There’s no doubt that mac and cheese is a family favorite, but boxed varieties can be loaded with sodium and fat. Try this tasty and lightened-up Cheesy Tuna Mac instead! Made with wholesome ingredients like fiber-rich whole grain pasta, heart-healthy tuna and protein-packed Greek yogurt, this “Mac” packs a mean nutritional punch without sacrificing flavor. And for an extra special twist, this dish can easily be made with fun-shaped pasta that your whole family will love!
Cheesy Tuna Mac
Recipe adapted from Starkist®
- 2 cups uncooked whole wheat pasta (or gluten free pasta for gluten free)
- 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
- ½ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
- ¼ cup low-fat milk
- ½ tsp. onion powder
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 5 oz. can of tuna packed in water, drained and flaked
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Cook pasta according to package instructions.
- Microwave vegetables for 2-3 minutes until hot.
- In a small bowl, mix together yogurt, milk and onion powder until well blended.
- Drain pasta and place in a medium bowl. Add vegetables and yogurt mixture; toss to combine. Stir in cheese and tuna until well distributed. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and serve warm.
Yield: 4 servings
*Per Serving: Calories 380, Total Fat 11g (Saturated 6g, Trans 0g), Cholesterol 50mg, Sodium 370mg, Total Carbohydrate 45g (Dietary Fiber 5g, Sugars 4g), Protein 27g, Vitamin A 15%, Vitamin C 2%, Calcium 25%, Iron 10% *Nutritional values are an approximation. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding.
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