How to make it

  • First make up the noodles as directed by the package, but cook for a couple minutes less (so noodles will continue cooking and absorb the flavors from the casserole).
  • In a largish bowl, mix tuna and margarine, then add about a tsp each of the seasonings along with the Parmesan cheese and mix well, Now grab a spoon and taste, adding seasoning and cheese as needed. When you find you want to just sit and eat it without putting it in the oven, you know it's ready! :-) (HONEST, this is how I know it's ready!)
  • Now mix in the noodles and once they're mixed in, add some milk - just enough to make it wet.
  • If you like really wet sloppy creamy tuna noodles, make sure to add enough milk so it's quite wet. If you like yours dryer, use less milk. I have found a can of evaporated milk gives just enough whether I use two cans of tuna and 1 whole bag of noodles or if I use half a bag and 1 can of tuna.
  • If you like, you can crumble up a bunch of potato chips to put on the top, but you can skip that and instead put a layer of Parmesan cheese and more seasonings on top.
  • Cook for about 45mins at 350f (about 180c) and check on it. The main thing is to make sure when you stick a big spoon in the center that it's not all milk. If you like it dryer, cook it a bit longer.
  • NOTES:
  • The tuna, noodles and Parmesan cheese and milk are required, everything else is optional and to suit your taste.
  • DON'T add salt as the parmesan cheese is already quite salty.
  • The Tuna can be either the kind packed in oil or water is fine. Make sure and drain it though.
  • If you want to make less, use half a bag of noodles and half the tuna. I purposely typed in instructions for a large batch so that you can either make it and freeze some, or use the widget thingy to half the recipe.

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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    Your Moms Tuna Noodle Casserole is priceless and I am glad you shared it with us.

    I love the directions you gave us.
    Five forks and a smile :)

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