~ swiss tuna noodle casserole ~ from scratch!

★★★★★ 2
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By Cassie *
from Somewhere, PA

This awesome dish was created by me and might I add it was fantastic. So creamy and flavorful. I decided to add Swiss cheese to the white sauce, and am I ever glad I did. It went well with the tuna and added a delicious flavor to the sauce. My son was my inspiration for this dish and he loves Swiss Cheese. I decided to also add some to the topping. I love cooking in cast iron and it turned out fantastic & not a lot of dirty dishes and that's always an added bonus! I do hope you try this casserole, I don't believe you will be disappointed.

★★★★★ 2
serves 4 - 6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For ~ swiss tuna noodle casserole ~ from scratch!

  • 6 oz
    egg noodles, cooked and drained ( just until al dente )
  • 3 Tbsp
    butter
  • 3/4 c
    each - sliced celery, sliced mushrooms, chopped red onion, frozen peas
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    garlic paste or minced clove
  • 3 Tbsp
    flour
  • 2 1/2 c
    milk - more if needs thinned out
  • 1 c
    heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp
    each, dill paste, parsley paste, kosher salt, pepper, dry mustard
  • 1/4 tsp
    lemon/pepper seasoning
  • 1 1/4 c
    fresh shredded, swiss cheese
  • 2 - 5 oz
    can, tuna in water - drained ( 8 ounces altogether )
  • TOPPING
  • 1/2 c
    shredded swiss cheese
  • 1/2 c
    seasoned panko crumbs

How To Make ~ swiss tuna noodle casserole ~ from scratch!

  • 1
    Boil your noodles and drain. Set aside.
  • 2
    Preheat oven to 350 degree F. In a large oven proof skillet over medium heat, melt butter. ( I use my 9 inch iron skillet. ) - Once bubbly add the celery, mushrooms, onion and garlic. ( I added a pinch of salt & pepper. ) - Stir and cook until tender and mushrooms are no longer leaving off moisture.
  • 3
    Stir in the flour to coat the vegetables and cook for another minute. Make sure not to burn.
  • 4
    Start whisking in the milk and cream. Bring to a boil, then simmer until thickened. Stir in the cheese and keep stirring until melted.
  • 5
    Stir in the dill, salt, pepper, parsley, mustard, lemon pepper seasoning, peas and tuna. Combine well. Stir in noodles and simmer a few more minutes then remove from heat.
  • 6
    In a small bowl, mix the crumbs and cheese and sprinkle evenly over the tuna mixture. Place in oven and bake for 10 - 15 minutes or until bubbly. If not brown, place under broiler for another couple minutes until golden.
  • 7
    Carefully remove from oven and i let it set up for a few minutes. May need additional Salt & pepper. Now, dig in! It's delicious...I loved the addition of Swiss cheese as it went well with the tuna.
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