- 3 cups Shell Pastauncooked (e.g. macaroni or similar sized pasta)
- 8 oz Cheeseshredded processed American cheese
- 2 tbsp Parmesan cheesegrated
- ½ cup Milk
- 3 (15 oz) Can of tunawhite tuna in water, drained and flaked
- Saltto taste
- Black pepperto taste
Creamy Tuna and Shells with Cheese
Tuna and Shells With Cheese is a super simple, yet super tasty pasta dish that will have your kids crying out for seconds. The recipe as it is written is quite plain, but you can add extra herbs or vegetables like peas or spinach for some added color. Sometimes I like to bake the pasta, sauce and tuna mixture in in the oven, topped with buttered breadcrumbs or fried onions. Bake for about 20-25 minutes at 350 °F until the sauce is hot and bubbling around the edges.
To make the basic recipe, start by cooking the pasta. As the pasta cooks, make the sauce by combining the American and Parmesan cheeses with milk in a saucepan and cook it until the cheese melts. Mix in the hot cooked pasta shells and the flaked tuna and stir well. Serve with a nice green salad or some garlic bread if you are feeling extra hungry!
To make my Tuna and Shells With Cheese, you will need the following ingredients:
Steps to make Creamy Tuna and Shells with Cheese
Cook the pasta
Drain the pasta
Add pasta and tuna
Season to taste