Salad prescription it’s one of our favorite versions of a classic tuna salad!

Crumbly tuna, tender dough, a little cheese and a handful of peas are dressed in a simple creamy dressing with a hint of dill.

This pasta salad recipe is great in hot weather for quick meals or even potlucks!

A Favorite Recipe for Tuna Pasta Salad

  • This pasta salad is both Soon Y simple to do.
  • Applications everyday ingredients you probably have it on hand.
  • Can be he was ahead weather that makes it perfect for a picnic, barbecue dinner, or even an easy dinner.
  • Add your favorite vegetables, cheeses, herbs and dressings.


  • Tuna – Choose the tuna that is put in water so that it does not grease the rest of the salad and drain it well. Solid or chunky albacore tuna will have larger chunks and a slightly more delicate flavor, while light tuna has smaller chunks.
  • Pasta – Use a medium sized pasta like rotini or conchiglie for the ridges to grab the topping!
  • Additional Components – Celery, green onions, peas, and cheddar cheese add texture and flavor to this salad. Try red bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, or parsley, if you like.

An easy seasoning

Few ingredients are enough for this dressing.

  • Mayonnaise is the creamy base of this recipe.
  • Sour cream adds flavor (use Greek yogurt to lighten it up a bit).
  • Sweet dressing, dill, and vinegar add sweetness and flavor.
  • Variations:
    • Swap the sweet pickle dressing for chopped pickles.
    • Add fresh dill instead of dried.
    • Add a dollop of Dijon, some smoked paprika, or a splash of cayenne pepper if you like.

do you have tuna?

Here are some of our favorite ways to make a can of tuna for a great meal!

How to make pasta salad with tuna

Making a pasta salad is not difficult! With a little prep work and three simple steps, you can have this salad ready in 30 minutes!

  1. Cook the Pasta: Boil the pasta in a large pot with water and prepare the sauce. (per recipe below).
  2. Mixed dressing: Combine the ingredients for the dressing in a large bowl.
  3. Combine and refrigerate: Add the chilled pasta and other ingredients to the bowl and gently mix to combine. Refrigerate for one hour.

Whether made ahead of time or fresh to eat, keep it cold until ready to serve.

keep it creamy

As the pasta salad sits, the pasta will soak in the dressing. This is great because it adds flavor to the salad (which is why it’s recommended to refrigerate before serving).

Be sure to generously season the salad so it stays nice and creamy as the dressing absorbs.

Serving, storage and leftovers

when service outdoors, place the salad in a bowl on an ice tray or plate to keep it cold. Stir often to keep everything cold!

Store tuna pasta salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days, making it great for lunches.

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Creamy Tuna Pasta Salad

This creamy salad combines pasta and tuna to create the perfect light side dish for lunch or dinner! With the addition of pickles, cheese, and peas, it’s sure to be a hit!

Preparation time 20 minutes

Cooking time 10 minutes

Total time 30 minutes

  • Combine all the ingredients for the dressing and reserve.

  • Cook pasta al dente according to package directions. Rinse under cold water to stop cooking.

  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.

  • Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients.

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Calories: 431 | Carbs: 28g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 406mg | Potassium: 237mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 600 IU | Vitamin C: 8.7mg | Calcium: 175mg | Iron: 1.5mg

The nutritional information provided is an estimate and will vary depending on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

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