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Tuna Macaroni Salad

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“This is our version of an old Betty Crocker recipe. Again, since we are garlic freaks, we kicked up the garlic and tried other improvement. This is a great side dish or along. Great for potlucks.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (7 ounce) package shell macaroni (small sized)
  • 1 (7 ounce) can tuna, drained
  • 1 cup cubed sharp cheddar cheese (we also shredded it and it was ever better)
  • 13 cup minced onion (grated is better)
  • 1 cup salad dressing or 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed (again more is better)
  • 34 teaspoon salt (can be garlic salt)
  • 14 teaspoon pepper
  • 34 cup sliced sweet pickle relish (best if left out) (optional)


  1. Cook macaroni as desired AL DENTE.
  2. Drain; rinse with cold water.
  3. Combine macaroni, cheese, tuna, pickle relish (if used) and onion in a large bowl.
  4. In a separate bowl, stir together salad dressing, salt, pepper and garlic.
  5. Pour over macaroni mixture and toss to coat.
  6. Cover and chill for at least 3 hours (overnight is best).

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