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Easy Tuna Mac and Cheese Casserole with Broccoli

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Easy Tuna Mac and Cheese Casserole with Broccoli
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 6
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Easy Tuna Mac and Cheese Casserole with Broccoli

Turn easy mac and cheese into a delicious casserole with tuna, broccoli and a crunchy topping made from crushed Bugles corn chips!

Ingredients

2
boxes (6.9 oz) Crocker™ mac & cheese original
1
cup milk, divided
10
tablespoons butter, divided
1
bag (12 oz) frozen broccoli florets, thawed
1
to 2 cans tuna (6 oz), drained and flaked
2
cups Bugles™ original corn snacks

Directions

  • 1 Preheat oven to 375ºF. Butter a 2 1/2-quart casserole dish and set aside. Stir pasta from both boxes into a large saucepan of boiling water. Cook uncovered for 6 to 7 minutes (2 to 3 minutes less than noted on the box), until al dente. Drain the pasta and return to the saucepan. Stir in packets of cheese mix from both boxes, 8 tablespoons of butter and 1/2 cup of milk.
  • 2 Stir in the thawed broccoli, tuna and additional 1/2 cup of milk. Pour into the prepared casserole dish.
  • 3 Place the Bugles in a zip-top bag and seal. Crush the Bugles™ with a rolling pin or mallet. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Mix the butter with the crushed Bugles™ and sprinkle mixture on top of the casserole.
  • 4 Cover the casserole with foil and bake until the sides are bubbly and the casserole is heated through, about 20 to 25 minutes. Uncover and broil on high until lightly browned, about two minutes. Let sit for 5 minutes to cool.
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Just when mac and cheese couldn't get any better, here's a version with tuna, broccoli and the crunchiest topping ever.

As prepared by The Decorated Cookie,

Bugles™ corn chips are the secret to the crunch in this easy macaroni dish!

I have an unrivaled passion for mac and cheese. From scratch, a box, a bag, my mom… it doesn’t matter. From the diner down the street or that fancy place in New York. From the stove top, from the oven, from a roux or from a mix – I love it all.

So I consider myself quite the mac and cheese expert. And as an expert, I can tell you how much I love this all-in-one mac and cheese casserole recipe!

 

Easy Tuna Mac and Cheese Casserole with Broccoli

If your craving is as relentless as mine, here’s a quick way to turn a couple boxes of mac and cheese into a complete meal with a couple of quick twists.

And it’s versatile. If broccoli isn’t your thing, choose a bag of peas and carrots instead. If tuna isn’t your thing, add some rotisserie chicken or cooked ham.

I added a crushed Bugles™ topping. It turns out they're are the perfect topping for mac and cheese!

 

Easy Tuna Mac and Cheese Casserole with Broccoli

First, we need to prepare some things. Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Grease a 2 1/2-quart casserole pan (a 3-quart is fine, but you may have to reduce cooking time by a few minutes) and set that aside.

Pour a couple cups of Bugles™ into a zip-top bag, seal it, and crush the chips. Use a mallet, a rolling pin, a hammer, whatever does the job. Put a dish towel or cutting board under the bag in case you get carried away with the smashing. You should have about 1 cup of crushed Bugles. Set those aside.

 

Easy Tuna Mac and Cheese Casserole with Broccoli

Now, make two boxes of Betty Crocker Mac and Cheese according to the package directions. I boiled the pasta from both boxes at once in a large sauce pan, but reduced the cooking time to 7 minutes, as the pasta will cook more in the oven.

Drain the pasta and pour it back into the saucepan. Stir in the cheese mix from both boxes, 1/2 cup of milk and a stick of butter. Stir well until it looks like... mac and cheese!

 

Easy Tuna Mac and Cheese Casserole with Broccoli

Stir in the thawed broccoli and the can of tuna. If you really love tuna, add two cans. Flaked tuna is better, but I made a mistake and bought the chunk kind (which worked just fine). Stir in another 1/2 cup of milk so the casserole doesn’t dry out in the oven.

 

Easy Tuna Mac and Cheese Casserole with Broccoli

Pour the whole lot into the prepared baking dish. In a microwave-safe bowl, place two tablespoons of butter and microwave until melted. Stir in the crushed Bugles™ and spoon the mixture evenly on top of the casserole.

 

Easy Tuna Mac and Cheese Casserole with Broccoli

Cover with foil and bake for about 20 to 25 minutes, or until the sides are bubbly. Uncover and broil on high for a minute or two until the top is nicely browned.

 

Easy Tuna Mac and Cheese Casserole with Broccoli

Let sit for 5 minutes, then serve and enjoy!

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