Meal Type, Pasta

Stovetop Tuna Mac and Cheese

A quick and easy kid-friendly pasta recipe, this Stovetop Tuna Mac and Cheese is sure to be a family favorite weeknight dinner!

Original recipe courtesy of The Lemon Bowl.

Total Time 2 Servings
5 5 0

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Utica, New York
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I just tried Genova tuna in oil for the first time. I have to say it is some of the freshest tasting tuna I have tried. I am hooked! #GenovaSeafood

San Antonio, Texas
5 5 0

Love it. Best tuna that we can get in the U.S. Closest thing to the freshness of the tuna we bring back from Italy.

Waterbury, Connecticut
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Fort Collins, Colorado
5 5 0

Absolutely adore the yellowfin tuna with olive oil. I can eat it straight without adding any extras, it also is extremely healthy! I never knew I could LOVE tuna, especially without mayo!

5 5 0

Hands down the best canned tuna I've ever had. Always in nice meaty chunks, and the taste is out of this world.

Del Norte, Colorado
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  • 8 ounces whole wheat rotini pasta or pasta of choice
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup green peas - fresh or frozen
  • 1 can Genova albacore tuna in olive oil drained


  1. Bring a large pot of salty water to a boil and prepare pasta according to package instructions.
  2. While pasta is cooking, prepare the cheese sauce in a medium sauce pot by melting the butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour, salt and pepper and cook until flour dissolves into the butter, about 60 seconds, whisking frequently.
  3. Pour in the milk and bring the mixture to a low boil, whisking occasionally.
  4. Add in the shredded cheese and stir until melted; remove from heat.
  5. Drain pasta and return to large pot. Pour in the cheese sauce and stir until pasta is evenly coated.
  6. Stir the peas into the pasta as well as the tuna and heat until warmed through, about 2 minutes.
  7. Divide between four bowls to serve.