Moms Tuna Noodle CasseroleFrom katzilla 8 years ago
- 16 oz wide egg noodles shopping list
- 1 cn evaporated milk (regular milk is ok in a pinch) shopping list
- 1 c parmesan cheese (to taste) shopping list
- 2 cn tuna, drained shopping list
- 1 T margarine (less if using oil packed tuna) shopping list
- 1 onion, chopped shopping list
- 1 celery stalk, chopped (very optional) shopping list
- 1 T chives (optional) shopping list
- basil shopping list
- oregano shopping list
- thyme shopping list
- rosemary shopping list
- garlic shopping list
- pepper shopping list
- any other seasonings that you want. shopping list
- 1 small bag of regular or sour cream n' onion potato chips, crushed. *OPTIONAL but highly recommended* shopping list
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.
- 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.