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Weight Watchers Macaroni Salad Recipe With Tuna

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Did you know that you can easily make a Weight Watchers macaroni salad recipe with tuna that the whole family can enjoy? This easy macaroni salad recipe for Weight Watchers is healthy, easy, and delicious. You can even skip the tuna and have a delicious WW friendly side dish.

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Weight Watchers Macaroni Salad Recipe With Tuna

I love a versatile recipe. If it can be made for a side, salads throughout the week, and even dinner, I’m all for it! Multitasking recipes are awesome especially when they fit into my Weight Watchers program.

This awesome Weight Watchers macaroni salad recipe includes healthy ingredients and you can add tuna or leave it out depending on what you have on hand and what your plans are for the salad!

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Sometimes I want to serve this up for dinner so I include the tuna for an extra filling protein punch. If I’m making this for a party or gathering I might leave it out for a regular macaroni salad recipe. Either way, it’s delicious and always a hit.

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Weight Watchers Macaroni Salad Ingredients:

This recipe is totally unfussy. There are no surprise ingredients or difficult to find additives. All of these recipe ingredients are easy to find, most of them keep well too so you can usually whip this recipe up with little warning.

I like that for those busy weeknights when I don’t have the patience for running to the store and then also cooking a meal!

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  • 1/2 Cup Light Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon Red Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Cup Celery, Chopped
  • 1/3 Cup Red Onion, Chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Parsley, Chopped
  • Salt & Pepper, To Taste
  • 3 Ounces Tuna, In Water
  • 8 Ounces Whole Wheat Elbow Macaroni, Dry
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How to make macaroni salad healthy:

First we need to cook the macaroni in salted water. Use the package to get the precise times and water measurements. Drain the pasta and put it aside in a large bowl after it’s cooked.

While the pasta is cooking mix together the mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard and garlic powder.

Add the mayonnaise mixture to the cooked pasta and stir until well combined.

Fold in the tuna, celery, onion, and parsley. Season with salt and pepper to your liking or not at all if you have sodium restrictions!

You can serve this dish warm or cold depending on your preferences.

A look at the bowl full of garnished macaroni salad ready to be served.

This recipe makes about 8 servings. Each serving is 2/3 Cup or so. Make sure to adjust the nutritional information and Smart Points values as necessary based on how many servings you make.

Do you have the Weight Watchers Smart Points info for this recipe?

Sure! So here’s the breakdown for the Weight Watchers program. As of now there are three different levels of the Freestyle Program for WW; green, purple, and blue.

The blue plan is the regular Freestyle plan that we know and love. The green plan is a bit more restricted than the blue plan and the purple plan is a little less restrictive than the blue plan so we have a kind of scale now.

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  • Green Plan: 5 Points per 2/3 Cup Serving
  • Blue Plan: 4 Points per 2/3 Cup Serving
  • Purple Plan: 2 Points per 2/3 Cup Serving
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If you make any changes to the ingredients or the serving amounts you will need to recalculate the points.

Of course I always recommend that you calculate points for yourself based on the ingredients you actually use as different brands of each ingredient can have differing point values! In the end, like everything else in life, we have to do what is best for ourselves!

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Other Delicious Weight Watchers Recipes To Try:

We need more than just one amazing Weight Watchers recipe right? Here are some others to help round out your meal plan, give you ideas for dinner, and more! You can check out all of my Instant Pot WW recipes, all of my Air Fryer Weight Watchers recipes, and all of my Weight Watchers ground turkey recipes with those links!

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Weight Watchers tuna pasta salad Printable Recipe

Here is a printable version of this Weight Watchers tuna pasta salad recipe. If you can’t make this one today or you want to save it for use again in the future you can use this printable version. It’s all on one page and nice and easy for printing and saving.

Yield: 8 Servings

Weight Watchers Macaroni Salad Recipe With Tuna

A close up shot of the finished ww macaroni salad with tuna

Did you know that you can easily make a Weight Watchers macaroni salad recipe with or without tuna that the whole family can enjoy? This easy macaroni salad recipe for Weight Watchers is healthy, easy, and delicious. 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Light Mayonnaise 
  • 1 Tablespoon Red Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Cup Celery, Chopped
  • 1/3 Cup Red Onion, Chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Parsley, Chopped
  • Salt & Pepper, To Taste
  • 3 Ounces Tuna, In Water
  • 8 Ounces Whole Wheat Elbow Macaroni, Dry

Instructions

  1. First we need to cook the macaroni in salted water. Use the package to get the precise times and water measurements. Drain the pasta and put it aside in a large bowl after it's cooked. 
  2. While the pasta is cooking mix together the mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard and garlic powder. 
  3. Add the mayonnaise mixture to the cooked pasta and stir until well combined. 
  4. Fold in the tuna, celery, onion, and parsley. Season with salt and pepper to your liking or not at all if you have sodium restrictions! 
  5. You can serve this dish warm or cold depending on your preferences. 

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Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 175Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 7mgSodium 270mgCarbohydrates 28gFiber 5gSugar 2gProtein 8g

As with any of our recipes, carb counts, calorie counts, WW points and nutritional information varies greatly. As a result, your nutritional content depends on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish. The auto-calculation is just an automated estimate and should NOT be used for specific dietary needs.

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Beronica Flores-Harvey

Thursday 18th of February 2021

Very delicious! Made this for the first time and my husband enjoyed it too. I would want a recipe to make it a seafood pasta (with shrimp and scallops).

Sheri

Tuesday 12th of January 2021

This is really good but how do you track it?

Kristin

Tuesday 30th of June 2020

Just made this it was delicious! Thanks for sharing

Marianne

Saturday 9th of May 2020

I did add some hard boiled eggs to this as a personal preference. But as a much healthier version of an old favorite, this was great! Thank you for the recipe!!!!

This recipe or post is in no way authorized or associated with the Weight Watchers or myWW Program.

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