Tuna Noodle Casserole

172365ED-6AD8-42A3-AECD-D149BE28FA0FF7C135A8-0DA5-4831-937A-D15855D99955Tuna noodle casserole is something that seems to be in and out of favor with people. People either like it of hate it. If you use the standard recipes I have seen, I understand why some wouldn’t like it. We have it 7 or 8 times a year as one of our pasta meals. There is one thing I have found, never use the cheap light, flaked white tuna. You want to be able to bite into a piece of tuna not have it as mush mixed in with everything else. Forget how long we have been making it this way, so let’s just say a lot of years

3 cups of macaroni

Salt & pepper

extra virgin olive oil

2 can of solid white tuna in water

1 can of mushroom soup

1 medium onion diced

2 ribs of celery diced 1/4 in rings

1/2 cup diced red pepper

2 cloves of minced garlic

1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce

1/2 teaspoon mustard powder

1.2 teaspoon of Frank’s red hot sauce

2 tablespoons of chopped parsley

2 cups grated old cheddar cheese

2 tablespoons grated Asiago cheese

2 tomatoes sliced

In a pot of boiling salted water cook macaroni for 5 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water until macaroni is cold, set aside to finish draining. Add onion, celery, red pepper, and garlic to a frying pan with 1 teaspoon of olive oil, salt and pepper and cook on medium heat for 6 minute, stir often. Remove from heat and stir in parsley.

In the pot you cooked the macaroni add mushroom soup, mustard powder, Frank’s, and Worcestershire sauce, mix together. Then put the macaroni in the pot and mix well. Separate the rings of  tuna and break into good sized pieces then fold into the pot. Do each can separately. In an oiled casserole dish place half of the mixture and smooth out.  Top with 1 cup of grated old cheddar cheese, add remainder of the mixture and top with the rest of the old cheddar cheese. Place sliced tomatoes over the top to cover, salt and pepper them and sprinkle with Asiago cheese.

Cook for 40 minutes uncovered in a 350 oven and then broil for 2 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

About Graham Stewart

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2 Responses to Tuna Noodle Casserole

  1. Bernice says:

    We like to have a tuna casserole now and then. I like the additional ingredients you added.

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