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Classic Tuna Pasta Salad with Peas

Looking for a budget friendly meatless meal that features tuna fish? Made with mayo, fresh, veggies, and peas this Classic Tuna Pasta Salad with Peas is a family friendly meal that everyone will love.
Prep Time10 mins
Chilling time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: tuna pasta salad, tuna salad with peas
Servings: 10
Calories: 340cal
Author: Amy
Cost: $3


  • 6 oz tuna drained
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 16 oz macaroni pasta
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 medium cucumber diced
  • 8 oz cherry tomatoes halved
  • 16 oz green peas canned, drain water
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  • Dice cucumber into small piece and half your cherry tomatoes.
  • Boil macaroni pasta until al dente. When it is done, run the pasta through cold water; drain.
  • Add pasta, peas, cucumbers, and tomatoes to bowl.
  • Add mayo, salt, pepper, cheese, and lemon juice.
  • Add drained tuna fish to the bowl.
  • Mix all together until creamy, cover, and then place it in the fridge to chill for at lest 2 hours.
  • Serve with a side of bread, or alone. This also is perfect for lunch box meals because it requires no microwave.


Nutritional values may vary and are meant to be a guide. 
Store any leftovers in an airtight container and consume within 3 days for best taste.
You can swap the tuna for mini canned shrimp or salmon. 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 340cal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 232mg | Potassium: 338mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 574IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 2mg