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Jalapeno Tuna Macaroni and Cheese

Recipe: Jalapeno Tuna Macaroni and Cheese

Summary: Trick up the blue box macaroni and cheese with extra cheese and Jalapeno tuna for an addicting speed-scratch version perfect for lunch or weekday supper.


  • 1 (7.25-ounce) box Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Thick & Creamy
  • Bumble Bee Tuna with Jalapenos and Olive Oil [1]2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup milk (I used 1% milk)
  • 2 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 (5-ounce) can Bumble Bee® Prime Fillet® Albacore Tuna with Jalapeños & Olive Oil


  1. Bring 6 cups water to a boil in a medium-sized saucepot. Stir in macaroni from package and cook 8-9 minutes, until just tender, stirring occasionally so the pasta doesn’t stick to the pot.
  2. Remove from heat, drain in a colander and return hot pasta to the pot. Add butter, put lid on and wait for a minute until butter melts. Add milk, contents of cheese packet and shredded cheese and stir gently until cheese melts.
  3. Add tuna and its oil, stir a couple of rounds very gently to mix, but not break the tuna into smithereens. Portion into bowls and dig in!
  4. Serves 3.


Dorothy Reinhold | Shockingly Delicious

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I am a member of the Bee Squad for Bumble Bee tuna. Canned tuna makes an excellent protein for quick meals because it is already cooked and ready to deploy.

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Diet type: Pescatarian
Culinary tradition: USA (General)

Disclosure: Bumble Bee Foods sent the tuna for recipe development.