Tuna Mac & Cheese with Broccoli

By Laura Moncur @ 6:00 pm — Filed under:

Wednesday night, Mike and I had a dinner that we used to eat all the time, but we haven’t had recently. It tasted good and it was only 6 Points. I thought that I would share the recipe with you.

Tuna Mac & Cheese with Broccoli

  • Kraft Macaroni and Cheese (you can use whatever brand you wish, but the calculated calories are based on Kraft)
  • 4 Tablespoons of butter
  • 1/4 Cup of Skim Milk
  • 1/2 Bag of frozen broccoli
  • 1 Can of tuna packed in water


  • Bring 6 cups of water to a boil. Add the macaroni and the broccoli to the boiling water.
  • Cook until tender, drain water (do not rinse) and return the macaroni and broccoli to the pot.
  • Add the butter and stir until melted.
  • Add the milk, tuna fish and the cheese packet and stir.
  • Divide into five servings and place the extra servings in the freezer.

Serves 5: 6 WW Points per serving: Calories 258; Fat 11.3; Fiber 0.6

Macaroni and Cheese is a highly processed food (that is NOT cheese), so this meal is a rarity for us, but it is very easy to make. You can substitute whatever vegetable you prefer for the broccoli. I suggest separating the servings and freezing the extra right away to prevent over eating. This meal is high in fat, so it’s easy to overdo it. I take the extra servings to work for lunches.


2 Responses to “Tuna Mac & Cheese with Broccoli”

  1. Mark Says:

    You can make macaroni & cheese from scratch. I’ve made Mark Bittman’s recipe a few times (from “How to Cook Everything”). It’s pretty good.

    I notice that someone’s webbed the recipe here (from “The Basics” book, but it’s the same ingredients and virtually the same instructions):


    In the version in the full book, he describes it as “macaroni and cheese for grown-ups … fragrant and almost sharp, thanks to the bay leaves and Parmesan.”

  2. Christa Says:

    I substituted chicken broth for the milk, since I didn’t have any milk in the house. Was awesome! Less fat/calories, and brought the flavor to a whole new level.

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