Tuna Noodle Casserole is a hearty main dish loaded with savory flavor.
Quick and easy to make with simple ingredients that include tuna, sweet peas, cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese and egg noodles in a creamy mushroom sauce.
Perfect for a quick weeknight meal. Pairs well with your favorite salad.
This recipe makes 8 servings. It is easily doubled if you need more than that.
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Products pictured on this page are what I purchased to use in this recipe. I have not been paid to endorse them. All comments are my own.
Pictured are some of the ingredients I used: chunk light tuna, cream of mushroom soup and French fried onions.
I cooked these noodles until al dente (firm) before placing in the casserole dish. Overcooked noodles will get mushy while baking in the casserole.
To avoid overcooked noodles, simply watch them closely while boiling. You’ll be glad you did!
This is the cheddar cheese I used. If you prefer, purchase shredded cheddar cheese to save time.
This is one of my bags frozen sweet peas. I like to keep several in the freezer because they’re affordable, add color and flavor to a variety of recipes. I purchased the pictured bag for only one dollar at my local Walmart. I’ve not been paid to endorse this product. Just delighted to share a bargain!
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Reading a recipe is an important life skill that requires knowing how to read a recipe’s ingredients, follow the instructions, prep ingredients, and what type of equipment to use.
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Start with clean hands and organized kitchen. Wash hands thoroughly. Make sure kitchen and countertops are clean before making a recipe.
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Read the entire recipe from start to finish. Visualize doing each step which will help you follow each step.
If you see ingredient that you and your family don’t use for whatever reason, try a substitute or omit the ingredient.
Pay attention to the order in which ingredients are prepped. For example, 1 cup of chopped pecans is not the same as walnuts, chopped (measure whole walnuts and then chop).
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Organize your tools and kitchen equipment. Mise en place isn’t just for ingredients. Before starting, make sure you have parchment paper, aluminum foil, measuring cups, measuring spoons, the right pans, mixing bowls, and other equipment.
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