~ My Tuna Noodle Casserole ~

Cassie *

By
@1lovetocook1x

Creamy, rich, flavorful goodness! This is how I've made my tuna noodle for years...never fails to please my family!!

Enjoy!


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Serves:

6

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

55 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

10 oz
cooked thin kluski noodles or egg noodles - al dente
1 - 12 oz
drained albacore tuna - more if desired
1 stalk(s)
celery, chopped
1 small
onion, chopped
1 Tbsp
jarred, minced garlic
2
carrots, quartered and chopped, small
3 Tbsp
mayonnaise
1 1/2 c
frozen peas
Green
or red pepper, chopped, i didn't use today, just sauté with other veggies if usin
Sliced
potabellas - optional - i didn't add today...just saute with other veggies

MILD CHEESE SAUCE - ADD ANOTHER CUP OF CHEESE FOR A BIT CHEESIER SAUCE IF THAT WHAT YOU PREFER

1/3 c
each - flour & butter
2 c
2% milk
1 c
cream
1/2 c
shredded parmesan
1 - 2 c
mild shredded cheddar cheese - i only used 1 cup today
Pinch
nutmeg
3/4 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
fresh ground pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cook pasta and drain.

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, whisk together butter and flour. Cook for at least one minute, stirring constantly. Whisk in the milk, cream, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Stirring constantly until begins to lightly boil and thicken. Remove from heat and add cheeses, stirring until melted. Set aside.
2
In a skillet, sauté vegetables in 1 tablespoon oil until tender, add a little water to speed up or finish in microwave.
3
In a large bowl, add pasta, peas, tuna, mayonnaise, vegetables and cheese sauce. Toss to coat pasta.
4
Grease a 2 quart casserole dish and spread tuna mixture evenly into dish.

I melted 1 tablespoon of butter and mixed with 1/2 cup bread crumbs and sprinkled evenly. Cover with foil and bake 35 - 40 minutes, remove foil and bake another 10 - 15 minutes or until browning.

Sprinkle with parsley and more Parmesan if desired. Yum!!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American