Broccoli and Tuna Macaroni and Cheese Casserole

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is what happened the night before we left for vacation when there was not a fresh veggie in the house, The milk was very low and no thawed meat. Instead of running to the store, I did a pantry casserole. Definitely not too healthy, but it is pretty darn good!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (12 ounce) box macaroni shells and cheese, box dinner
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) cancondensed broccoli cheese soup, undiluted (or can use cream of broccoli)
  • 14 cup milk
  • 12 ounces albacore tuna in water, drained and flaked
  • 10 ounces frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
  • 14 cup chopped onion
  • 12 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 -3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 13 cup breadcrumbs


  1. Prepare shells and cheese dinner according to package direction; drain but do not rinse.
  2. Return cooked shells to hot pot.
  3. Add in liquid cheese packet (from the shells & cheese dinner), condensed soup, milk, tuna, thawed broccoli, onion and garlic powder.
  4. Gently stir to mix well.
  5. Pour into a casserole dish.
  6. In a small bowl, mix together melted butter and breadcrumbs.
  7. Sprinkle the buttery breadcrumbs on top of the casserole.
  8. Bake; uncovered for 25-30 minutes.
Most Helpful

Terrific, but I added potato chips to the topping. Bad for the waist, but worth it.

Chef Smart January 19, 2010