Tuna-Macaroni Salad

Treat your family to a flavorful pasta and tuna salad - perfect for dinner!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 6

1
package (7 oz) elbow macaroni
1/2
cup frozen green peas, thawed
1
can (9 oz) tuna, drained
1
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1
cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz), if desired
1/4
cup sweet pickle relish, if desired
2
teaspoons lemon juice
3/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
medium stalk celery, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
small onion, chopped (1/4 cup)

  • 1 Cook macaroni as directed on package, adding peas for last 4 to 6 minutes of cooking; rinse with cold water and drain.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix macaroni, peas and remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour to blend flavors.

Expert Tips

For 1 gram of fat and 210 calories per serving, use fat-free mayonnaise, reduced-fat Cheddar cheese and water-packed tuna.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving (about 1 cup)
Calories
450
(
Calories from Fat
270),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
30g
30%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
780mg
780%;
Total Carbohydrate
29g
29%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
15g
15%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.