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Has anyone every tried putting 4 to 8 ounces of cream cheese, evaporated milk, and a small can of sliced mushrooms in their tuna casserole recipe? I did along with the normal ingredients of cream of mushroom soup and diced onions stirred into elbow macaroni. I fixed it last week and it was fantastically smooth and creamy. The family just loved it! They are asking me to fix it again and soon. Anyway, I just wanted to know if anyone has ever tried it before? If you haven't, do try it as a smooth twist on an old American favorite.
By Paula Jo C. from Lower Western NC Mountain Area
Make the macaroni and cheese using the instructions on the box. While the noddle are cooking/boiling, add the the chopped onion so it will cook with the noodles.
By Supooh from Waynesboro, VA
Mix soup and milk in small casserole dish. Add tuna, 1 cup potato chips, and peas. Sprinkle top with remaining chips. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes.
By Robin from Washington, IA
A staple that can always be stretched to feed company. Partially cook the macaroni, drain. Add the soup and tuna stir.
The only real differences in this method and the oven method are that heating it on the stove-top forms a crust on the botto and baking it forms a crust on the TOP.
Boil noodles till tender, rinse and drain. Mix with butter and paprika until highly colored. Sauce: Melt butter, saute onions and pepper, then add soup, milk, Worcestershire sauce, tuna and nutmeg.
Mix all together in a baking dish and cover with grated cheese and bake in oven at 350 degrees F for 1 hour.
Easy, quick, and even the kids like it. Prepare the Sidekicks according to instructions just before the noodles are done, add veggies and strained tuna.
When I make tuna casserole, I add sour cream and cream cheese to Cream of Mushroom soup.
Combine soup, milk, and onion. Heat to boiling. Sprinkle lemon juice over tuna. Alternate layers of tuna and chips, then cover with soup mixture. Season with salt and pepper.
This is an easy, Weight Watchers 8 Points Plus recipe. Prepare mac and cheese as directed on box. Stir in soup, milk, tuna, peppers, and onions.
Super easy and kid friendly.
Love this old standby, too!
In a 1 1/2 quart casserole blend soup, milk and minced onion. Stir in tuna, cooked spaghetti and green beans. Circle top with buttered crumbs. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.
Dump all the ingredients into a greases 2 qt casserole and mix together. Bake at 370 degrees F. for about 45 minutes.
Cook broccoli, no salt, arrange in casserole dish. Flake tuna over broccoli. Heat soup, milk and cheese until melted. Pour over tuna. Combine bread crumbs and margarine.
Cook macaroni using package directions. Beat cream cheese and soup in bowl until smooth. Add next 5 ingredients and macaroni, mixing well. Pour into 1 1/2 qt. casserole.
Reserve 1 cup of shoestring potatoes for topping. Combine remaining potatoes with other ingredients. Pour into 1 1/2 quart casserole. Arrange reserved potatoes on top.
Cook noodles in boiling salted water and drain. Make a white sauce of butter, flour and milk. Add chopped eggs, fish and seasonings. Pour into buttered baking dish. Bake in 400 degree F oven for 15-20 minutes.
Combine first 5 ingredients and form into balls. Place tuna balls in buttered casserole dish. Combine the soup and the milks; pour over the tuna balls. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour.
Empty the tuna and soup into a 9x13 inch casserole dish. Fill the two soup cans with milk and add it to the dish as well. Crunch up the bag of potato chips and add it to the dish.
Prepare macaroni and cheese according to box directions. Add remaining ingredients. Pour int a 1 qt. baking dish and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees F.
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Drain peaches and reserve liquid. Prepare sauce mixes according to package directions, using peach liquid plus enough water to make 2 cups.
Mix in order and add a small amount of milk and blend thoroughly. Roll out some more crackers and sprinkle over top and dot with butter. Bake at 350 degrees F until brown, about half an hour.
Cook pasta according to the package direction but use the lowest time so pasta is still very firm. Saute onions in a bit of oil or butter until translucent.
Take the tuna and put into a sauce pan w/the water;stir w/whisk until lumps are out. Add the butter, salt and pepper simmer until very hot. Serve soup mixture over the cooked rice.
A quick and easy (and delicious!) way to serve tuna as a main dish.
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I have tried many tuna casseroles and found one that I really like. It is Stouffer's microwave tuna casserole. It has tuna, noodles, peas, mushrooms, and sauce.
Does anyone have a recipe like this? I like that the sauce is not too thick or too creamy.
I appreciate your help.
By Annie Rios Hill from Columbia, MO
Hi Annie, I love the microwave Stouffer's tuna casserole, too. I haven't tried to do so yet, but I think it would be fairly easy to recreate at home.
Based on a casserole that would make 4 large or 6 medium servings, this would be my first attempt: Try at your own risk!
Dried pasta noodles for 4-6 servings
3/4 cup frozen green peas (rinsed gently under warm water to thaw)
2, 5 oz. cans of tuna, drained and flaked
1 small (?oz?) can of mushroom pieces, drained
1/3 cup small diced celery stalk
1 regular sized (?oz?) can of cream of chicken concentrate soup
- Plus 1/4 to 1/3 can (the soup can) of milk (just enough to thin the concentrated soup, but not enough to make it runny)
1 cup of fine bread crumbs
2 T Butter, melted
Spray vegetable oil (Pam)
1. Cook the noodles one or two minutes less than package directions. Drain and pour into large mixing bowl.
2. Add the peas, tuna, mushrooms and celery. Stir to combine.
3. In a 2 or 3 cup liquid measure, thoroughly mix the soup and milk. Pour over noodle mixture and stir well to coat.
4. Rinse out the liquid measure cup and use it to melt the butter in the microwave. (Watch this, don't let the butter start cooking!)
5. Remove measure cup from microwave and stir in bread crumbs to coat.
6. Spray casserole dish with Pam then pour in noodle mix. Top evenly with the bread crumbs.
Still just experimenting here, but I'd probably bake it at 350 to 375 degrees, covered, for about 35 minutes, then uncover, to toast up the bread crumb topping, and cook for another 10 minutes or so.
Again, this is untested, so try at your own risk, but it sure seems like this should come out close to the Stouffer's frozen tuna casserole. Good luck and happy eats. :)
Does anyone have a tuna pasta bake recipe? I used to have one that had crisps (chips) as a topping but have somehow managed to lose the recipe. Thanks!
Myrtle from UK
when i made tuna pasta bake i cooked macaroni and then use 1 can of cream of whatever chicken mushroom any cream of soup1 can of tuna and a can of peas or mixed veggies stir up all and put in baking dish and top with crushed potato chips bake for 20-30 minutes. enjoy
I boil about 8 ounces of noodles (any kind), drain well- in a saucepan over low heat melt 1/4 cup butter, add a can of creamy mushroom soup, about 2 cups cheese, add some chopped mushrooms if you like, and half a can of milk. Stir until melted and blended. Add your tuna, drained, to the noodles, place in greased baking dish, pour cheese sauce over top, add any type of crunchy topping you like (potato crisps crushed, or bread crumbs...) Bake at 350 until done-about 25-30 minutes!