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Tuna Macaroni Salad Recipe with Egg

This tuna macaroni salad recipe is an easy lunch recipe. It can be made quickly and has a nice crunch thanks to the diced green peppers. 

Boiled egg tuna macaroni salad in a grey bowl

Ever since I was diagnosed with an adult-onset shellfish allergy, I have been craving seafood. I guess you want what you can’t have.

We have been eating a lot of salmon and tilapia since then. Occasionally I splurge on some halibut because we love it so much.

We also eat a lot of tuna.

overhead photo of boiled egg tuna macaroni salad

I love this easy tuna macaroni salad recipe and have been making it for years. Before I learned how to really cook, this was one of my go-to lunch recipes.

It’s so easy that even I couldn’t screw it up.

When I need food for work and I’m short on time, I often make this tuna macaroni salad because it’s so easy and filling. Adding the boiled eggs is great because you get all of that added protein.

It’s also a great way to use up any extra hard boiled eggs you may have sitting in your refrigerator. (Easter, anyone?)

close up photo of boiled egg tuna macaroni salad

Tuna Salad Recipe with Egg

This boiled egg tuna salad recipe really is one of the easiest lunches and has only a few ingredients.  Our go-to vegetable for this macaroni salad is green bell peppers. I love the crunch and splash of color.

You can easily add more veggies to it. Some great additions:

  • peas
  • red bell peppers
  • radishes
  • diced jalapeño

Make sure you cover the bowl well with plastic wrap or tin foil while it is chilling in the refrigerator. Plus, keep it on ice if you adding this as a summer BBQ side dish; treat it like any macaroni or pasta salad.

picture of boiled egg tuna macaroni salad recipe

Tuna Macaroni Salad Recipe

This tuna macaroni salad with egg is an easy lunch recipe. It can be made quickly and has a nice crunch thanks to the diced green peppers.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 291kcal


  • 2 7 oz cans tuna in water
  • 3 cups cooked macaroni noodles rinsed and drained
  • 4 large hard boiled eggs
  • 1 green bell pepper diced (about 1 cup)
  • cup light mayo
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Drain water from tuna. Dice hard boiled eggs. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Cover and chill for 2 hours.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 153mg | Sodium: 529mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g
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Five Nights At Freddy's

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016

Such a delicious dinner!! mmmmmm I wish I had a big plate of this goodness!


Friday 15th of July 2016

I would of never thought of making this combo. Sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & Shared

Lisa @ Fun Money Mom

Tuesday 12th of July 2016

This sounds so good and it would be perfect for a cookout or picnic! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Share The Wealth Sunday!


Tuesday 12th of July 2016

I've had egg salad and I've had tuna salad but never together. I love them both so I'll have to try this! Thanks for linking up to the Creative K Kids' Tasty Tuesday I look forward to seeing what you create next week.

Helen Fern

Tuesday 12th of July 2016

This looks and sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner link up!