Tuna Pasta Salad
A classic American family meal! Tuna Pasta Salad has so many variations and each person likes a pasta salad made a little differently....
My Tuna Pasta Salad combines tuna, bow tie pasta, and dill pickles tossed with an onion cheddar dressing. The flavors are out of this world and perfect for meal prepping.
Tuna Salad Ingredients
- greek yogurt
- dill pickles
- bow tie pasta
- green onion
- cheddar cheese
- seasoning salt
The Best Tuna Salad Dressing
The star of this show besides the tuna is this amazing and unique dressing! Take what you know about tuna salad and toss it out the window.
This dressing is a unique mix of greek yogurt and mayo, green onion and seasoning salt all whipped together with cheddar cheese.
The cheddar onion dressing really evenly spreads out that delicious cheddar flavor throughout the whole salad. It's perfect in every bite!
I think a pasta salad is only as good as its dressing and this one rocks!
Hot Or Cold Tuna Salad?
Well this isn't a casserole (although you could totally top it with more cheese and bake it to make a casserole)
So I suggest enjoying this Tuna Pasta Salad cold! Once you refrigerate it, the flavors meld together perfectly and are good for a couple of days if stored in the fridge.
Health Benefits Of Tuna
Not only is this a super easy 30 minute meal for your family, it also comes with some awesome health benefits!
Tuna is loaded with omega 3 fatty acids which can aid in balancing cholesterol. It also is packed with protein to help keep you fuller longer.
Is This Kid-Friendly?
Absolutely! What kid doesn't love friendly bow-tie pasta? And they won't even notice the tuna in between the dill pickles and the cheddar dressing!
This dish was a hit between husbands and kids alike. This is also an amazing meal to prep once and have for lunches for kiddos.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Best Way To Store Tuna Salad
I choose to keep this for under 7 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Can I Substitute Different Pasta?
Of course! I would opt for a bite-sized pasta like elbow noodles, penne, rotini, or orecchiette.
Healthy Tuna Pasta Salad
- 10 oz bow tie pasta
- 3 5 oz cans of tuna in water
- 1 cup greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup mayo
- 1 tablespoon seasoning salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 3-4 dill pickle spears finely chopped
- 3 stalks of celery finely diced
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 3 green onions roughly chopped
- Cook the pasta according to the box, drain and set aside to cool.
- In a food processor combine yougurt, mayo, cheddar cheese, green onion, seasoning salt, and pepper.
- Blend until smooth.
- In a serving dish add noodles, tuna, chopped pickles, chopped celery and toss.
- Drizzle with the cheddar onion dressing and toss.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes and serve!