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Tuna Macaroni and Cheese
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Tuna Macaroni and Cheese is a quick, stove top dinner that can be made from pantry staples.  The extra cheesy tuna mac goodness will satisfy everyone in your house.

Course: Casserole, Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesy tuna mac, macaroni and cheese wih tuna, stovetop tuna mac, tuna mac, Tuna mac and cheese, tuna macaroni and cheese
Servings: 6
Author: Barbara
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 1 pound cheese melt (Velveeta)
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 10 ounces tuna, packed in oil
  1. Cook elbow macaroni in a medium saucepan according to package directions.

  2. Drain water; add the pasta back to the saucepan.

  3. Cube cheese melt (Velveeta), and add to the macaroni. Add milk.  Over medium-low heat, stir constantly until the cheese is completely melted.

  4. Add butter, garlic salt and black pepper and stir until butter is melted.

  5. Add undrained tuna, and stir. Serve hot.

Recipe Notes
  • This tuna mac and cheese recipe calls for elbow macaroni, but any pasta will do.  Cook according to package directions.
  • You could make this cheesy tuna mac a complete meal by adding frozen peas.  Add them at the same step as the tuna, and they will cook quickly.
  • A fun change-up would be using white cheese melt (queso blanco).
  • Stovetop tuna mac calls for tuna packed in oil.  You could absolutely use solid albacore tuna or tuna packed in water.  I would drain any tuna packed in water first.