posted by Nina on Jun 8

My kids love tuna noodle casserole, but they would look at me like I was nuts if I suggested they eat a tuna salad sandwich. Kids!

1/2 cup butter, divided
1 (8 ounce) package uncooked medium egg noodles
1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
1 stalk celery, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
8 ounces button mushrooms, sliced
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
salt and pepper to taste
2 (6 ounce) cans tuna, drained and flaked
1 cup frozen peas, thawed
3 tablespoons bread crumbs
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Butter a medium baking dish with 1 tablespoon butter or spray with cooking spray.

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add egg noodles, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain.

Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet over medium-low heat. Stir in the onion, celery, and garlic, and cook 5 minutes, until tender. Increase heat to medium-high, and mix in mushrooms. Continue to cook and stir 5 minutes, or until most of the liquid has evaporated.

Melt 4 tablespoons butter in a medium saucepan, and whisk in flour until smooth. Gradually whisk in milk, and continue cooking 5 minutes, until sauce is smooth and slightly thickened. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in tuna, peas, mushroom mixture, and cooked noodles. Transfer to the baking dish.

Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in a small bowl, mix with bread crumbs, and sprinkle over the casserole. Top with cheese.

Bake 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until bubbly and lightly browned.

Did I change anything? I left out the mushrooms and most of the peas. I only put peas on half of the casserole…I just kind of sprinkled them on the top and then mixed them around a little bit. I am the only person in our house who eats peas or mushrooms…they just don’t know what they’re missing :)

What did the family think? Hubby was at a business dinner, so it was just me and the boys. Everyone ate it though…no fussing!

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2 Comments to “Tuna Noodle Casserole”

  1. rebecca Says:

    That’s really funny. I made that exact recipe tonight because we were out of cream of mushroom soup. I did cut the butter back though. It was very good!

  2. Chris Says:

    I love this. I didn’t realize I was so low on dairy (milk & cheese) until I started cooking. So, I used 1/2 milk and 1/2 broth. And, I just added some salt and pepper instead of the cheese. It tasted like comfort food, but seemed less heavy. Win! Thanks :)

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