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A light and refreshing Classic Tuna Pasta Salad comes together as the perfect summer side dish with white tuna, shell noodles, celery, peas, and a creamy dill sauce.

Classic Tuna Pasta Salad


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 50 min
  • Yield: Makes 8 cups 1x

Description

A light and refreshing Classic Tuna Pasta Salad comes together as the perfect summer side dish with white tuna, shell noodles, celery, peas, and a creamy dill sauce.


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Ingredients

  • 8 ounces small shell pasta (about 2.5 cups)
  • 1 7-ounce can solid white albacore tuna, packed in water, drained and flaked
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/3 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions until it is al dente, and rinse with very cold water. Drain and refrigerate for 30 minutes, or until the pasta is cool.
  2. In a large bowl, add the chilled pasta, tuna, peas, celery, and red onion.
  3. In a small bowl, add the mayonnaise, sour cream, dill, garlic powder, and vinegar. Whisk well to combine.
  4. Pour the dressing over the pasta mixture, and stir to combine well.
  5. Taste and adjust the salt and pepper as needed.
  6. Serve right away.

  • Category: side
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: pasta salad, tune, peas, side, potluck