{Hellmann’s Chicken Change Up} Tuna and Noodles

This is Tuna and Noodles.  Gross, you may be thinking.  But don’t write this off.  It is delicious.  My mom used to make this for my sister and I while we were growing up.  It is a very simple recipe but the secret weapon here is the Fritos.  And a good quality mayo.

As part of Hellmann’s Chicken Change Up promotion, I was sent several jars of mayo.  While I could have just made the chicken recipes, I wanted to really step outside the box and use it in different ways.  If you haven’t already read it, see my mayo cookies post here (don’t be scerrred).  You can check out all the chicken recipes on the Hellmann’s Facebook page (“like” them, then look for the “Chicken Change Up” and “Recipes” links on the left margin).  And this Tuna and Noodles recipe could easily use chicken if tuna isn’t your favorite.

This is one of those recipes that is made with pantry items.  It is super quick and can be modified to fit each person’s individual tastes.

First, make your pasta.  Growing up, the only noodles we made this recipe with were large elbows but just about any will work.  But here I have used a mix of mini elbows and penne.  Cook the noodles until they are done to your preference.  Drain the pasta and return it to the cooking pan.

Add the tuna to the pan and stir.  Use the spoon to try to break up the larger pieces of tuna.

Add your Hellmann’s (on the West Coast it is known as Best Foods) mayo to the pan.  As much or as little as you prefer.  The amount shown above was actually pushing my limits.  I usually use much less.  Mix well.  Add Seasoned Salt to taste.

But the only proper way to eat Tuna and Noodles is with Fritos.  End of story.  The extra salt and delicious corn flavor are the secret ingredient.  Sprinkle them on top, or use the larger Fritos as a scoop – it is up to you.

Seriously.  None of these ingredients sound like they should work together (except tuna and mayo) but they work!  If you try it, I’d love to know what you think!

Have you entered the Hellmann’s Chicken Change Up Sweepstakes or Daily giveaway yet? You can do it right here!

Tuna and Noodles is a meal that I usually make when I am pressed for time and haven’t been to the grocery store.  I was really surprised that many of the recipes that Hellmann’s has for chicken can be prepared and cooked in about half an hour!  I’ll share my favorite Hellman’s recipe for chicken soon, but in the mean time, check out chef Tim Love making the recipe for Parmesan Crusted Chicken.

*Discolsure:  Hellmann’s product and additional incentives were provided to me.  All opinions stated are my own