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: Tuna Casserole: Recipes, Tips & Tricks
: mamaofangels February 23, 2008, 08:57:51 AM
Okay gals, I thought I would put Tuna casserole or Tuna Noodle Casserole or something of the like on next weeks menu.  (Tuna is a ceap meat)  Help.  I couldn't find a recipe on here for it.  I will look on some other sites later but don't have time right now Thought you gals would have some good ideas.  Thanks
Jen
: Re: Tuna Casserole: Recipes, Tips & Tricks
: GarlicMomma February 23, 2008, 09:13:42 AM
Easy Tuna casserole

12 - 16 oz egg noodles
2 cans of tuna fish (drain or undrained - your choice)
2 TB butter
~about a 1/2 cup of sour cream
1 can of cream of chicken soup
1 TB dried parsley
maybe up to 1/2 cup of milk


1. Boil egg noodles according to package directions. Drain in colander.
2. While egg noodles are draining, put rest of ingredients in warm pot (You may not want to add all the milk at once, add to the consistency desired.). May need to put your stove onto low - medium for this. Mix up well and let it get hot.
3. Add noodles back into pot. Mix.

We sometimes put this into a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes with bread crumbs and butter dotted on top.

It serves our family of 5.

You can play with this recipe if you want more or less of any ingredient. We also add things like Cheseapeake Bay Seasoning, parmesan cheese, different cream of ?? soup, or other things to it.
: Re: Tuna Casserole: Recipes, Tips & Tricks
: *MommaJo* February 23, 2008, 09:41:41 AM
We always add lots of cheese to our tuna casserole, too.

: Re: Tuna Casserole: Recipes, Tips & Tricks
: mamaofangels February 23, 2008, 10:21:10 AM
Thank you that sounds good and easy!  I could not think of how to do it for some reason  ::)  I must need more sleep! Thanks again
Jen
: Re: Tuna Casserole: Recipes, Tips & Tricks
: Whiterock February 23, 2008, 10:32:23 AM
CREAMY TUNA CASSEROLE

1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted [or equivalent (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,481.0.html)]
1 soup can milk
1 can (6 ounces) chunk light tuna
1/2 package (1 pound) egg noodles, cooked and drained
1 cup frozen peas
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Pepper to taste
1/2 cup crushed butter flavor crackers, optional

1. In a 2-quart casserole dish, combine soup and milk; blend in tuna. Add noodles, peas, cheeses and pepper; mix to thoroughly combine. Top with crackers, if desired.

2. Bake at 350ยบ for 30 minutes, or until thoroughly warmed. Yield: 4 servings.


From Steph's Country Kitchen Goodness (http://www.stephskitchen.com/)

: Re: Tuna Casserole: Recipes, Tips & Tricks
: mamaofangels February 23, 2008, 11:36:07 AM
Pizza Pasta Casserole...


Do you stir all the ingredient together or layer them?  This sounds good too.
Jen
: Re: Tuna Casserole: Recipes, Tips & Tricks
: healthybratt February 24, 2008, 05:22:56 AM
Okay gals, I thought I would put Tuna casserole or Tuna Noodle Casserole or something of the like on next weeks menu.  (Tuna is a ceap meat)  Help.  I couldn't find a recipe on here for it.  I will look on some other sites later but don't have time right now Thought you gals would have some good ideas.  Thanks
Jen
Stovetop variety.  (I never bake it).
Egg Noodles (preboiled)
Tuna partially drained
Velveeta or Prepared Cheese Sauce
Peas cooked and drained
Butter (omit if using cheese sauce)
Milk (omit if using cheese sauce)


Mix together and eat.

Prepared Cheese sauce:
You may need to double or triple this, but here's the basic recipe.

2 T Flour
2 T Fat (bacon grease, butter, lard, olive oil or whatever)
1/2 t salt
1/2 t pepper
1 C Milk or water (or combo - depending on how rich and creamy you like it)
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese

Heat all ingredients except milk(water) and cheese in pan on medium.  Use a fork to mix and break up lumps in your roux.  Allow to brown to your preference for more flavor.  When roux begins to bubble, add liquid and cheese.  Stir until thick.  Add to pasta dish, mix and serve.  (This is also good over omeletes).
: Re: Tuna Casserole: Recipes, Tips & Tricks
: blessedmama February 24, 2008, 06:07:49 AM
THE BEST tuna casserole out there I'm convinced!   ;D  If Wolfgang Puck or Emeril came to dinner they would be impressed!!

1 can cream soup of choice
1/2 c sour cream
3/4 milk
1/2 c mayonnaise
7 oz tuna
1 c grated cheese
2 TBSP parsley
1/2 tsp salt & pepper
1 TBSP lemon juice
3 c cooked pasta (you can be an over achiever & make your own too)

Combine all ingredients pour into 1.5 qt shallow baking dish, top with cracker or bread crumbs and bake 45 mins at 350.  Top with extra grated cheese 15 mins before done.  I like to top with smoked cheddar.