I love my husband for a lot of reasons. One of those reasons is he is so easy going and easy to please. I can make whatever I want for dinner and he will love it as much as if it were his favorite meal ever. This makes things easy on me when I am stressed out and am racking my brain for an idea for the evening meal.
One of his favorite things to eat, which I love to make, is any kind of macaroni salad. My daughter is on the fence about macaroni salad, but if I make my easy peasy Whole Grain Tuna Macaroni Pasta Salad, she could eat it for days.
Oh my goodness guys, this Whole Grain Tuna Macaroni Pasta Salad is such an easy dish to make. And it is such a crowd pleaser. I make this for school functions, for special occasions at my husband’s work, for BBQ’s and anything in between. Of course you can use any type of macaroni you like, but I choose whole grain.
I am not eating white flour anymore, so if I make this will whole grain pasta, I can eat it as well. Instead of tuna, I have also made it with crab, which is absolutely delicious. You can also leave out the peas if you aren’t a fan (I am not) and add bell peppers and onions or broccoli.
You can make it with mayo or Miracle Whip, which adds a tang that I really enjoy. I guess the main thing is just to be ready to make more because this dish won’t last long! For another dish your family will love, give my Deviled Egg Macaroni Pasta Salad a try!
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- 1 package of multi grain elbow macaroni
- 1 can tuna, drained
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 2 tablespoons chopped red onion
- 1 small bag of frozen baby peas, cooked according to package directions
- 3 hard boiled eggs, chopped
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons dill relish
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Paprika for garnish
- Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the macaroni, and cook until tender. Drain and set aside..
- In a large bowl, stir together the tuna, celery, onion and peas. Mix in the mayonnaise, relish, salt and pepper. Add the macaroni and egg and garnish with paprika. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour before serving.
What is your go to dish that is a real crowd pleaser?