Classic Tuna Pasta Salad

Classic Tuna Pasta Salad

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pasta salad with tuna, pasta tuna salad with mayonnaise recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Energy: 335 kcal
Author: Jennifer
A classic tuna pasta salad, perfect for lunch, dinner, picnics or BBQs.
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Ingredients

  • 12 oz. rotini pasta
  • 1 can tuna drained and flaked
  • 1 stalk celery finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup red onion finely diced

Dressing:

  • 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. ketchup or tomato paste
  • 3 Tbsp. sour cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. white vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta to just barely al dente. Drain well, but do not rinse. Place hot, cooked pasta in a large bowl.
  2. While pasta is cooking, prepare the celery and red onion. Mix the dressing by combining all the dressing ingredients and mixing well.
  3. Add 2/3 of the dressing to the pasta, along with the tuna, red onion and celery. Mix well to combine. Allow to cool slightly, then cover well with plastic wrap and refrigerate until completely cool. Cover and refrigerate the remaining 1/3 of dressing, as well. Before serving, stir gently to loosen the pasta and stir in the remaining dressing. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.