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RECIPE: Easy ‘Pea’sy Tuna Mac & Cheese

Mac & Cheese is heartwarming and soul filling and pure comfort. We have kept all these amazing qualities and created a super easy Mac & Cheese that is nutritious, delicious, simple, quick and affordable! Did we say affordable? Yes! Wow, hearing that something is healthy AND affordable sounds like a breath of fresh air with everything going up. This recipe also has the right amounts of protein (tuna, dairy), vegetables (onion, peas, garlic) and carbohydrates (pasta) balances out well into deliciousness.

That’s right! This recipe has a total cost of $11.14, That is about $2.30 per person! Serving a decent portion for 5 adults at $2.30 per serve or if you have young children at home, the leftovers will be delicious the next day making your dollar go further!

We also have the recipe catering to varying serve sizes: 5 adults, 50 adults tailored to aged care and 20 children tailored to childcare.


Easy Peasy Tuna Mac and Cheese Recipe

Easy ‘Pea’sy Tuna Mac & Cheese Recipe

Ingredients - Serves 5 Adults

  • 1 x 425g can & 1 x 185g of Canned tuna, drained

  • 1 tbsp Olive oil

  • 1 medium Brown onion, peeled and diced

  • 375g Frozen peas

  • 2 TBSP Plain flour

  • 2 cups Reduced fat milk

  • 200g Light tasty cheese, grated

  • 150g Pasta, dry

  • 3g Minced Garlic


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil.

  2. Add pasta and boil until cooked (following packet directions for recommended cooking time), adding peas for the last 2 minutes of cooking.

  3. Drain pasta and peas and return drained ingredients to the pot.

  4. Add the onion to a saucepan with olive oil and garlic. Cook, stirring, for 3 to 4 minutes or until softened.

  5. Add flour to the saucepan. Cook, stirring, for 1 to 2 minutes until all the onion is coated in flour.

  6. Gradually stir in milk and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring for approximately 3 minutes or until mixture thickens.

  7. Add tuna and cheese to the pan, stirring for approximately 2 minutes until heated through.

  8. Add tuna mixture to pasta mixture, season with salt and pepper and stir until well combined. Garnish and serve immediately.

ALLERGENS Milk, fish, gluten, wheat.

May contain egg and soy

Nutritional Information

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Nutritional information for easy peasy tuna mac and cheese

Recipe available for Aged Care homes and Childcare centres too!

Available as a FREE download, our Dietitians have customised this Easy ‘Pea’sy Tuna Mac & Cheese recipe to be suitable within a Aged Care and Childcare setting, serving either 50 adults or 20 children. Download these recipes cards below.

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