Bear N Mom Recipes - Lent - Tuna Noodle Casserole
Another family favorite in our house was Tuna Noodle Casserole. My oldest step-daughter brought this recipe home from a friend's house and made it many times.
I watched her make it and made it many times even though I don't like my tuna fish cooked. I prefer a tuna fish sandwich but the rest of the family loves it. It's so simple the recipe isn't really necessary if you know how to make noodles. The rest is a matter of layering the ingredients and cooking in a covered dish in the microwave.
My oldest son doesn't eat any peas or beans for that matter. I have to take a bowl of Chili out of the pot for him just before I add the kidney beans because of this. My point is that even though my son doesn't eat any beans, he eats this tuna noodle casserole without any adjustments.
- 1 lb. Egg Noodles
- 2 cans Light Tuna Fish, packed in water
- 2 cans Cream of Mushroom Soup
- 1 pkg. Frozen Peas
- Potato Chips, Crushed
- Boil the noodles until tender and then drain.
- Drain tuna fish.
- Layer in a casserole beginning with cream of mushroom soup, then the noodles, sprinkled with tuna and peas. Then crumble a light layer of potato chips
- Continue layering until all the ingredients are used. Then crumble a final layer of potato chips. Cover the casserole and bake in the microwave to 20 minutes.
- This recipe needs to be cooked in a covered microwave dish to keep the moisture in the ingredients.
Thinking out of the box here, let's consider using a can of lump crab meat instead of the tuna. Yum now I could go for that one.
Once Lent is over you can substitute, a cooked chicken breast cut into pieces instead of the tuna fish. This could lead to a whole new experience in flavors by just changing up the tuna for something else.