Cheesy Tuna Noodle Casserole

 

Cheesy Tuna Noodle Casserole
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
 

Comfort food at its' best! Nothing beats creamy, cheese noodles and albacore tuna to warm your heart and your belly, too!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 425 kcal
Author: Cher
Ingredients
  • 3 cans Albacore tuna (Costco brand is the one we choose.)
  • 2 cans Cream of Mushroom Soup condensed
  • 1 can Cream of Chicken Soup condensed
  • 3 cups Milk
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped fine or 1/4 cup dried minced onion
  • 1 tsp Johnny's Garlic Bread Seasoning or use garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 2 cups Cheddar Cheese shredded (we like Costco Mexican Cheese shreds)
  • 8 cups Curly egg noodles uncooked
  • 3/4 cup butter (margarine can be substituted if desired)
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • Paprika to taste
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, boil the noodles per package directions until al dente'. Drain. Do not rinse. Put in the frozen peas so they cook along with the noodles. 

  2. While the noodles are draining in the colander, put the butter in the pot. Melt over medium heat and add 1/4 cup white flour. Stir constantly until it makes a roue. Slowly add milk, cook and stir over medium heat until thickened. 

  3. Add the soups, onions, spices and shredded cheese.  Stir until combined. If it's too thick, add more milk 1/4 cup at a time until desired consistency. It should be thickened like a gravy but no thicker. You want to be able to mix it well with the noodles. 

  4. Drain the tuna, break up into bite size pieces and add to the mixture. Pour the mixture over the noodles and then pour it all into a well greased pan. I use a quarter sheet cake size pan or a large casserole dish. Lightly sprinkle paprika over the top to make it look pretty. 

  5. Bake uncovered at 375 degrees F for approximately 40-45 minutes or until it's all bubbly and heated through. Let rest 10 minutes before serving unless you like molten cheese lava hitting your tongue! 

Recipe Notes

Author note: Get the GOOD tuna. Don't use that cheap stuff that looks like cat food. You want a nice bite of tuna on your fork. Not mushy leftover bit they swept off the production floor! You're worth it!

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball

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INGREDIENTS
16 ounces softened cream cheese
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup cooked and chopped bacon
⅛ cup DRY Ranch Dressing mix
¼ cup chopped green onions
1 cup chopped pecans ( optional, good with or without ) .
INSTRUCTIONS
In medium bowl combine cream cheese, cheddar cheese, bacon, ranch mix, and green onions. Mix well and form into a ball. Roll cheese ball in pecans and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.

Parmesan Upside Down Baked Potatoes

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Ingredients:
7 red potatoes, washed and cut in half
2-3 tablespoons butter
6 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
garlic powder
sea salt
freshly cracked pepper1). Preheat oven to 400F. Melt butter in the bottom of a 9×13 glass pan.2). Sprinkle Parmesan cheese and seasonings over butter. Place potatoes cut side down and sprinkle more seasonings on top of potatoes.

3). Bake for 40-45 minutes or until cooked through. Allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes before serving.