Easy Peasy Mac and Cheesy - KNEP - Kentucky Nutrition Education Program


Easy Peasy Mac and Cheesy

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Servings:6Serving Size:1 cupRecipe Cost:$6.41Cost per Serving:$1.07


  • 1 (16 ounce) box whole wheat shell or macaroni pasta
  • 1 (12 ounce) can non-fat evaporated milk
  • 1 (8 ounce) package mild or sharp shredded cheese
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (5 ounce) can water-packed tuna, drained
  • 1 (14 ounce) can low-sodium peas, drained


  1. Cook pasta and drain. Reserve ½ cup of pasta water in case cheese sauce gets too thick. 
  2. In a large saucepan, heat milk, but do not bring to boil. 
  3. Add cheese and stir until cheese is melted and milk is thickened. 
  4. Add garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix well. 
  5. Add drained tuna, peas, and macaroni. Mix well and serve. 
Source: Joel Worth, Jefferson County SNAP-Ed Assistant Senior

240 calories; 16g total fat; 8g saturated fat; 0g trans fat; 50mg cholesterol; 770mg sodium; 72g carbohydrate; 10g fiber; 11g sugar; 0g added sugar; 32g protein; 10% Daily Vale of vitamin D; 40% Daily Value of calcium; 20% Daily Value of iron; 15% Daily Value of potassium