Sunday, September 24, 2006


I can't believe my eyes...there's a recipe for good old tuna noodle casserole in the "Life" section of today's paper.  I just throw stuff together when I make it, trying to copy what my mom served on a regualr basis when I was a kid.   I think almost all of us grew up eating it at least once a month.  Next time I make it....I'll use the recipe and see if it tastes any different.


1 cup milk, 2 cups frozen peas, 2 cans (about 12 oz each) of drained tuna (I use albacore), 4 cups hot, cooked medium egg noodles, 2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs (I use Progresso, Italian bread crumbs or crushed potato chips) 1 teaspoon melted butter.   Stir soup, milk, peas, tuna and noodles in a 3 quart oven proof casserole dish.  Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes or until hot.  Stir.  Mix bread crumbs with butter and sprinkle over tuna mixture.  Bake 5 minutes more.  Makes 6 servings


Cheesy Tuna Melt:  in place of bread crumbs, sprinkle 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese over top of hot casserole.

Chicken Noodle Casserole; substitue about 2 cups cooked, diced chicken (or turkey would work, too) in place of tuna.

If I didn't have a beef roast in the crock pot today, I might mix some TNC up right now.


hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((((((((LINDA))))))))))))))))))))I love a good tuuna noodle casserole,sounds yummy.

jlocorriere05 said...

I've never tried it Linda, may do though, I like fish! Have a great week. Jeannette xx

inquestoftruth said...

My mom never made tuna casserole.    She made meatloaf.  Ewww  lol

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jonibooks1991 said...

Linda that is true comfort food.  It makes me feel good just to read the recipe.  Joni

queenb8261 said...

I don't do tuna, but I think I could do the chicken or turkey.  thanks for sharing the recipe. Barb  

ally123130585918 said...

That recipe sounds delicious Linda ~ think if I have a go at making it I would use diced chicken ~ don't like tuna very much ~ thanks for sharing ~ Ally

kaydeejay5449 said...

Oh, my gosh, I can almost smell it baking!  My mom used to make that, like you said, at least once a month.  She made a huge batch so there would be enough for 2 meals (there were 6 in our family so it was HUGE!).  Let me know how it tastes if you make it!

lv2trnscrb said...

I absolutely love tuna casserole! The way my mom made it too. Can't seem to duplicate it. But alas, no one but me likes tuna here


nana0014 said...

I use to eat this growing up. I don't remember ever making it for my children they are so picky eaters. I might try a variation on them though. Thanks for sharing. The newspaper is a good place to find things.
Take care, Chrissie