Simple Macaroni Salad Recipe - Shell Pasta, Tuna | Northern Yum Print
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Simple Macaroni Salad Recipe

Simple Macaroni Salad

  • Author: Kelsey Restemayer
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 10 1x


The tastiest macaroni salad you’ll ever make. This macaroni salad is made with shell pasta, cheddar cheese, peas, and onions.


  • 1/2 box shell pasta
  • 1 block cheddar cheese (small)
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 can peas
  • 1 can tuna



  1. Cook one half of the box of shell pasta according to box directions. Rinse with cold water. Warm pasta and miracle whip will not be a good combination!
  2. Add the pasta to a medium-sized serving bowl.
  3. Drain the tuna and add it to the pasta.
  4. Drain the can of peas and add.
  5. Dice one medium onion and add.
  6. Chop and add one small block of medium cheddar cheese. (Try sharp cheese also if you are a sharp cheddar fan).


  1. In a separate bowl, combine the miracle whip, milk, mustard, sugar and salt. Mix well.
  2. Add the sauce to the pasta, peas, onion and cheese mixture. Stir until everything is well coated.
  3. Chill for several hours before serving.


Be sure to let the pasta cool before adding the dressing.

  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: miracle whip, pasta salad, peas, cheddar cheese, tuna

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