Don’t laugh! This is the ultimate in comfort food and sometimes its just what you need! I remember this from when I was a kid and I still love it to this day! One weekend Fred and I were brainstorming what to make for the week for dinner… I said TUNA CASSEROLE… Ick, pew, nasty and a bunch of other words popped out of his mouth… What? That’s when I realized the entire world did not love this as much as I did. How could that be? I looked up recipes for tuna casserole and the majority do not have cheese. Well… ick, pew, nasty comes to mind! NOW I know why people don’t like it… trust me on this… this will make you smile, it is delicious beyond belief… you can add the peas (or not)… I prefer them on the side… Fred likes them all mixed in… so we make it both ways. Its quick, easy and very good… even better heated up the next day… have this and a salad and you will be happy camper!
B E S T E V E R T U N A C A S S E R O L E
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6 oz. (½ package) Egg Noodles (I use Manischewitz or Publix brand)
1- 10 ¾ oz can Cream of Celery Soup
1 soup can of Milk (I use 2%)
8 oz Cheddar Cheese, shredded (I use Cracker Barrel Extra Sharp 2%)
1 Small Onion, chopped
1 – 7 oz can tuna, drained
Baby Peas (optional) – a handful or two
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil for the egg noodles…
While the water is getting hot…
In a large bowl, add the cream of celery soup, milk, chopped onion, tuna, pepper and peas (optional).
Once the pasta finishes cooking, drain it in a colander, and then add the noodles to the large bowl with ingredients. Give it a stir.
Add the cheese and stir to mix, reserving a handful or two to sprinkle on top. Sprinkle with pepper and top with the remaining cheese.
Bake for 20-30 minutes or until bubbly. I usually keep the lid on because I like mine creamy. If you like a crunchy texture on top, you can bake it without the lid.
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