Saturday, March 15, 2008

Bachelor's Cookbook: Cheesy tuna casserole

This one is a bachelor classic because it dirties only one pot and takes about ten minutes to prepare.


  • One blue box Kraft Macaroni and Cheese (or any good quality Mac'n'cheese)
  • One can tuna
  • One can cream of mushroom soup.
  • Five cups water
Bring the water to a boil in a mid-sized pot big enough for the macaroni and water. Dump the macaroni into it (set the cheesy powder aside!). Cook for 7 minutes, then dump into collander to drain. Dump the cream of mushroom soup into the pot, put it on a very low heat, and stir half the cheesy powder into the cream of mushroom soup. Dump the macaroni back from the collander into the pot on top of the cream of mushroom soup, then the remainder of the cheesy powder, and stir vigorously until well mixed. Dump the (drained) can of tuna on top and stir well until well mixed. Serve with a side salad of fresh greens and veggies.

-- Badtux the Culinary Penguin


  1. Tuna juice (water or oil) is well known as a premium cat lubricant. Gets their purr started.
    By the bye a variant is cream of celery soup.

  2. Fabulous bachelor recipe. Dumping the side veggies into the casserole instantly turns it into the tired single mom recipe. Kids will eat vegetables as long as they're disguised in something cheesy or(if raw) dunked in ranch dressing.

  3. A friend of mine throws in some frozen peas. Yum! I usually just make the mac and mushroom soup without the tuna.

  4. Hello, Mr Penguin.
    One Pot Slop is my specialty.

    The Mac & Cheese also works great with some beans and sausage, with a bit of onion or green peppers.


  5. It's not just for bachelors, you know. Bachelorettes enjoy that stuff, too. And we got really super fancy when I was a starving lassie in college...we added a can of peas to the mixture!

    I love this meal, and I get cravings for it. Actual cravings. It makes Lola the Cat happy, too (she and her brother, Manni Moe, could be cousins of The Mighty Fang), because she gets to "clean out the can" when I am making the meal. Manni Moe is too slow.


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