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Layered Tuna Pasta Salad

This salad has that special kick from a good amount of mustard in the dressing that I just love!

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword pasta salad, tuna
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10 Servings
Calories 215 kcal


  • 6 ounces cooked macaroni, any shape, drained
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 2 cups Miracle Whip salad dressing
  • 1/4 cup green onions, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1 can tuna in water, drained
  • 1 teaspoon dill weed
  • 3 cups lettuce, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped bell pepper, or sliced mini peppers
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato, chopped
  • 5 ounces frozen peas, thawed and drained, just run water over frozen peas in colander
  • 1 1/2 cups mild cheddar cheese, shredded


  1. Cook the macaroni according to package directions.

  2. Cook the bacon in a large skillet until crispy.

  3. Drain on paper towels and set aside.

  4. Combine the salad dressing, green onions and mustard and set aside.

  5. Toss the tuna with the dill

  6. In a pretty clear serving bowl layer the lettuce, macaroni, bell pepper, tomatoes, tuna, peas and crumbled bacon.

  7. Spread the salad dressing mixture over the bacon, sealing to the edge of the bowl.

  8. Sprinkle with the shredded cheese.

  9. Chill several hours or overnight.

  10. Toss well to serve.