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Tuna Pasta Salad

Tuna Pasta Salad

An all-time favorite picnic dish that will be a hit at your next get-together.

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15 min
Prep Time
02 hrs 15 min
Total Time


3 cups uncooked dried cavatappi pasta  

3/4 cup mayonnaise

1/2 cup finely chopped celery

1/2 cup finely chopped red onion

1 (5-ounce) can albacore tuna in water, drained

3 tablespoons lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon paprika

Salt, if desired

Pepper, if desired

3/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs, hard-cooked, cooled, peeled, chopped


Lettuce leaves, if desired


 *Substitute bowtie or shell pasta.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Cook pasta according to package directions; rinse with cold water. Drain.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine cooked pasta and all remaining ingredients except Cheddar cheese and eggs in bowl; mix well. Gently stir in Cheddar cheese and eggs.

  3. STEP 3

    Cover; refrigerate at least 2 hours to blend flavors.

  4. STEP 4

    Serve cold. Place over lettuce leaves, if desired.

Nutrition (1 serving)

780 Calories
45 Fat (g)
145 Cholesterol (mg)
540 Sodium (mg)
65 Carbohydrates (g)
3 Dietary Fiber
28 Protein (g)
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