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Old 09-06-2006, 09:30 AM   #1
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How do you make your Tuna & Noodles?

I don't have alot of time for dinner tonight, so I thought I would make some Tuna & Noodles. I was wondering what all of you add to make your casserole special.


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Old 09-06-2006, 09:35 AM   #2
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This thread has some good ideas Nutty Tuna - Noodle Bake Also, I have found that in many cases, you can substitute tuna for the chicken in casseroles.

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Old 09-06-2006, 09:43 AM   #3
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I am assuming you are not going to make a white sauce, but use a canned soup. SO I would use cream of celery. How would I make this special...tasty. Parmesan cheese both mixed in the soup/sauce and on top to form a crust. Perhaps a few dashes of soy sauce, worcestershire sauce or hot sauce. I would use fresh mushrooms and saute them with mild onion or shallot before adding them. I would add chives and parsley to the soup/sauce for a bit of green. I might even top the dish with those famous fried onions we all love in green bean casserole.

This would be really tasty.
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Old 09-06-2006, 12:04 PM   #4
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lol... not special at all.. all I do is boil noodles, drain
add tuna, mushroom soup ( from a can shame on me!!) and a few cans of sliced mushrooms and then bake at 350 until golden brown and chrunchy on top. I haven't made it in years and years. Used to love it though.

My stepmother used to add a can of peas and then top with crushed potato chips.
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Old 09-06-2006, 12:26 PM   #5
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put the pasta in the pan you`ll boil it in, add the brine that the tuna came in.

chop up an onion, a clove of garlic and add to pan with a knob of melted butter, cook until translucent.
add the tuna to this with a small pot of double cream, keep it warm enough to add the cheese (mature cheddar) just so as it melts nicely and then put a generous amount of parsley (dried is ok too), salt to taste.
cook your pasta as normal in the tune brine (you`ll obviously need to top it up with boiling water first and add some salt).
when nearly cooked, drain the water off, stir in your tuna sauce mix, and put it in a baking dish or crock pot, top it off with parmesan and bake it for about 30 mins on medium heat.

that`s the Basics for all I do with mine, I modift this according to what I have in the house available or to taste.
it`s dead flexible and simple :)
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Old 09-06-2006, 12:53 PM   #6
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I use i large can tuna
1 12 oz can evaporated milk
1 family size cream chicken soup
1 bag of egg noodles-cooked acording to package.
1 cup english peas
3 cups cheddar cheese-reserve 1 cup for topping
combine all ingrdients
turn into baking dish
bake in preheated 375 degree oven
for about 30-40 minutes till bubbly :)
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Old 09-06-2006, 01:50 PM   #7
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I made this recently and found I was out of egg noodles (too lazy to go to the store) so I substituted Penne pasta. I also saute fresh mushrooms and onions and use a combination of sharp cheddar and parmesan cheeses. Since DH is a traditionalist I put crushed potato chips on top. It's his favorite dish!
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Old 09-07-2006, 11:17 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by YT2095
put the pasta in the pan you`ll boil it in, add the brine that the tuna came in.
interesting to cook the pasta with the briny tuna water, never thought of it... but, what i have done, is after cooking octopus and removing it, i have cooked the pasta in that water, it comes out with a violet tinge and lots of seafood flavor!!
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Old 09-07-2006, 11:25 AM   #9
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I usually use egg noodles, but I also like the little shells or orechette because they hold onto the tuna and sauce.
To 1 lb. cooked pasta, add 2 cans of chunk lite tuna and 1 can of albacore tuna, 1-2 cans mushrooms, a can of peas, and 1-2 cans cream of mushrooms soup. Cover and put in 350 oven until hot, then remove from oven and cover the top with 1/4" slices of Velveeta cheese. Return to oven and cook uncovered until cheese is melted and bubbly.
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Old 09-07-2006, 11:45 AM   #10
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Thanks for the many replies. I went with the old standby: egg noodles, 12oz of tuna, can of cream of celery, a dab of mayo, sauteed onions, frozen peas with cracker crumbs and butter on top. My family loved it!

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