Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Years ago DH was closing up his apartment after a hard semester at school. He was down to only a few items in the kitchen: a boxed macaroni and cheese dinner, 1 can of peas and 1 can of tuna. The result was this dish that has come in so handy over the years. Our kids still love it.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (7 1/4 ounce) box macaroni & cheese dinner mix
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tuna in water, drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) canof young small early peas, drained
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 14 cup milk


  1. Cook the macaroni and per package directions, drain.
  2. Return macaroni to pan adding the butter, milk and cheese envelope; mixing well.
  3. Stir in the tuna and peas.
  4. Cook over medium heat until thoroughly heated, stir frequently to prevent burning.


Most Helpful

I used Kraft Deluxe Mac and cheese boxed mix, 2 cans of tuna, frozen peas, and about 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper. Super easy and delicious.

ratherbeswimmin' June 13, 2015

This is one of those dishes that brings back memories for me. My daddy used to make this for me when I was little. We were both huge tuna fish fans, but no one in the house seemed to like it so he would always whip up a batch just for us. Now as an adult I make this for myself when I need a little comfort.. I've never added Cream of mushroom soup because of an allergy, but I have substituted 1/2 cup of heavy cream instead of the milk and that always seemed to give it that extra creaminess. I also add 1/2 tsp of pepper. YUMMY!

Laouli March 02, 2009

My fiance and I thought this was okay. It was probably an improvement on plain mac n' cheese, but it was a little bland.

eightysixtomatoes September 22, 2008

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