Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Tuna Noodle Casserole

Last week, my sister told me she was making a tuna noodle casserole. My mouth started watering, believe me!!!! Years ago, this was something that was always on my menu, but it seemed to have been forgotten for years. So you KNOW what I made this week. . . . Yep!. . . . Tuna noodle casserole. And believe me, I had forgotten how good this can be. So give it a try, even if you think you don't like tuna!

Tuna Noodle Casserole

6-8 cups of egg noodles
2 regular sized cans of tuna, drained (I used the white stuff)
2 regular sized cans of cream of mushroom soup(or cream of celery, or 1 of each)
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
4 stalks of celery, finely chopped
1/2 red pepper, finally chopped
6 tablespoons butter
1 cup shredded chedder cheese
2 cups milk
1 can peas, drained

Cook noodles in salted water till just done (not soggy!)
Melt butter and over medium heat, cook onions, celery and peppers till just tender (not browned)
Mix in drained tuna, soup, cheese, milk and peas
Mix all this with drained noodles
Put in greased casserole dish
Top with crushed potato chips or french fried onions (I like the onions best)
Bake at 375 for about 30 minutes or until heated through.
I had to lower the heat as my onions were getting a little too brown.

This makes a great one dish meal, or serve with a nice salad.

I love meals that have only a few dishes to wash afterwards. Although, I must say, I filled a bag full of cans, had several pans to wash, etc., etc., but at least it was all cleaned up BEFORE dinner.
1 cup crushed potato chips, or french fried onions


Deborah said...

I learned a similar recipe many years ago in Home ec in school, and I still make it...and love it!

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries and Eggs In My Pocket said...

Thanks for sharing yet another wonderful recipe! Hope this finds you doing well! blessings,Kathleen

Dani said...

We had this alot growing up and I've always liked it...its good with canned salmon too...thanks for reminding me

Leslie ~ HarvestHomePrimitives said...

Thanks for sharing your recipe. I haven't made tuna noodle casserole in quite a while. I guess I forgot how much I love it! So guess we'll be having that this week!! LOL

Hope this finds you doing well,Cora. Always thinking and praying for you.

LisaShaw said...

Thanks! I think I'll try this with salmon rather than tuna. Sounds delicious.

God bless you Cora.

SweetAnnee said...

My husband loves tuna casserole..
Thanks for reminding me to make
him one..

Hope things are good for you..
praying you are feeling well.


Nicole said...

That sounds good. I have some egg noodles that we need to eat, so maybe I'll try this. It looks wonderful! Hope you are doing well.


Farm Chick Paula said...

Mmmm... that sounds wonderful, Cora!! This is a great recipe because I keep most of those things on hand at all times. (Except for the red pepper)

Scottie and Patty said...

I think this will be a great, easy and cheap meal for our gang her at the mission. thanks for sharing. Hope all is well. God bless and take care

Kay @ The Rustic Cottage said...

YUM!! I had this at my friend Kim's one night and it tasted so good. Thanks for the recipe - I'm looking for inexpensive one dish meals these days.

Oma aka Meme said...

thank you-
I am going to share this recipe with Miss Ashley as she is a tuna and noodle kind of girl
have a wonder week and sending hugs and prayers from Meme

tam said...

Hello Cora!
Oh this is one of our most used meals in our house~We love it! And it is so darn easy too! Hope you are having a fun week!~Tam:D

Jill said...

My mouth is watering reading your post. I will be testing out your recipe soon.
I hope you are doing well...

Blessings each day said...

One of my best friends is half Dutch, so it was neat to hear your ancestry. I also look forward to making your recipe as it is now Friday and lent. I am new to this and you are now one of my favorites. God bless you.

CathyJean said...

Yummm! I should make this to go with the Banana Bread I made this week.
Thanks for stopping by to visit, Cora! I'm soo glad you are doing so well!:)

This Country Girl said...

Hi Cora,

I just wanted to stop in and say hi and although I haven't visited lately...I think about you and pray for you. I hope you're doing well! :)


Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

TUNA CASSEROLE! Usually I can't stand the smell of fishy stuff but tuna casserole is soooo good.
Usually I just make the tuna helper brands but THIS LOOKS delicious! I wish I had a plate of it right now!
Thanks for sharing!

Magnolia Memories08 Seeing With The Heart said...

This just makes me want to fix this recipe right now.It's 9:30pm here though. Gosh I could eat tuna everyday. This really looks good. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe. Have a great week.