Tuna Noodle Casserole (Toss Your Old Recipe! :) )

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By
@Quinnn

This is an amazing recipe not only because the taste is incredible but because you can swap out the tuna for chicken or any other meat of your choosing.

It's creamy, rich and comforting. Feel free to add your family's favorite vegetables, if desired. It's the sauce that is the absolute star in this dish.

Great with a tossed salad or fresh fruit.

Give it a try and you'll see what I mean!

Peg :)


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Serves:

6

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

8 oz
dry egg noodles, may not use them all.
3 Tbsp
butter
2 Tbsp
flour
2 c
milk
1 can(s)
cream of mushroom soup (...trust me, it works in this recipe)
1 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
pepper
1 can(s)
white albacore tuna (6 oz.) well drained, or 2 small chicken breasts, cooked and cubed
1/2 c
frozen peas (thawed), mushrooms, etc. (your family's choice) we like it without these add-ins.
3/4 c
shredded cheddar cheese, plus extra for the top

TOPPING:

1
handful of shredded cheddar
1/4 c
seasoned or plain bread crumbs
1 Tbsp
butter

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 325 degrees if using a glass or ceramic casserole dish. (350 degrees for metal) Cook noodles in salted water as per directions. Do not overcook. Drain and set aside.
2
Melt butter in a large saucepan. Add flour and stir for 1-2 minutes. Gradually, whisk in milk, mushroom soup and salt and pepper until mixture begins to simmer and starts to thicken. Remove from heat.
3
Gradually add any vegetables that you desire (about 1/2 cup total) and 3/4 cup shredded cheddar. Fold in tuna or chicken. Then add cooked noodles, a little at a time, until there is still plenty of sauce. I find that I don't add the full amount of noodles because we love the sauce so much.
4
Pour into a buttered casserole dish. I use a 12" long x 2 1/2" deep oval ceramic dish. Top with a handful of shredded cheddar.
5
Melt 1 T. butter in microwave. Add 1/4 c. dry bread crumbs. Spread over cheese.
6
Bake at 325 degrees, tented loosely with foil, for 30 minutes. Remove foil and return to oven for 5 more minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Fish, Pasta, Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids