The Best Tuna Casserole I've Made (I Think)
February 12, 2016 1:32pm CST
Reading @JamesHxstatic 's post about his Beef Broccoli recipe and some salty fish sauce reminded me of the tuna casserole I cooked the other night. Basic tuna casseroles tend to use canned tuna, canned condensed creamy soups of some sort (i.e. Globby, salty messes) , peas, noodles, cheese maybe? They tend to be easy, convenient, and somewhat "comfort" food. The other night I was trying to figure out what to cook for the family because my daughter and I would be away for the entire evening. I needed something that could sit & easily be reheated. And since I waited until the last minute, I needed something fairly simple. I ended up making a different sort of tuna casserole that turned out quite tasty. Sure, it's still not the healthiest meal on the planet, but it was slightly healthier and it was definitely yummier. Here's what I did. Ok, so I had some of the canned white albacore tuna, which is much better tuna in my opinion. I used that, along with macaroni noodles. I had a bag of frozen mixed veggies (corn, carrots, peas, green beans) which I knew my husband would prefer because he's not a huge fan of peas. I added plenty of milk to the dish, then seasoned with this seasoning that I use ALL the time called Chicago Steak Seasoning. I had just a little bit of this sour cream dip leftover from super bowl sunday that was a "Fiesta Dip (with Jalapeño)" So I'd guesstimate that I added about 2 dollops. Next I added a little cheddar cheese. I got lucky and had just a few chips leftover (also from Super Bowl ) to crush and put over the top. Of course, I baked this concoction in the oven until cooked through. I taste tested it before leaving for my daughter's activity and I must say that it was so YUMMY! All those little changes I did really added up to a better tuna casserole. I know I definitely prefer the white albacore tuna. I don't make tuna casserole too often, maybe twice a year, usually in a situation like this where I'm looking for something convenient. I'll have to remember this if I happen to have leftovers of the chips and dip next year after Super Bowl.
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15 Feb 16
@BelleStarr i got so lucky. i kind of did that iwht the stuffing last year on thanksgiving. and when i went to recreate it this thanksgiving, i realized i had wrote about it in a blog. so i found the blog! see there is a purpose to this writing!
12 Feb 16
I make my tuna casserole with noodles also, and crushed potato chips on the top, we just love it that way. Which reminds me.....its been years since we've had any of that. But too late for tonight as I've got a small pot of chili simmering for supper.