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Classic Tuna Macaroni Salad Recipe for Two

This Classic Tuna Macaroni Salad Recipe is easy, delicious, and quick, ready in just 15 minutes. Perfectly cooked pasta or macaroni is tossed with solid white albacore tuna, sweet onion, peas, and a creamy mayo and sour cream dressing.

Classic Tuna Macaroni Salad

 

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This small batch recipe makes a great side dish or main dish. Throw it in your summer picnic basket for two or serve it at your next intimate barbecue.

 

I highly recommend using canned solid white albacore tuna in this recipe. Regular canned tuna is way mushier. Solid white albacore will cost a tiny bit more but it’s worth it because the meat stays chunky and holds together much better.

 

Dice the onion and set aside.

diced sweet onions on a cutting board

 

Cook the pasta according to the package directions.

shell pasta boiling in a pan with wooden spoon

 

Empty the pasta into a colander to drain, rinse well with cold water, and then drain again.

 

Place the pasta into a medium bowl.

 

Add the oil and tuna to the cooked noodles. Toss to coat.

shell pasta and chunk tuna in a bowl with orange spatula

 

Stir in the mayo, sour cream, salt, pepper and mustard.

mayo mixture mixed into shell pasta and tuna in a bowl

 

Fold in the onion and frozen peas. The peas will thaw within minutes. Do not thaw or cook them ahead of time.

tuna macaroni salad mixed in a bowl

 

Place into the refrigerator to chill until ready to serve.

 

Classic Tuna Macaroni Salad Recipe for Two

 

 

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Classic Tuna Macaroni Salad Recipe small batch
Classic Tuna Macaroni Salad
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
This Classic Tuna Macaroni Salad Recipe is easy, delicious, and quick, ready in just 15 minutes. Perfectly cooked pasta or macaroni is tossed with albacore chunk white tuna, sweet onion, peas, and a creamy mayo and sour cream dressing.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pasta salad, tuna macaroni salad
Servings: 2
Calories: 977 kcal
Author: Zona
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup sweet onion or red onion
  • 1 cup uncooked pasta any shape
  • 1 can solid white albacore tuna 5 oz can, drained
  • 1 Tablespoon oil
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon regular mustard
  • 1/3 cup frozen peas do not thaw
Instructions
  1. Dice the onion and set aside.
  2. Cook the pasta according to the package directions.
  3. Empty the pasta into a colander to drain, rinse well with cold water, and then drain again.
  4. Place the pasta into a medium bowl.
  5. Add the oil and tuna to the cooked noodles. Toss to coat.
  6. Stir in the mayo, sour cream, salt, pepper and mustard.
  7. Fold in the onion and frozen peas. The peas will thaw within minutes. Do not thaw or cook them ahead of time.

  8. Place into the refrigerator to chill until ready to serve.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

I highly recommend using canned solid white albacore tuna in this recipe. Regular canned tuna is way mushier. Solid white albacore will cost a tiny bit more but it’s worth it because the meat stays chunky and holds together much better.

Nutrition Facts
Classic Tuna Macaroni Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 977 Calories from Fat 603
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 67g 103%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 1395mg 58%
Potassium 442mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 57g 19%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 5g
Protein 31g 62%
Vitamin A 5.4%
Vitamin C 12.9%
Calcium 4.5%
Iron 12.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This Classic Tuna Macaroni Salad Recipe is easy, delicious, and quick, ready in just 15 minutes. Perfectly cooked pasta or macaroni is tossed with albacore chunk white tuna, sweet onion, peas, and a creamy mayo and sour cream dressing. This small batch recipe makes a great side dish or main dish. Throw it in your summer picnic basket for two or serve it at your next intimate barbecue. #TunaMacaroniSalad #TunaSalad #PastaSalad #SideDishForTwo #SmallBatch #tuna

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