Potluck Spaghetti Tuna Salad Recipe is a party hit! Or, make for lunch or dinner, a delicious entree. Add your own variety of herbs – DELISH!

Friends, do you know what is going to take away from your happiness, when it comes to hosting others in your home? Having over-the-top worries about all the details, worrying about perfection, and trying to please everyone.

Believe me, I know this is hard, because of the amount of hosting we do, and with different diets, it can cause a bit of stress.

But there are ways around it.

Potluck Spaghetti Tuna Salad Recipe

I say go POTLUCK! (And bring this Potluck Spaghetti Tuna Salad Recipe!)

Potluck Spaghetti Tuna Salad Recipe

Plan a potluck

Potlucks are the easiest for varied diets, because each person coming can take care of themselves, right?

There are other joy-stealers that get in our way (house isn’t big enough, pretty enough, clean enough), when we are missing out on one of the greatest joys in life—creating community and connecting with others!

Or, maybe you worry about the conversation, you’re more on the shy side and you worry about awkward moments of silence? Most likely this will never happen, and if it does, have a couple of questions written down on your hand.

Really, all we need to do is create space for people to get together!

Potluck Spaghetti Tuna Salad Recipe

Make it a potluck, have everyone bring a salad, set out some bread – you’re set!

Here are TIPS to keep in mind next time you host a gathering:

1. Perfecting. Being imperfect actually makes you more real and relatable to others. So what this means is, it’s okay to not have everything dialed in when the guests arrive, to ask for help, to mix and match the table, to not have your house sparkling clean. OH, and the kids? Yes, kids will occasionally act out and may not be the best guests at the table. But it’s real life, right?

2. Pretending. Show true love to your guests by asking for help (can you fill the water glasses?), instead of pretending that you can do everything yourself. Hosting is a lot of work! Delegation is almost required nowadays (the cost, the time involved). Getting a date on the calendar in our busy world means everyone needs to pitch in.

3. Over-pleasing. What’s your entertaining style? Stick with it and don’t feel pressured to please everyone. If special diets are involved, it’s okay for the guests to take care of themselves (bring their own dish, their own bread, dessert, etc.)

Spaghetti Tuna Salad

Thanks to our friends Bob and Susan for this delicious recipe today! I adapted it a bit, but not much. So good!

More potluck dishes

Healthy BLT Slaw Salad [Cookin’ Canuck], Cheese Broccoli Casserole [She Wears Many Hats], Broccoli Salad with Bacon & Cranberries [That Skinny Girl Can Bake].

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Potluck Spaghetti Tuna Salad Recipe

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 25 mins


  • 16 oz. spaghetti noodles, we use DeLallo Whole Wheat Pasta
  • 2 cans, 5.4 ounce water-packed tuna
  • 8 green onions, finely chopped
  • 4 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 can, 3.8 oz sliced black olives
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 4 cloves of garlic crushed
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Boil pasta per package instructions and cool.
  • Mix together olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Drain tuna and black olives. Mix together in large mixing bowl.
  • Add green onions, tomatoes, basil, parsley, spaghetti noodles (cooked and cooled) and toss together with tuna and black olives. Mix in olive oil mixture.
  • Serve!
Cuisine: American
Course: Salad
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