Tuna Casserole


This tuna casserole is easy to make and full of flavour. Tuna, egg noodles, and vegetables are simmered in a creamy sauce and topped with bread crumbs. This casserole can be made ahead of time and reheated when needed. Serve with a side of green beans or a salad for a complete meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 (19 ounce) can tuna, drained and flaked
  • 1 (16 ounce) package egg noodles
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add egg noodles and cook according to package instructions.
  3. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and celery and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in tuna, soup, milk, salt, and pepper. Cook until heated through, about 5 minutes.
  4. Drain egg noodles and add to the tuna mixture. Stir to combine.
  5. Pour into a 9×13 inch baking dish. Sprinkle with bread crumbs. Bake for 20 minutes, or until bread crumbs are golden brown.

Potential changes & improvements

There are many ways that you can change and improve this recipe. Some ideas include:

  • Adding additional vegetables such as carrots, peas, or corn
  • Substituting the cream of mushroom soup for cream of celery or cream of chicken soup
  • Using shredded cheddar cheese in place of the bread crumbs
  • Adding a layer of mashed potatoes on top of the casserole before adding the bread crumbs

What other food it works well with

This tuna casserole goes well with a side of green beans or a salad. For a heartier meal, you could serve it with some crusty bread.

Common Mistakes

Some common mistakes that are made when making this recipe include:

  • Not draining the tuna properly which can make the casserole too watery
  • Not cooking the egg noodles properly which can make them too soft or too hard
  • Adding too much salt or pepper which can make the casserole too salty or too spicy

Nutritional Information

This recipe is high in protein and low in fat. It is also a good source of vitamins and minerals. Allergens in this recipe include:

  • Tuna
  • Eggs
  • Butter
  • Onion
  • Celery
  • Mushroom
  • Milk
  • Bread crumbs

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