Tuna mac & cheese, ’90s-style

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Tuna mac and cheese recipe from 1991 (2)

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Tuna macaroni and cheese: It’s easy! And it takes just 20 minutes to prepare

Katie hates tomatoes. Joey hates anything green. And my husband hates anything new. But they all love your tuna Mac and Cheese.

This is a StarKist family-tested and mother-endorsed tuna recipe, one of several recipes we asked mothers to try in their homes. Their families found it so delicious, even picky kids loved it! Busy mothers really appreciated the short preparation time.

Tuna mac and cheese recipe from 1991 (1)

Tasty tuna recipes from vintage Disneyland's Pirate Ship restaurant (1955-1956)

Tuna mac and cheese recipe


1 (7-1/4 ounce) box macaroni and cheese dinner
1 (12-1/2 ounce) can tuna, drained and chunked
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup frozen green peas
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese


1. Prepare macaroni and cheese according to package directions.

2. Mix in remaining ingredients, except Parmesan cheese. Pour into a 1-1/2 quart microwaveable serving dish.

3. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave on High for 2 minutes. Stir casserole and continue heating on High for 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 minutes or until cheese is melted and the mixture is heated through.

4. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Preparation time: 20 minutes. Makes 5 to 6 servings.

Make 5 to 6 servings

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