Italian Tuna Pasta Salad

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

I used to love Tuna Helper's Pasta Salad and was so disappointed when they discontinued it. Over the years I've kicked around different ideas. This is what I think is a fairly close approximation to it.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (6 1/2 ounce) can tuna, drained
  • 1 lb cooked spiral shaped pasta
  • 12 medium onion, minced
  • 1 cup frozen peas, cooked
  • 1 cup Miracle Whip
  • 1 (5/8 ounce) packet Italian salad dressing mix
  • milk


  1. In a large bowl combine Miracle Whip dressing and packet of Italian dressing mix. If mixture is too thick, thin with some milk until desired consistency.
  2. Add minced onion, tuna, and peas. Mix well.
  3. Add cooked pasta.
  4. Toss to coat pasta and chill in the refrigerator.


Most Helpful

I too used to like Tuna Helper's Pasta Salad so when I found this recipe I was excited to try it. Oh Wow!!! I was astonished to see how actually close it was. I don't like Miracle Whip so I just used mayo. I tried the Zesty Italian dressing packet but I think that is a little too salty for my taste. I left out the peas as I did with the original mix but added roasted red peppers. Very good!! Thanks a bunch for the recipe!!

therealbrendab December 11, 2008

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