Gourmet Tuna Casserole

1
Tiffany Bannworth

By
@MissAnubis

This is different from the old cream soup and can peas recipe from yesteryear.

This is also a great recipe to showcase your Pickled Watermelon Rinds!

Our family of eight, loves this. So dig in!

You can optionally add 1 cup of sharp cheddar, Lorraine cheese, or goat cheese. Free free to mix and match.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
8-10
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
35 Min

Ingredients

  • 3 c
    vegetables (red peppers, broccoli, green beans, snow peas, squash, carrots,asparagus, water chestnut, bamboo shoot, corn) use whatever you like
  • 2 1/2 c
    pastina
  • 3 c
    cream or whole milk
  • 1 c
    minced mushrooms
  • 3 c
    beef broth
  • 1/2 c
    lemon juice
  • 2 can(s)
    tuna (drained)
  • 1/2 tsp
    dill (optional to tuna saute)
  • 4 Tbsp
    watermelon rind pickles (chopped) *see recipe
  • 3 Tbsp
    dijon mustard
  • 1/2 c
    mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp
    paprika
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • ·
    olive oil, extra virgin

How to Make Gourmet Tuna Casserole

Step-by-Step

  1. Make recipe ahead of time.
    Pickled Watermelon Rinds
  2. In a pot, put mushrooms, cream/milk, and beef broth cook covered on medium/low.
  3. In a frying pan, put tuna, lemon juice, and olive oil. You can optionally add dill at this point too. Saute for about 3 min. Add vegetables. Cook for another 5 minutes.
  4. In a mixing bowl, add tuna/veg mix, pickled watermelon rinds, mayonnaise, mustard, paprika. Stir well. Then add dry pastina.
  5. Lastly, add cream mixture. Stir well.
  6. Pour into a greased Pyrex dish (rectangular casserole dish). Bake at 350 for 30 mins or until pastina is soft.
    You should have a nice golden brown around the edges but still creamy in the center.
  7. Remove from oven and crack sea salt and peppercorns over dish while still hot.

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