Tuna cherry tomato mac ‘n’ cheese

Tuna cherry tomato mac ‘n’ cheese

Mac ‘n’ cheese just got better…. if that’s even possible!  Our tuna cherry tomato mac ‘n’ cheese version has cherry tomatoes and tuna for extra flavour and is one of those easy and affordable dishes the whole family will enjoy.

tuna cherry tomato mac ‘n’ cheese

Tip: You can use any pasta you like for this dish, penne or spirals work really well too. Transfer to a large ovenproof baking dish. Scatter the remaining cheese across the top of the pasta and decorate with the remaining tomatoes. Bake for about 30 minutes until the tuna, mac ‘n’ cheese is golden brown and piping hot. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve hot with a garden salad.

A twist on a classic.

Ashleigh Feltham (MNutrDiet)

Macaroni pasta and flour provide energy for your body as well as B vitamins which are needed to make energy from the food you eat. Milk, cheese and tuna will keep you feeling fuller for longer as good sources of protein. Protein is needed to create and repair all the cells in your body.

Milk, cheese, and tuna are good sources of choline and vitamin B12 which is needed for normal central nervous system function. Also, iodine and selenium help look after the health of your thyroid. Your thyroid produces hormones and plays a major role in the rate of your metabolism. Cheese and milk provide calcium which is needed for normal muscle contractions as well as to keep your teeth and bones strong.

Safcol tuna is a great source of vitamin D which allows calcium to be absorbed properly by your body. Parsley is a good source of plant-based iron or haem iron. Non-haem iron is better absorbed by your body when combined with haem iron that is found in Safcol tuna and vitamin C which is in good supply in the tomatoes.

Both the tomatoes and parsley offer antioxidants that help to fight off free radicals. Free radicals can cause damage and disease to the cells of your body. This is bound to become a new mac ‘n’ cheese recipe in your home.

Nutritional Information

Nutritional Information
Serving Size530g
Average qty per serveAverage qty per 100g
Fat, total
- saturated
This nutritional information has been created using the foodstandards.gov.au online tool. While every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, it should be considered a guide only.

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