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Tuna Pasta Salad on a white serving
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Creamy Tuna Pasta Salad

Creamy Tuna Pasta Salad is hearty, flavorful, and makes a great side dish or light meal. Perfect for parties, potlucks or picnics and is sure to be a crowd favorite.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Global
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 218kcal


  • 1 cup uncooked fusilli pasta
  • 1 can (6.35 ounces) tuna, drained well
  • 1/4 cup gherkins pickles, chopped
  • 1/4 cup red bell peppers, chopped
  • 1/4 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 hard-boiled egg, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tablespoon pickle juice
  • salt and pepper


  • In a pot of boiling water, cook pasta according to package directions until al dente.
  • Using a colander, drain pasta and rinse well. Let cool completely.
  • In a large bowl, combine cooked pasta (about 4 cups), tuna, gherkins pickles, red bell peppers, celery, red onions, hard-boiled eggs, mayonnaise, and pickle juice.
  • Gently stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Refrigerate for about 30 minutes to allow flavors to meld. Serve cold.



Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 322mg | Potassium: 181mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 425IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg