I haven't posted a recipe in awhile been busy with little Liam. He is 3mths now and just getting bigger every day! I always tell him when I'm cooking
that soon he too can have the tasty food I am making. He just watches me eat and it seems like he is having food envy!! I am sure his formula isn't
all that great. I tasted it once and it was well lacking any flavor! I was breastfeeding but long story short I dried up. So now that he is getting
older and in a semi routine I am able to get back to cooking!! YAY!
Tuna casserole is a favorite of mine and I tend to make it different each time I make it. It really depends on what I have on hand that goes in it.
This time though it came out the best I have ever made! I think I am definitely making it this way every time. I made it with fresh veggies because I
had to use them up or toss them out!
Mblah's Yummy Tuna/Veggie Casserole
2 cans of tuna
1 box of Veggie Rotini Barilla Pasta
1 can of cream of celery soup
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
1 cup thinly sliced celery
1 cup diced carrots
1/2 onion diced
1 cup chopped mushrooms
1 (2 cups) bag Kraft Triple Cheddar Blend Cheese
2/3 cup Heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup diced tomatoes
3/4 cup french fried onions
1. Sautee carrots, onion, mushrooms and celery til softened in a little olive oil.
2. Cook pasta about 7mins, you don't want it fully cooked just al dente.
3. Mix soups, veggie mixture from step 1, heavy whipping cream, pasta, cheese, S&P and tuna in a large bowl. Mix til blended with a spoon or your
4. Pour in a large casserole dish. Top with diced tomatoes. Cook covered with foil at 375F (190C) for 10mins. Take off foil and bake additional
15mins. Take out of oven top with french fried onions and bake additional 5mins.
5. Let sit a couple mins to cool down and serve.
So who else has a thing for tuna casserole? I know traditionally it's made with egg noodles but I"m getting bored with egg noodles and I have a pantry
of about 20 different pastas. I had just bought this new Barilla veggie pasta and wanted to use it. It came out quite well and gave it more flavor.
The Rotini I used was a spinach/zucchini pasta.
Share your tuna casserole recipes or how you like to make it! I would like to try and make a tuna casserole that was a little spicy and uses enchilada
sauce and mexican cheeses. I am not sure how that would turn out but I'm gonna try it next.
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