Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Tuna Casserole from The Wife

This recipe is a guest post from my lovely wife. It is one of my favorites. I turn things over to her.

     I don’t do much cooking in my house. It’s just easier to let my husband cook and tell him how good it is. However, there are a few dishes he occasionally asks me to make. A few nights ago, he had to stay late at work, so he requested I throw together a tuna casserole for dinner. I guess his incessant cooking has inspired me, because I decided my usual version needed some tweaking. Notes are in blue:

Tuna Casserolevia The Wife
  • 1-16oz. bag of egg noodles (This was my first tweak. I’ve always used macaroni for my tuna casseroles, but there was a bag of egg noodles in the cabinet – and they were calling to me.)
  • 2-5oz. cans of tuna in water (Use more if you like a lot of tuna. This seemed to be the right amount for our tastes.)
  • 1-10.5oz can of cream of mushroom soup (Of course…)
  • 1 cup (4oz) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2/3 cup of peas (Husband’s request)
  • 1 small red pepper – chopped
  • 1 small yellow pepper – chopped (We had an overabundance of peppers, and not being a big fan of peas, I decided peppers would both add color and lessen the pea flavor.)
  • 1 cup crushed potato chips
  • Lake Shore Drive Seasoning to taste (from The Spice House)

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Cook noodles according to package directions.
  3. Drain egg noodles and return to pot. Add tuna, cream of mushroom soup, and cheese, and stir until incorporated. (In my original version, the shredded cheese was sprinkled over the top of the casserole.)
  4. Mix in peas and red and yellow pepper.
  5. Add Lake Shore Drive Seasoning to taste
  6. Pour mixture into greased Pyrex and top with crushed potato chips. (This may surprise some of you, but I had never made a tuna casserole with potato chips before. The inspiration came from a story my mother likes to tell. My grandmother would always make her children their favorite meals on their birthdays. My Uncle Steve’s favorite meal was tuna casserole with crushed potato chips on top. My mother hated it.)
  7. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until potato chips start to brown.
Good times!

1 comment:

  1. Oh I look forward for the day my husband takes over the cooking...but I don't see that happening any time soon, lol...Funny because when he is away this is the dish I make for me and the kids, we LoVe it, he Hates Tuna! His loss! lol...thanks for sharing this classic recipe at the Fluster Buster Party. have a great week guys! Lizy party co host