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All Recipes, Soups & Salads / July 10, 2024

HEALTHY Creamy Tuna Pasta Salad | Seriously GOOD 20 Minute Recipe

This Creamy Tuna Pasta Salad is what healthy comfort food is all about. We’re talking a ton of great flavors, super easy to make and done in under 30 minutes. Serve it at room temperature or even chilled, and always next to a crunchy baguette for a great meal.

Creamy Tuna Pasta Salad
To make this recipe, I used fussili pasta. But you can use any other type of thick-cut pasta. Such as penne or bow tie pasta. The most important thing is to make sure you check the package instructions. That way, you can perfectly cook your pasta al dente.

Creamy Tuna Pasta Salad

What makes this creamy tuna pasta salad healthy, is using Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise or sour cream. I used low-fat Greek yogurt, but you can also use full-fat or non-fat fat. If you see that your yogurt is too thick, just add some water to thin it out.
Creamy Tuna Pasta Salad

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: As stated above, you can serve this creamy pasta salad at room temperature or chilled. It will hold for up to 3 to 4 days in the fridge.

Creamy Tuna Pasta Salad

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Watch the Video Below on How to Make Creamy Tuna Pasta Salad

Creamy Tuna Pasta Salad

Course Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 366 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 8 oz fusilli pasta 225 grams
  • 2 cans tuna in olive oil 4 oz / 110 grams each
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup black pitted olives 60 grams
  • 7 oz low fat plain greek yogurt 200 grams
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley 8 grams
  • sea salt & black pepper


  1. Fill a stock pot a little over half ways with water, season generously with sea salt and heat with a high heat

  2. Once it comes to a boil, add in the pasta, mix every 2 to 3 minutes, once it's cooked al dente (check pasta package instructions), remove from the heat and drain into a colander

  3. While the pasta is cooling, thinly slice the onion, finely chop the bell pepper, thinly slice the black olives, finely chop the parsley and drain the cans of tuna into a fine sieve with a bowl underneath, gently flake the tuna

  4. Once the pasta is cool enough to handle, add it into a large bowl, along with all the chopped ingredients and the drained tuna, then add in the greek yogurt, finely grate in the garlic and season with sea salt and a generous portion of black pepper, mix together until well mixed

  5. Serve at room temperature or chilled, it will hold for up to 3 to 4 days in the fridge, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Creamy Tuna Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 366 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 504mg22%
Potassium 385mg11%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 1207IU24%
Vitamin C 43mg52%
Calcium 99mg10%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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