Super-Easy Tuna Pasta Salad Recipe -
Super-Easy Tuna Pasta Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Super-Easy Tuna Pasta Salad

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"Definite crowd pleaser! This is THE pasta salad. Super easy to make. Ingredients are easy to keep on hand. Recipe is very easily doubled. It has become my signature side dish for barbecues."

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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    45 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; cook the rotini at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes; drain. Rinse pasta with cold water until chilled; drain.
  2. Mix pasta and salad dressing in a large bowl; fold tuna into the pasta mixture.
  3. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the salad is cold, at least 1/2 hour.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • Optional: add sliced grape tomatoes or vegetables of your choice.

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Dec 12, 2013

Yes it is a crowd pleaser and it could not be easier. Instead of tuna, I added small cut-up chicken from the grill and 1000 Island Dressing. I wanted to add veggies but I brought it to a pot luck with kids and the kids LOVED it since there was nothing green.

Jul 11, 2013

This is a good easy recipe. I added some California mix veggies and thinly sliced onion. Can also use low fat Italian dressing. I also made this with ham and/or chicken.

Aug 17, 2015

This is super easy and tastes OK. Way too bland for me, and that was after adding vegetables as the cook's notes indicate. (I took my picture before adding any extras.) I added red onion, red bell pepper, peas and black olives. It tasted much better after I added another can of tuna, cracked black pepper, Italian seasoning, a few splashes of vinegar and some cheddar cheese chunks. Thank you for the recipe idea though--my husband wants me to make it again with all the add-ins.


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  • Calories
  • 578 kcal
  • 29%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 61.4 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 27.9 g
  • 43%
  • Fiber
  • 2.4 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 17 g
  • 34%
  • Sodium
  • 621 mg
  • 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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