Classic Tuna Noodle Salad

Classic Tuna Noodle Salad

We may earn money or products from the companies mentioned in this post.

Classic Tuna Noodle Salad

I have been making Classic Tuna Noodle Salad for as long as I can remember. My mom Aggie always made this salad, usually during lent and I have always made this salad for summer barbecues. When I was a newlywed, so many years ago, it was an easy and very affordable salad to make and still is! We prefer this salad on the dry side… meaning I like to make this salad with a light hand on the mayo but feel free to add as much as your family likes.

Just Like Mom

This recipe is basically the same as Aggie made so many years ago, with addition of added cheese the only exception. Aggie made this tuna noodle dish during lent, along with her recipe for tuna noodle casserole, you know the one, with the crushed potato chips on the top. I’ve always preferred this recipe verses the “hot” tuna noodle casserole. I’m just not a huge fan of warm tuna anything.

classic tuna noodle

classic tuna noodle
0 from 0 votes
Classic Tuna Noodle Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
23 mins
 

Just like mom made!

Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: All-American
Keyword: Salad, tuna
Servings: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 8 oz package small shell macaroni
  • 1 5 oz can tuna, drained
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 tablespoons diced red onion
  • 1 small can sweet peas, drained
  • 1 cup cubed extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 to 1 cup mayonnaise
  • salt and pepper to taste
Directions
  1. Cook shell macaroni according to package directions, drain and rinse under cold water, drain.
  2. Place in a large bowl. Add to bowl, tuna, celery, red onion, sweet peas, and cheese.
  3. Lightly toss ingredients with mayonnaise, season with salt and pepper to taste.

Baked Stuffed Clams is a super easy and delicious recipe. Normally a dish you order at the restaurant but now you can enjoy stuffed clams at home.

For this recipe we used Chicken of the Sea Tuna. I prefer to use tuna-in-oil, well drained but you can certainly use tuna-in-water. This is just a personal preference.

Recipe Ideas

*Use the amount of mayonnaise you prefer.
*This recipe can be doubled/tripled with the same great results. *2 tablespoons diced pimentos can be added.

Recent Recipe on Tap: Light and Mild Walleye Fingers


Related Posts

Cherry Clafoutis

Cherry Clafoutis

We may earn money or products from the companies mentioned in this post.Cherry Clafoutis Cherry Clafoutis is fantastic. This was my first time making a Clafoutis and it won’t be the last. It’s Delicious! Cherry Clafoutis is made in a cast-iron skillet and makes a […]

Favorite French Toast

Favorite French Toast

We may earn money or products from the companies mentioned in this post.Favorite French Toast Do you and your family like to eat breakfast for dinner? So do we! At least twice a month and for some reason, usually on Sunday nights, we like to […]



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.