Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Mom's Tuna and Pea Pasta Salad Recipe

Mar 26, 2012

Mom's Tuna and Pea Pasta Salad Recipe

This tried and true family favorite is simple, affordable and delicious! Perfect for picnics, BBQ's, game day or any potluck!

Mom's Tuna and Pea Pasta Salad


This tried and true family favorite is simple, affordable and delicious! Perfect for picnics, BBQ's, game day or any potluck! Macaroni noodles, canned tuna and canned peas make this salad super easy to make!


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This tried and true family favorite is simple, affordable and delicious! Perfect for picnics, BBQ's, game day or any potluck! Macaroni noodles, canned tuna and canned peas make this salad super easy to make!


I'm defintely going down memory lane this week.

A few days ago, I posted the Stovetop Mac and Cheese my Mom used to make growing up and today's post is her Tuna Salad!

Living in Minnesota, spring, summer and fall is salad season for us. That's when we BBQ the most, and this salad is always requested at each family gathering.

I love that it's affordable for a crowd when you double or triple the recipe and leftovers are great for lunch the next day.


This tried and true family favorite is simple, affordable and delicious! Perfect for picnics, BBQ's, game day or any potluck! Macaroni noodles, canned tuna and canned peas make this salad super easy to make!


More pasta salad recipes to try:

Cucumber and Tomato Bowtie Pasta Salad
Amish Macaroni Salad
Ranch Vermicelli Pasta Salad
Ham Egg Cheese and Veggie Pasta Salad
Taco Pasta Salad
Orzo Ranch Pasta Salad


This tried and true family favorite is simple, affordable and delicious! Perfect for picnics, BBQ's, game day or any potluck! Macaroni noodles, canned tuna and canned peas make this salad super easy to make!


This is one of my and my family's favorites and I just cannot believe I haven't blogged it yet. This salad is super simple and most of these ingredients are found in my pantry and fridge at all times.

You could use canned chicken, crab or salmon instead of the tuna in this recipe. You could also use canned corn instead of peas.

I'm not much of a Miracle Whip fan unless it comes to this salad or my dill pickle potato salad. Other than those two, I use mayo for everything else. You could defintely sub mayo instead of Miracle Whip if you prefer.

You can also use any small pasta for this recipe such as ring or shell pasta.

If you make it ahead of time and refrigerate, you may have to add more Miracle Whip when you are ready to serve as the noodles absorb some of the dressing.


This tried and true family favorite is simple, affordable and delicious! Perfect for picnics, BBQ's, game day or any potluck! Macaroni noodles, canned tuna and canned peas make this salad super easy to make!


Other canned tuna recipes you may like:

Avocado Tuna Salad Sandwich
Tuna Burger with Cilantro Garlic Aioli
Tuna Pasta in Creamy Tomato Sauce
Garlic Bread Tuna Melt
Tuna Rice Casserole
Pesto Tuna Gnocchi Casserole

Enjoy!


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Mom's Tuna and Pea Pasta Salad

Yield: 8 servings
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ingredients:

instructions:

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, rinse with cold water and drain well. 
  2. In a large bowl combine all ingredients until mixed. Refrigerate until serving.
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This tried and true family favorite is simple, affordable and delicious! Perfect for picnics, BBQ's, game day or any potluck! Macaroni noodles, canned tuna and canned peas make this salad super easy to make!


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9 comments:

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    1. LOL You don't know what you are missing... I keep telling ya!! :)

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  2. Yummy! I would love for you to link up at my Linky Party via: www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  3. Oh delicious! Sounds like my childhood too! Thanks so much for sharing at the Scrumptious Sunday link party!

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  4. Sheena, there is nothing better than a great Tuna Salad and your recipe looks delicious. Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  5. Hi Sheena! I make this pasta salad but add a bit of cilantro and a little mustard. It's a favorite!

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    1. Those sound like great additions! Thanks for sharing!

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