Sunday, April 3, 2011

Tuna Tonight

Hello friends, here is one of my favorite practical meals that takes about 30 minutes start to finish, that my kids love. It involves tuna, which not everyone loves, but in our house the majority of us do. So for those of you who like tuna and want something quick and easy, here is one of my fail-safes. Is it healthy, mostly. Is it raw, certainly not. Is it delicious, I think so.

Quick Tuna Casserole

1 12 oz package of egg noodles
2 c. frozen veggies (I use whatever I have, mixed, just corn, just peas, etc)
2 cans cream of 'something' soup (something equals whatever I have, mushroom, chicken, celery)
2 cans albacore tuna in water, drained
1 small onion finely minced
1 1/2 c. shredded cheese (whatever I have on hand)
black pepper to taste

In a large pot bring 5-6 c. water to a boil, cook noodles with your frozen veggies. Drain and return noodles and veggies to the pot, stir in soups, tuna, onion, pepper and cheese. Taste, add any other seasons you think might be nice, I like to add a bit of garlic powder, and serve. It keeps nice and to heat it up on the stove top, I just add a bit of milk and stir to make it creamy again over medium heat until warm.

Yum, my girls gobble this up. I make a big batch sometimes when I know we are going to have something they dislike the next night so I can feed them the left overs. It makes them happy and it makes me happy because then I can eat a very adult sort of meal (every once in a while), like baked salmon with asparagus.

Oh, one of my other favorite points about this recipe, it only dirties one pot, yeah!


abbie said...

I love this recipe! Yummy :) It is definitely on the menu this week!

lifeinthevillage said...

yum! we had tuna casserole last week. . . it must be going around. :) haha!