Tuna & Pea Salad in Shells

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a fantastic main dish perfect for those hot summer days when a light, cool meal sounds good. I make the day before to let the flavors blend.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook macaroni as directed on package; drain.
  2. Set aside in bowl of cold water.
  3. Combine remaining ingredients.
  4. Add peas; toss gently.
  5. Drain water off of pasta.
  6. Spoon about 1/4 cup tuna mixture into each macaroni shell.
  7. Cover; refrigerate until thoroughly chilled.
Most Helpful

I made these for the office and they were DELICIOUS-everyone loved them! Fast and easy to prepare and so pretty on a platter. Thank you for a great recipe, Claudia Dawn! Made for the Think Pink Tag Game In Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, October 2008.

Mrs.Jack October 31, 2008

Very yummy and what a pretty presentation. I've made something similar in the past but just used plain tuna salad. This recipe is much tastier! I admit to forgetting to mix the peas in. Silly. I had them cooked and drained and sitting in a bowl and then just plain forgot to add them. On the other hand I really liked how they ended up looking with the peas on top. Very pretty!! Don't skimp on the dill and use fresh if at all possible.

Kim127 September 08, 2008

This is good but a little bland for me. I used a 15oz can chickpeas in place of the tuna. Next time I'd use more miracle whip and less sour cream. I like the added texture and sweetness from the peas, and I love the hard boiled eggs. Really it all comes down to how you like your tuna salad. I'll try this idea again with my usual version + the peas/eggs. Thanks!

Nikoma May 13, 2009

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