Tuna Casserole

This traditional comfort food recipe is updated with a twist. We all know it is perfect for feeding large crowds. This recipe is creamy and delicious without the cream of anything soup.

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My mothers idea of Tuna Casserole was to make the blue boxed Macaroni  and Cheese and add a can of tuna or two from the pantry. I cant imagine how hard it was to feed 6 hungry children on a daily basis. So I guess I would take my shortcuts any way I could.

Years ago I tried that same simple dish on my family and there was almost a revolt. I guess I am not the only one who ate a lot of Tuna Casserole for Lent.

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Tuna Casserole

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon kosher salt
1/2 pound egg noodles
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 onion minced
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1/4 cup white wine
4 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup flour
1 cup vegetable broth
1 cup milk
1 4 oz can Chicken of the Sea Tuna
1/2 pound Italian cheese blend
1/2 sleeve crackers crushed

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375. Bring a a large stock pot to boil and add kosher salt. Add egg noodles to the boiling water and cook until al dente about 10 minutes.
In a large skillet melt olive oil and add onions. Cook for about 5 minutes or until soft. Add the soy sauce and continue to cook until the liquid is almost evaporated. Add the wine and bring to a boil for another 2-3 minutes. Transfer onions to a small bowl and reserve.
Melt the butter in the skillet add the flour. whisk until the flour forms a paste. Add the broth a bit at a time until it is all incorporated and smooth. Whisk in the milk. Bring to a boil and then simmer whisking occasionally for about 5 minutes.
Stir in the onions, tuna and half the cheese into the milk mixture. Add the noodles and pour into a baking dish. Sprinkle crushed crackers over the top.
Bake for 20-30 minutes or until top is golden brown and bubbly.

Peace be with you,

Vonnie

 

 

 

 

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One Response to “Tuna Casserole”

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    Hasi — April 14, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Oh my! Your blog is a feast for the eyes, stomach and the soul.

    I am so glad to have found your beautiful and delicious blog.

    Blessings!

    Hasi

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