Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

A quick & healthy pasta salad recipe with everything you need: veggies, whole grains and lean protein.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 (6 ounce) cans tuna in water, drained
  • 12 cup Miracle Whip
  • 4 ounces nonfat plain yogurt
  • 13 cup Italian dressing
  • 4 cups pasta, cooked, rinsed in cool water & drained (any pasta, I used wacky mac veggie spirals)
  • 1 (16 ounce) bag frozen vegetables, cooked and cooled (I used california mix)
  • 13 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 teaspoon herbes de provence
  • 1 dash celery salt
  • 1 dash dill


  1. Cook the pasta in water with a dash of salt.
  2. Combine all other ingredients in a large bowl with a lid.
  3. When pasta is cooked through, drain and rinse in cold water.
  4. Add pasta to other ingredients & mix thoroughly.
  5. Let sit in fridge for several hours before serving.
  6. May be served over a garden salad, baked potato, with crackers. This recipe is versatile & can be tweaked to your taste. Could be made gluten free if use gluten free pasta.
Most Helpful

Great flavor! I'll admit, I was quite skeptical of a tuna dish with cooked veggies (though that's why I decided to try this recipe), but the Italian dressing and parmesan somehow pulled it together beautifully. We were out of yogurt, so I substituted with extra miracle whip; I've tried the yogurt in other salads and do like it. Thanks for posting!

amy.cleaveland July 15, 2011

A HUGE hit! Kids added bacon bits to theirs, but we liked it without. Didn't have herbes de provence, used basil. Delicious! Thanks for posting, we'll be making this often . . . I envision tuna, chicken, turkey . . . :)

viedvacker June 14, 2010

*Reviewed for PAC September 07* This was a great salad to make. I used gluten-free shell pasta and a 500gram pack of frozen mixed veges. Prepared and refrigerated overnight. I really liked this salad warm- probably due to the mix of veges that I chose. Great flavour combo. Added some grated pepper to serve and had with a large baked hot potato as suggested. I used a purchased mayonnaise as Miracle Whip is not available here. Thanks for another great recipe :)

**Jubes** September 24, 2007