Tuna Macaroni Salad

READY IN: 3hrs 30mins
Recipe by Kittencalrecipezazz

You'll crave this salad once you try it, this also works well with chicken in place of the tuna, please do not omit the sweet pickles they *make* this salad! adjust all amounts to suit taste, plan ahead this needs to chill before serving, cooking time is chilling time

Top Review by Mary N.

Update: forgot about this recipe and just made it again. I also chopped up a few eggs into and still used the dill pickles instead of sweet. Used 1/2 mayo, 1/2 miracle whip. Yum! ......I just mixed this one up as I am always trying to find a tuna macaroni salad that I really like for my "go to" recipe. I think this may be the one! I made exactly according to directions except i used dill relish and pickle instead of the sweet because of personal preference. This tasted awesome and that's before its had time to chill! I can't wait to try this in a few hours when I serve with dinner! It was very easy and you can always omit or add extra ingredients per personal taste! Thanks for posting Kitten!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook macaroni in a large pot of boiling salted water until just tender; drain then rinse well under cold water; place in a bowl then toss with 1 tablespoon oil to prevent sticking.
  2. Add in tuna, onion, bell pepper, celery and sweet pickles; toss to combine.
  3. In a bowl mix together mayonnaise with sour cream, sweet relish (if using) garlic powder, yellow mustard (start with 1 tablespoon mustard) and seasoned salt; add to the macaroni mixture; mix well to combine.
  4. Season with black pepper to taste.
  5. Arrange the cooked egg wedges around the inside of the bowl, then dust the top of the salad and eggs lightly with paprika.
  6. Cover and chill at least 3 hours before serving (the longer chilling time the better!).

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