Cheesy Gooey Twisted Tuna Casserole

JacQue Lawson

By
@JaQact

This is NOT your average tuna casserole dish! My mom made a version of this when I was growing up, it's always been a favorite and I've been making it and tweaking it for over 30 years. Easy too - just dump everything in - no chopping! SO ooey gooey cheesy and flavorful! It's comfort food nirvana! The green chiles give it the "twist". Pot luck perfection and freezes well too. I've found so many great recipes on Just a Pinch so it's time to pay it forward by sharing one of my own favorites. I'd love to hear your feedback. ENJOY!


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Serves:

4

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 box
kraft mac & cheese
1 can(s)
cream of mushroom soup
1 can(s)
diced green chiles (small size)
1 can(s)
peas (small size)
1 c
sour cream
1 c
sharp cheddar cheese (shredded)
3/4 stick
real butter
2 can(s)
light tuna in water (with water)
2 tsp
seasoning salt
1 tsp
pepper

OPTIONAL TOPPINGS: PANKO BREAD CRUMBS MIXED WITH A BIT OF MELTED BUTTER, PARMESAN CHEESE, MORE SHREDDED CHEDDAR OR ALL OF THE ABOVE! (DEPENDS ON HOW DECADENT YOU WANT TO GET) ;)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cook noodles according to package. Drain. Return to pot and leave on low heat.
2
Add butter, sour cream, tuna water and cheese packets to pot. Stir until butter melts. (No milk needed - the sour cream and tuna water take its place.)
3
Add tuna, soup, cheese, chiles, peas, and seasonings and stir well.
4
Pour into a square or 9 x 13 sprayed or greased (buttered) pan. Top with optional toppings (above).
5
Bake @ 350 on top rack, uncovered for 30 mins. Crumbs should be nice and crunchy, but ovens vary so check after 20 mins to make sure crumbs are not burning.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Kosher, Soy Free
Hashtags: #cheese, #pot-luck, #pasta