Tuna Noodle Casserole With Cream Cheese (No Canned Soup)

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Betty Graves

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Note: (Be sure to use good tuna). Also, make sure noodles are done before making the sauce. The sauce gets too thick if it sits while waiting for noodles to cook. Make sure the sauce is really creamy before baking, if not it will be too dry when it is baked. To make the sauce more creamy, add more milk to give it a good consistency.

I like this recipe because it is made with cream cheese instead of cream of mushroom soup. Good taste. Enjoy!

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Rating:

★★★★★ 61 votes

Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 can(s)
    mushroom pieces, 6.5 oz
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced (1tsp)
  • 1 medium
    onion, diced
  • 1 medium
    green pepper, diced
  • 1, 12 oz. pkg
    large no-yolk egg noodles
  • 1/4 c
    butter
  • 1/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 c
    milk
  • 1 pkg
    cream cheese, 8 oz
  • 1 can(s)
    tuna, packed in water, 12 oz
  • 1 can(s)
    peas, drained, 15 oz
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1 tsp
    pepper
  • 1 c
    grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 c
    French's Crispy Fried Onions to sprinkle on top of casserole
  • 1/4 c
    Parmesan cheese

How to Make Tuna Noodle Casserole With Cream Cheese (No Canned Soup)

Step-by-Step

  1. Sauté mushrooms, garlic, onion and green peppers in a frying pan. Put aside.
  2. Cook the noodles in salted water; drain.
  3. Melt butter in a large fry pan and blend in flour. Blend together.
  4. Add milk slowly, cooking and stirring constantly.
  5. When sauce is thick and smooth, blend in cream cheese.
  6. Then add cooked noodles.
  7. Add the whole can of tuna with water.
  8. Add peas.
  9. Add peppers, onion and mushrooms combination, the salt and pepper. Mix together.
  10. Pour into a large 9 x 12 greased baking dish.
  11. Top with sharp cheese.
  12. Then sprinkle French onions and Parmesan cheese.
  13. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.

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About Tuna Noodle Casserole With Cream Cheese (No Canned Soup)

Course/Dish: Fish Pasta Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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