Old Fashioned Tuna Casserole

Old Fashioned Tuna Casserole

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I grew up eating lots of tuna casserole. The kind I ate as a kid was the hamburger helper kind. When I went on my own it was made out of Ramen noodles. That one is really yummy and maybe I will share it one day. We don’t eat this meal very often. Actually in 10 years of marriage I have only made it about 4 times.

3 cans of tuna
1 box of pasta (cooked and drained according to directions)
4 cups milk
16 ounces of shredded cheese (I choose colby)
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 salt and pepper
12 ounce bag of frozen pea’s thawed
1 stick of butter
8 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup bread crumbs

melt butter in a dutch oven. Add the flour add cook for a minute or two.

Making a roux

Making a roux

Pour in milk, 3/4 of the cheese and seasoning. Stir until thickened and bubbly. It will take a while and the cheese will clump first. Just keep stirring and it will come together.

béchamel  sauce with cheese

béchamel sauce with cheese

Pour in the pea’s and pasta, stir to combine. Tuna casserole peas and tunaAdd the tuna and stir just enough to get it mixed in, otherwise the tuna will break apart to much.

Pour into a greased baking pan. Top with the remainder of the cheese.

Top with Cheese

Top with Cheese

Now top with the bread crumbs. And bake until golden brown. 15-20 minutes in a preheated 400 degree oven.

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Serve and enjoy

Old Fashioned Tuna Casserole
 
Ingredients
  • 3 cans of tuna
  • 1 box of pasta (cooked and drained according to directions)
  • 4 cups milk
  • 16 ounces of shredded cheese (I choose colby)
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ salt and pepper
  • 12 ounce bag of frozen pea’s thawed
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 8 tablespoons flour
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
Instructions
  1. melt butter in a dutch oven. Add the flour add cook for a minute or two.
  2. Pour in milk, ¾ of the cheese and seasoning. Stir until thickened and bubbly. It will take a while and the cheese will clump first. Just keep stirring and it will come together.
  3. Pour in the pea’s and pasta, stir to combine.
  4. Add the tuna and stir just enough to get it mixed in, otherwise the tuna will break apart to much.
  5. Pour into a greased baking pan. Top with the remainder of the cheese.
  6. Now top with the bread crumbs. And bake until golden brown. 15-20 minutes in a preheated 400 degree oven.
  7. Serve and enjoy

 

 

 

 

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