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Recipe : Entry # 8081
mary ann gove
(928) 639-2034
Recipe Title
mac & cheese on steroids
Recipe Theme
January: Comfort food
Main Dishes
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8 ounces elbow macaroni
1/4 cup butter
5 cans tuna in water, drained, (about 5 1/2 oz. cans)
2 cups milk
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Cook macaroni per package instructions. Melt butter in a saucepan. Remove from heat and stir in flour, salt, and pepper until smooth. Slowly (so it won't be lumpy) stir in milk. Reduce heat and simmer one minute. Remove from heat. Stir in 2 cups of the cheese, the macaroni, and the tuna. Pour into a 2-quart shallow casserole dish. Spread the last one cup of cheese on top and bake 15 to 25 minutes, until cheese is browning. Makes 7-8 servings.
Tell us about your recipe
What is more comforting than mac & cheese? One day when I was starting a pan full, my husband suggested we add some tuna to it for more protein. He loved it and I have made it this way ever since.
I have had a column in 4 Arizona small town newspapers for 7 years, and include a recipe with each column. This mac & cheese recipe was very well received by my readers who are always looking for quick and easy recipes because most of them work and have limited time for cooking.