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TUNA OR CHICKEN NOODLE CASSEROLE

Updated on March 17, 2011

WHAT CAN I DO WITH ALL THESE CANS OF TUNA?!!!

Well, I had a whole bunch of tuna as well as cans of chicken and dry noodles. I use the high-fiber noodles, because I have diverticulosis. However, I am not a big fan of eating plain noodles. I am, however, a big fan of simple and easy recipes.

Once again, I raided a recipe from cooks.com and slaughtered it, adding and taking away as I pleased. Here is what I ended up doing, and it was a hit with the kids!

First, I stir-fried a mixture of a couple of sticks of celery, about one whole large carrot stick and a small shallot, and some rubbing spices after slicing the vegetables very small. I also boiled the noodles and poured half of the noodles into an ungreased 13x9 inch metal pan.

Over this, I poured the vegetable mixture I had just fried, a can of cream of mushroom soup, two pieces of american cheese I had cut into smaller pieces, about a cup of shredded parmesan, and two cans of tuna (on the second batch, I used one larger can of chicken). I used a large plastic spoon and stirred it all up. being careful to cover all of the noodles with the cream of mushroom soup.  Then, I sprinkled paprika over the top, which gave it an attractive color.

I baked this in the oven at 375 degrees for 25 minutes. It was a big hit with the kids, and within one day, I was forced to make a second batch. I used chicken the second time, because it is not recommended to each large amounts of tuna (mercury content).

At any rate, this is a delicious way to get high-fiber noodles down!

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      Susan Reid 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      Yum! An update on the tuna casserole my mom made for us as kids. Hers had crushed potato chips on top (quite healthy). Yours I like because it uses healthier noodles and because you also put in veggies. I've got about a case of canned chicken (from Costco) so this recipe couldn't come at a better time! Thanks for the inspiration. MM

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      advisor4qb 7 years ago from On New Footing

      Mighty Mom, thanks for the tip. I may be buying some potato chips today!

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Yummy! Thanks for this.

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      advisor4qb 7 years ago from On New Footing

      No problem! Thanks for stopping by!

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      myawn 7 years ago from Florida

      I love tuna casserole. I have had it with the crashed potato chips it is good. Also had like your recipe all yummy,thanks!

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      advisor4qb 7 years ago from On New Footing

      Thanks for stopping by!

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      msorensson 6 years ago

      I shall try it!! Wow..sounds yummy!!

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      advisor4qb 6 years ago from On New Footing

      It really is!

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      Nan Mynatt 6 years ago from Illinois

      Good recipes for today , saturday. and I am going to fix the dish for supper.

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      advisor4qb 6 years ago from On New Footing

      I hope you like it!

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