Daddy's Tuna Casserole

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by PaulaG

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.

Top Review by Jennifer S.

It's a pretty decent recipe. It is a little bland, but still tastes good with a little salt and pepper. I did leave out the peas, only because getting my husband to eat them is such a struggle. I added in drained pickled jalapenos instead and threw them in at the very end. Overall a very tasty, cheap and easy dish!

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.

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