Tasty Tuna Macaroni

"My fiance and I love cooking for each other, even though most of the time we end up cooking up a box of mac 'n cheese. I try to change things up a bit by adding things I have on hand. This is one I came up with one night that ended up being very good and I make it over and over on those nights when I don't have a lot of time and I don't want to make just another box of macaroni."
photo by Boomette photo by Boomette
photo by Boomette
photo by Mrs. Regan photo by Mrs. Regan
Ready In:




  • Boil water for macaroni and begin cooking as directed on package (usually approximately 8 minutes.).
  • Heat butter in small sauce pan.
  • Add mushrooms, onion, parsley, basil, paprika, and red pepper to pan. Let cook for about 3 minutes (until onions are transparent).
  • Add a dash of the liquid from the tuna to the pan. Drain the rest and add tuna to pan.
  • Stir in about 2/3 of the can of tomatoes, the rest can either be mixed in or served on top.
  • Lower heat and let simmer for a couple minutes.
  • When the noodles are cooked, drain and return to pan.
  • Mix the milk, cheese powder, and tuna mixture to the noodles.
  • Serve with a scoop of tomatoes on top. (optional).

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  1. Lucky in Bayview
    Super quick and inexpensive meal. One thing I would do different would be to add the tuna at the last minute. I think by cooking the tuna it made the dish a little too fishy for me. I loved the addition of the mushrooms and tomato. Thanks for posting!
  2. Sharon the Rocket
    Made for PAC 2011. Absolutely perfect! Made exactly as posted. Almost left out the milk but glad I didn't. It was great consistency and yummy!! Thanks for sharing.
  3. Mustang Sally 54269
    I was cooking solo tonight & looked for something quick & easy with tuna & pasta. What I liked about this recipe is the addition of the mushrooms, onions & tomatoes. I was using Red pepper spicy canned tomatoes so I omitted the flakes. I though there was enough liquid so I omitted the milk this time. At the end I shredded some cheddar cheese & broiled for a couple minutes. Tasty recipe, thanks for sharing.
  4. Boomette
    This is so yummy. Even my son of 4 years old liked it. But I omitted the red pepper flakes. I used skim milk. I used maybe 1 cup of sliced mushrooms. I used 1 small onion. I used the 14 1/2 on can of diced tomatoes in the recipe. I didn't keep it for the garnish. Thanks Mrs. Regan :) Made for PAC Spring 2010



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