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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Stove Top Tuna Mac and Cheese

I took the picture of this while it was still really really hot - so the cheese looks a bit soupy, BUT, don't let that fool you - this is one of the best mac and cheese recipes I've made - at least according to Chris!

I think you all know my love for mac and cheese at this point.  I'm hooked on using the evaporated milk instead of regular milk, too.  It just tends to give the mac and cheese an even creamier texture.  No chance of it getting gritty, which can happen if you let a milk/cheese combo boil.  This is definitely not a healthy meal...but sometimes you need to throw healthy out the window for one night!!

Stove Top Tuna Mac and Cheese
Adapted from Alton Brown, The Food Network
Printable Recipe 
2 cups elbow macaroni
2 eggs
6 oz evaporated milk
1 teaspoon Cholula hot sauce (you can use your favorite hot sauce)
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3/4 teaspoon dry mustard
2 cups shredded white cheddar cheese
1 jalapeno, finely diced
1/2 sweet pepper, finely diced
1 5oz can Albacore tuna, drained

Cook the pasta according to package directions; drain.

Meanwhile, whisk together the eggs, evap milk, hot sauce, salt, pepper and mustard.  Slowly stir into the pasta and add the cheese and peppers.  Over low heat, continue to stir until it becomes creamy, about 3 minutes.  Stir in the tuna.  Serve and enjoy!

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Yenta Mary said...

I made stove top mac 'n' cheese the other night, too! But I went slumming 'cause I was in a hurry, and used a box (hangs head in shame as she types). This looks SO fabulous - wish I'd invited myself to your house instead of just resorting to my version ... :)

Mary said...

I love stovetop mac n' cheese. I'm not a fan of the baked version which I find dry. Yours looks moist and inviting. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

Like Mary I made stovetop mac & cheese the other day. It was a blue box and it was gross LOL!! This looks way better :) I'll have to try the evap milk trick. I've got a can in the pantry as a matter of fact! Delicious quick dinner Jenn!

Pam said...

Man oh man does that look good. YUM!

Suzie said...

This does look creamy and delicious. Love the fact you use evaporated milk instead of regular, I'm going to try your trick :)

Catherine said...

Dear Jenn, A great meal for any night of the week. Blessings, Catherine

Lea Ann said...

I could devour this. Love the addition of Cholula.

Annmarie Pipa said...

I am making this! easy, fast and yummy...I can tell by the picture and ingredients...thanks!!
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The Gas Shop said...

I’ve found that its more cost effective for me to use my gas stove, it’s a real money-saver!