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5 from 3 votes

Easy Tuna Pasta Salad

This easy tuna pasta is so much better than its store bought counterpart. It is made with simple ingredients, is packed with protein and tastes delicious.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy pasta salad, easy tuna pasta salad, tuna pasta salad
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 307kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 oz dry pasta shells, macaronis, or anything similar
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tbsp mustard
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill
  • 1/2 tsp salt add more to taste if needed
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 stalk celery chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion chopped
  • 1 can tuna drained 7oz with water - 6 oz drained

Instructions

  • Cook the noodles to al dente according to the package instruction, drain, and let them cool down.
  • In a bowl, mix the mayonnaise, greek yogurt, mustard, lemon juice, dried dill, salt, and black pepper until smooth.
  • In a large bowl, add in the cooled-down pasta, chopped celery and onion, and the sauce. Mix everything together to evenly coat the pasta salad. Serve.

Notes

How to store leftover tuna pasta salad?

You can store this pasta salad in an airtight container for up to 4 days in the fridge.
Depending on if you prefer your pasta salad cold or room temperature, pull it out a little before serving to allow it to get back to room temperature.

My pasta is dry, how can I fix that and keep it moist?

If you're struggling with your pasta being dry after you store it in the fridge, it's probably because it absorbed the sauce as it sat. You add a few more tablespoons of greek yogurt and mayonnaise and toss before serving again.

Nutrition

Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 411mg | Potassium: 199mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 66IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg