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Classic Tuna Macaroni Salad

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Tuna Macaroni Salad is a classic! Celery, red onion, sweet relish and hard boiled eggs toss with macaroni and mayo. Another recipe for your cookout menu!
Course Salads
Cuisine American
Keyword barbecue, easy, homemade, macaroni, noodle, salad, side dish, tuna
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Total Time 19 mins
Servings 16 servings
Calories 244
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 1 pound elbow or small pasta
  • 4 hard boiled eggs finely chopped
  • 5 ounces albacore tuna fish in water
  • 1/2 cup finely diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup finely diced celery about 2 to 3 stalks
  • 1/2 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 1 to 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt more or less to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper more or less to taste


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add in the pasta and cook according to package directions. Once cooked, drain and rinse with cold water. Drain the pasta well a second time before adding to a large mixing bowl.
  • To the bowl with the pasta, add in flaked tuna, finely chopped hard boiled egg, red onion, celery and relish. Mix to combine.
  • Add in enough mayo to coat and season with kosher salt and black pepper to taste.
  • Chill until ready to serve.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 277mg | Potassium: 121mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 184IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg