Tuna Salad with Pasta

On any given day you’re in a rush, right?  Need a very easy and quick meal that you can make from staples found in your pantry?  There is no excuse to order pizza out.  It is expensive and calorie laden.   Here is the answer – pasta salad.   Most anything added to pasta will make a  good meal.  Another good point about pasta is that most people who can boil water can do pasta.  So in the time that it will take you to boil water plus another 10 minutes dinner can then be served.    

Pasta does not always have to  come with a sauce that takes time to make.     Just a little oil, seasonings, vegetables, meat, fish, poultry,or beans in any combination will work.  You can’t get any easier than that!  Be creative!  If you don’t trust your creativity check out the recipes on the pasta boxes.  I have found most of them  very good.    

Tuna salad with pasta  is a standby in my house. Start with just a tuna salad.  I love this and often have it along side a tossed salad and Italian dressing.  The Athlete prefers a Panini which is very good with Havarti cheese with dill.  Yummy!       

Bring the water to boil and then put in pasta.  Cook according to directions on the box.  Now assemble the tuna.   This is what I use:   

Mayonnaise, Sliced green olives, Pasta shells, dill relish, Tuna, mustard

Tuna Salad with Pasta   

  • 2 cups of uncooked pasta shells ( or pasta of choice)
  • 12 oz. can of Solid White Albacore Tuna- drained
  • 1 teaspoon of mustard
  • 2 teaspoons of dill relish
  • 1/4 cup sliced green olives
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon of mayonnaise ( you could need a little more depending on amount of liquid added with pickles and olives) 
  •  2 cups of pasta shells according to directions.  Drain.


Mix drained tuna with the remaining ingredients and stir in the  hot pasta.  Enjoy right out of the bowl or wait and serve with crisp greens or a side salad. Serves 4   

Enjoy Cooking,   

The Teacher Cooks



Filed under Cooking, easy, healthy, pasta, quick, Recipes, Salad, Tuna

20 responses to “Tuna Salad with Pasta

  1. I haven’t had this in years. Yum.

  2. Great! A good old fashioned tuna salad with sea shells added. Love it.

  3. Bev

    What do you think of using Rainbow Rotini (tomato & spinach) pasta?

  4. Haylee Wise

    I love tuna salad, AND pasta. So the two together must be fabulous. 🙂

  5. Anna Lester

    I love tuna salad(:

  6. Brandi Bradford

    Tuna has never been one of my favorite foods, but this looks great (:!

  7. Danielle R

    I have never really been a big fan of salad but this looks really good!

  8. Tommie H. p1

    This tuna stuff looks really good but i really done eat fish!

  9. Shalynne Williams 1st period

    This pasta sounds like something I would try at home. It looks absolutely amazing.

  10. Alexis A. 1st period

    I have always liked tuna, but never thought of it like this. I would enjoy trying this at home sometime.

  11. Chelsea M 1st

    i’m not usually a big fan of tuna, but who knows this could turn out to be my favorite food!

  12. Brittany Pirkle

    I’m not a big fan of Tuna Salad but this looks quite delicious (:

  13. Rachel S. 1st

    That looks really good!!(: I love pasta!

  14. chasity wilson

    ive never tryed tuna salad but this looks very good and i might try it .

  15. Vaida Rutledge

    This salad is new way for pasta and salad lovers! It looks delightful. (:

  16. kim s 2nd period

    i love tuna salad and i love pasta and they look like they would taste amazing together.

  17. Lexus Jackson

    I don’t normally eat tuna, but this looks pretty good.

  18. Sarah Jeffery

    I’m not too big of a tuna fan, but this tuna salad with pasta looks yummy! 🙂

  19. i eat tuna everyday when i get home! a tuna sandwhich is my favorite!

  20. Levi atkinson

    this delicious tuna was very good the whole meal was very tasty and made to perfection to my opinion and i dont to much care for tuna usually the cook got my vote

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