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Tuna Pasta Salad

Tuna salad with pasta is easy to prepare with fresh ingredients plus pasta
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
45 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Dish Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • pan, large bowl, spatula, colander,knife ,cutting board


  • 2 4oz canned tuna in water, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 2-3 stalks chopped celery
  • 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese use larger grated
  • 1 cup chopped sweet peppers optiona; use red, orange, yellow, green
  • 1 tbls chopped onion, optional
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 16 oz box of spiral pasta


  • Cook pasta according to instructions. Drain and chilled (Iput ice cubes and toss in pasta while on colander
  • Drain water from can and rinse and drain tuna well with fresh water. It keeps the fishy smell away.
  • Chop or slice vegetables. Cut cherry tomatoes in half.
  • Put drained chilled pasta in large bowl
  • Add prepared vegtables to bowl
  • Add shredded cheese (or cut uo into small pieces) Larger pieces oe grated cheese is better than finely shredded cheese.
  • Add mayonnaise.
  • Toss together until evenly distributed
  • Refrigerate untill chilled before serving if neeed
  • It will keep in refrigerator for several days