Monday, July 28, 2008

Tuna Casserole

This is another of my husband's favorites of all time. His Mom has been making it for years & Terry actually made it for me when we were dating before handing over the recipe to me. I wrote last week that it's not a favorite but when I tasted it this weekend I really did enjoy it. It's best served cold out of the fridge, a day after making it. Terry also loves putting a sliver of it between bread.

2 cans solid white tuna, the largest size
2 cans of cream of mushroom soup
2 jars of sliced mushrooms, drained
1 envelope of Lipton dry onion soup mix
5 celery stalks with leaves, diced
1 medium Vidalia onion, diced
24oz Sour cream
16oz Muellers Egg noodles, medium
Italian Bread crumbs

In a saucepan, combine the tuna, soup, mushrooms, onion soup mix & sour cream. Simmer for 20 minutes. Microwave the diced celery with a tablespoon of water for 2 minutes. Drain and add to t8una mixture. Meanwhile, boil water and cook noodles for 5 minutes less than what the package states. Drain noodles & place back in pot. Add the tuna mixture except for 1-2 cups. Combine noodles and tuna mix well and place in a 9x13 casserole dish. Spread the extra tuna mixture on top. Sprinkle evenly with breadcrumbs and place under the broiler just until they are browned, 5-7 minutes. Let cool & place in fridge. Best eaten next day when completely cooled.

**I used to bake the casserole to get the breadcrumbs browned but it took too long & I figured if that was the only reason it would be easier to just broil it **

The picture here is of the recipe halved in a smaller casserole dish but it was still gone in less than 24 hours.


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Courtney said...

yummy! i like me some tuna casserole!

Tam said...

I have not had tuna casserole since my first marriage! HMMM I might have to try it out on this husband....

Mo said...

Will you please come cook for me?

Angela said...

Yum! Looks great! I never thought I liked tuna cassy until I found a recipe from Leanne Ely. It is a true pantry meal for us and I make it often now. I actually prefer it warm, with lots of black pepper, but I otherwise eat tuna cold. Go figure! LOL!