Our Creamy Tuna Egg Pasta Salad is creamy and absolutely delicious, both in texture and flavor. It comes together quickly with simple ingredients and tastes great!
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This tuna pasta salad is a satisfying dish. It complements any summer barbecue or potluck gathering perfectly and makes for a great dinner. Thanks to the tuna and egg, it's packed with protein but still feels like a light refreshing salad.
This tuna pasta salad is a creamy mix of sweet peas, celery, cheddar cheese, and healthy eggs. It's a healthy, protein-filled salad that makes for a delightful side dish or hearty entre.
Tuna is one of my favorite ingredients to use. It's a super healthy ingredient that strengthens bones, reduces blood pressure, and has high levels of Vitamin A, Iron, and Omega-3 fatty acids. Tuna is awesome, and we love it! If you're a fan of tuna, check out some of our other favorite tuna recipes.
This Creamy Tuna Egg Pasta Salad recipe is...
- Creamy and delicious
- Easy to make
- Packed with protein
- A great potluck dish
- A tasty, cold, refreshing salad
- Filled with nutrients
- Super tasty
How to Make Creamy Tuna Egg Pasta Salad
- Cook the pasta.
- Once tender, drain pasta and rinse with cold water.
- Boil eggs in a medium pot for 10 minutes, then remove and cover.
- In a large bowl, combine pasta and Miracle Whip.
- Add tuna and stir well.
- Add sweet peas, cheddar cheese, and celery. Stir.
- Peel the shells off the boiled eggs.
- Cut eggs into pieces and toss into the salad.
- Chill for one hour and serve.
Full directions for how to make Creamy Tuna Egg Pasta Salad are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.
Tips & Tricks for Creamy Tuna Egg Pasta Salad
Add more color and crunch.
Toss in some diced bell pepper, carrot, or cucumber if you want to add slightly more crunchiness to your salad. The added vegetables complement the texture and add beautiful color.
Choose great-tasting celery.
Celery adds a nice flavor twist to this tuna pasta salad, and knowing how to choose a good-tasting celery stalk is vital. When choosing celery, look for stalks that have bright green leaves, thick hard stalks, and light green coloring. Avoid using celery that feels rubbery, has wilted leaves, or has any other discoloration; these are indicators that the vegetable is not fresh.
What to pair with this salad.
Our creamy egg pasta salad is delightful on its own, but it also makes a fantastic addition to potlucks or barbecues. The salad is so creamy and satisfying that everyone you're serving will love it, bite after bite! If you're stuck on what to serve with this salad, check out some of these recipes:
Find more pasta salad recipes.
Pasta salad is truly such a great dish. It's versatile, and there are so many variations—and our tuna egg pasta salad is no exception. It's creamy, super satisfying, and has a fantastic taste. If you're a fan of pasta salads, try some of these unique takes on the classic dish.
Creamy Tuna Egg Pasta Salad FAQs
How long can I store tuna egg pasta salad?
When stored in a sealed, airtight container, tuna egg pasta salad can remain in the fridge for 4–5 days. (However, we bet it won’t last that long!)
Creamy Tuna Egg Pasta Salad
- 16 oz medium shells
- 1 cup Miracle Whip
- 5 oz tuna
- 8.5 oz sweet peas
- ½ cup cheddar cheese
- 2 celery stalks chopped
- 6 boiled eggs
- Fill a large pot half full with water, add pasta, and boil over high heat for 10–12 minutes or until pasta is tender. Once pasta is cooked, drain water and run cold water over pasta until it is no longer warm.
- Fill a medium pot half full with water, add eggs, and boil over high heat for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and cover for 10 minutes.
- Chop celery.
- Transfer cooked pasta to a large bowl. Add Miracle Whip and stir to fully cover noodles.
- Add tuna and stir well to combine.
- Add sweet peas, cheddar cheese, and chopped celery. Stir to combine.
- Run eggs under cold water. Tap lightly on the hard surface, roll around to crack the shells, and remove the shell. Rinse under cold water, then cut eggs into pieces.
- Add chopped eggs to salad. Toss lightly to combine. *Optional: Slice 1–2 eggs to add to the top of the salad to make it look prettier.
- Chill salad for 1 hour and serve.
- This recipe calls for and requires Miracle Whip. Anything else will drastically change the taste of this favorite tuna salad recipe.