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Overhead view of a glass bowl of pasta salad with a spoon by a striped towel.

Tuna and Bacon Pasta Salad

  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings


  • 8 ounces bow tie pasta (or other small shell pasta)
  • 1 (12-ounce) can tuna in water, drained and flaked
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 3 green onions, sliced (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1 cup fully cooked chopped bacon pieces (about 6 slices)
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon French’s Classic Yellow Mustard
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain in a colander and rinse with cold water. Place pasta, tuna, tomatoes, green onions and bacon in a large bowl and toss to combine.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, mustard, milk, lemon juice, dill, salt and pepper. Pour over pasta and stir to coat evenly. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.


Inspired by Taste of Home

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins