Recipe: Tuna Mac & Cheese

Servings? 3   Cooking Time? 30 mins 

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What you need? 

  • 3 cups penne (or other pasta of your choice)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 portobello mushroom, sliced
  • 3 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup strong flavoured cheese
  • 1 can tuna
  • salt and pepper
  • Tabasco sauce
  • dried oregano

How to cook it? 

  1. On medium-high heat, boil a medium sized pot full of water and 2 tsp salt, and let it bring itself to a boil, approximately 10 mins.
  2. Meanwhile, in a deep pan at medium heat, stir in butter.
  3. Add in onions and mushroom stirring once in a while until aromatic and soft.
  4. Pour in the flour while stirring so that it is well incorporated.
  5. Now our in half the milk and stir to create a creamy thick base sauce. Then add the remaining milk while stirring to maintain the creamy texture.
  6. Add in your cheese and stir well. I used Mainland aged cheese , but you can also use Kraft Cheddar Cheese or any other one you prefer.
  7. At this point take 3 tbsp of your pasta boiling water and pour into the sauce pan. This gives the sauce an extra starchy consistency.
  8. Add in your tuna along with 2-3 tsp salt and pepper, and 4-5 dabs of Tabasco sauce. Mix well.
  9. Drain your pasta and stir in a small wedge of butter to the colander with the drained pasta before pouring the pasta into your sauce pan.
  10. Taste and add salt, pepper, or Tabasco to your taste preference. Once you’re happy with the taste, sprinkle some oregano and mix for a final time before serving.

Tips? This is such an easy to make meal for you and the family to enjoy. You can create variations and use up leftovers in the fridge. Instead of tuna, you can replace with sausage, ham, or bacon. And to add that oomph, I suggest drizzling some truffle oil and grated Parmesan cheese to make it even better.

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