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Tuna Mac and Cheese

This easy stovetop tuna mac and cheese is one of my guilty pleasures. It’s such an easy meal to whip up plus it’s inexpensive. I always have the ingredients needed to make it on hand. You should give it a try, I think you’ll like it too! Next, you’ll have to try my macaroni and tomatoes recipe.

tuna mac and cheese on a blue plate

This recipe uses the good old stuff from your childhood. Blue box macaroni and cheese.

What’s funny is I didn’t even like this stuff growing up but I do now and so do my kids!

My sister always loved it though and now I see why.

I always buy a big box so it makes enough for my kids and I to have seconds or thirds.

While the blue box macaroni and cheese is good all on its own I really like adding stuff to it especially if I’m trying to make it a meal and stretch it out.

I’m finding it more important than ever these days to cook inexpensive meals for my large family.

And since we welcomed our daughter last year I prefer easy meals as there’s just not enough time in one day!

Today, I’ll be adding onion, celery and tuna to it to the macaroni and cheese.

Sometimes I like to add a small can of peas as that’s what my mom would do growing up and it was good.

There are so many possibilities with this yummy recipe.

Ingredients needed

  • blue box macaroni and cheese
  • butter
  • canned tuna
  • diced onion
  • chopped celery
  • milk
  • black pepper

How to make tuna mac and cheese

Heat up butter in a pot over medium heat.

melting a stick of butter

Once the butter is melted add the celery and onion.

onion and celery in a pot with melted butter

While the veggies are sauteeing cook the pasta according to the directions on the back of the box.

Once the pasta is done drain it and add it to the pot with the veggies.

pot of pasta

Then add the cheese packet, milk and tuna. Stir well to make sure everything is well combined.

Season with a few cracks of black pepper is desired.

Now this tuna macaroni and cheese is ready to serve!

pot of tuna mac and cheese

Looking for more easy and inexpensive recipes? try these:

Easy stovetop tuna mac and cheese recipe

This is such an easy recipe and it’s super delicious too! Feel free to creative and change it up a bit if you want. Like I said sometimes I add peas to it and sometimes I even add shredded cheese.

I hope you enjoyed today’s recipe and I hope you’ll give it a try! Let me know what you think of it in the comments below and don’t forget to leave it a rating.

Thanks for visiting! See you soon!

Stovetop tuna mac and cheese on a blue plate.
tuna macaroni and cheese on a blue plate
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Easy Tuna Macaroni and Cheese

This delicious recipe is a combination of tuna, vegetables and macaroni and cheese.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword tuna macaroni and cheese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Author Carissa

Ingredients

  • 1 14.5 oz macaroni and cheese blue box
  • 8 tbs butter
  • 2 5 oz tuna cans
  • 1/4 cup onion diced
  • 1 cup celery chopped
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • black pepper

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in a pot over medium heat.

  2. Then add the celery and onion.

  3. While the vegetables are sauteeing cook the macaroni according to the directions on the back of the box. Stir the vegetables every couple of minutes.

  4. When the pasta is done drain it and add it to the vegetables.

  5. Then add the cheese packet, milk and tuna. Stir well

  6. Season with a little cracked black pepper if desired.

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