If you’re looking for a cheap and easy meal idea that everyone will love, add this simple Tuna Pasta Salad Recipe to your meal plan today!
If this outbreak has taught me anything, it’s taught me I have to keep a variety of meals on my meal plan so none of us get tired of the same dinners over and over. That means getting creative in the kitchen and whipping up meals that I haven’t made in years. This simple but delicious Tuna Pasta Salad recipe is one of those meals.
This was one of those dishes that I made when I was a single gal working two jobs and needed a quick, easy and cheap meal to take to work.
It’s safe to say I haven’t made this recipe in years. Not for any other reason than I forgot all about it. When I opened my pantry and saw some cans of tuna, I thought to myself what can I make with canned tuna.
Then I remember how yummy Tuna Pasta Salad is. I thought It’s the perfect time to introduce my kids to the yumminess of this Tuna Pasta Salad recipe.
HOW TO MAKE TUNA PASTA SALAD
One of my favorite things about this recipe is just how simple and CHEAP it is to make! Literally it’s under $5 to make this dinner and it’s always a crowd pleaser making it great for parties, picnics and potlucks!
- 2 - 5oz. cans of tuna fish
- 8 oz of elbow noodles (about half a 1lb. box)
- 2 hard boiled eggs chopped
- 1/4 cup of green onion chopped
- 1 1/2 cups of mayo
- Pepper to taste
- Boil pasta and drain when done
- Drain water from tuna cans
- Combine pasta, mayo, tuna, eggs, and green onion in a large bowl. Stir to coat pasta.
- Season with pepper to taste
- Place in bowl with lid in refrigerator until ready to use.
If eating right away, let noodles cool before combining all the ingredients. Refrigerate leftovers.
WHAT OTHER INGREDIENTS CAN I ADD TO THIS TUNA PASTA SALAD RECIPE
The great thing about this recipe is how versatile it is. Depending of your taste buds, there are plenty of options you can add to this for even more flavor. My kids are pretty picky and like it this way, but here are some other options to try:
HOW TO SERVE TUNA PASTA SALAD
Since it’s a chilled salad, you’ll want to keep it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to eat it. If you’re taking it to work, keep it in a cooler bag with ice packs.
If you’re making this Tuna Salad Pasta recipe for a picnic or potluck, keep the bowl sitting on another bowl or tray filled with ice to keep it chilled.
If you’re making it for a party, just double the recipe.
HERE’S HOW YOU STORE THE TUNA PASTA SALAD
You’ll want to keep any leftover Tuna Pasta Salad in a sealed container in your refrigerator. This way it won’t absorb flavors of other things you have in the fridge and it’ll preserve the flavors in the salad until you consume it all.
HOW LONG WILL TUNA PASTA SALAD LAST
This Tuna Pasta Salad recipe will last 3-4 days in the refrigerator in an air tight container. If you notice it’s getting a little dry after being in the fridge, just add a little more mayo to the recipe.
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- Banana Pancakes
- Easy Taco Salad
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