Thursday Night Lightening Fast Tuna Casserole
Admittedly, I am not a huge fan of tuna casserole, but for some reason the family devours this as if it were the best thing they have ever eaten. A fact that should remind me that we all have different tastes and everyone should be allowed to sing.With that said, no, my recipe doesn't actually have a signing tuna involved or any dancing peas for that matter, but I assure you, the family will enjoy this meal. A quick trip around the kitchen and you will find dinner is served. Let's get cooking.
1 large can of tuna
1 cup of peas
2 cups of your favorite pasta cooked and drained
1 can cream of chicken soup
2/3 cup milk
1 cup cheddar cheese
2 Tbsp of butter
1 teaspoon lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
2 Tbsp (Panko) bread crumbs
preheat the oven to 350
In a medium saucepan heat the soup, milk, 1/2 the butter until blended. Stir in the tuna and cheese then fold in the peas. Pour the mixture over the noodles in a 1 1/2- quart casserole dish, add the lemon juice and stir till well blended. Top with the remaining cheese. Melt the other half of the butter and mix with the bread crumbs. Sprinkle them on top of the casserole and put in oven for about 20 minutes or until the casserole is bubbling and the top is golden brown.
Serve with another vegetable and/or salad and most definitely some bread.