Tuna Casserole!


O.K, I can’t believe I’m going to post a recipe for tuna casserole! Actually this is the first one I have ever made… NO BULL! We went to Sammy’s concert this evening. By the time I got home I was trying to think of something fast to whip up. If you are like me, you open the cubbord…look to see what you could possible mix together and call it dinner. Well tonight I opened it up and that can of tuna jumped out at me. I knew I didn’t want tuna salad sandwich, I mean how could I possible feed 5 people with a little can of tuna….but what else could I possible come up with. Well off to the Internet I went. I found a recipe that claimed to be the “Best Tuna Casserole Ever” so I thought I would give it a try. I of course decided to add my own twist to it. I included sour cream, sauteed mushrooms and onions and Cayenne pepper! The results were YUMMO! The whole family liked this recipe as well. Sammy even had a friend over for dinner, he looked at his plate in a strange way, took one bite, I informed him it was tuna casserole…he told me it was good and ate a plate full! SUCCESS!!!
This cooked up quick, and it looks as though there will be enough for my lunch tomorrow!

TUNA CASSEROLE

1 (12 ounce) package egg noodles( I used macaroni)
1/4 cup chopped onion ( I used red onion )
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup frozen green peas ( I DID NOT ADD THIS)
2 (6 ounce) cans tuna, drained
1 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 can full of milk
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp onion salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper
1/2 (4.5 ounce) can sliced mushrooms ( I used fresh mushrooms)
1 cup crushed potato chips (I also added Panko crumbs)

DIRECTIONS
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Saute mushrooms in butter with 1/4 cup of chopped red onion until tender.
In a large bowl, thoroughly mix soup, milk and sour cream add onion and mushroom mixture and seasonings , add cheese stir in noodles and transfer to a oval baking dish. Sprinkle with crushed potato chips and Panko crumbs, lightly spray with a cooking spray for browning.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cheese is bubbly.

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