Tuna Noodle Casserole
12 ounces whole wheat wide egg noodles
1 Tbsp salt
2 cups broccoli florets (about 1/2 lb)
2 Tbsp butter
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cans tuna, drained
1 (10 3/4 oz)can cream of mushroom soup
2 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese
1/2 cup milk
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup crushed kettle-cooked potato chips
- Preheat oven to 400F. In a large pot, bring 4 quarts of water to a boil. Add a tablespoon of salt. Return to a boil. Add noodles. Cook uncovered on high heat on a rolling boil. Just before pasta is al dente, (firm but cooked through, earliest cooking time minus 2 minutes)about 5 minutes, add the broccoli to the pasta, return to boil and cook for 2 more minutes. Drain in a colander and set aside.
- After the pasta is done and is draining in a colander, heat a large oven-proof pan on medium heat, add 2 tablespoons of butter. Add the onions and cook them until translucent. Add the pasta and broccoli mixture back into the pot. Stir in the tuna, can of cream of mushroom soup, grated cheese and milk. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Spread crushed potato chips over the top of the mixture and cook for 20 minutes at 400°F in the oven, until the topping has browned.
I got the inspiration for this recipe from Simply Recipes. I really like this meal because it is simple, quick and easy and heck you just bake this casserole right in the skillet you prepared everything in…How is that for easy? I went with this recipe because, I liked the different twist on the traditional tuna noodle casserole, I liked the addition of adding broccoli, and I thought the potato chip topping sounded like a yummy topping alternative to crackers or bread crumbs, which adds a wonderful crunch to the dish. This is a wonderful weeknight meal, serve it with a salad and there you go, your food is served, Now EAT!