Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tuna Casserole - There's a Surprise inside

To me, traditional tuna casserole recipes are boring, ie: peas, cream of mushroom soup, noodles, and tuna.   So I added some of my favorite flavors (bacon, potato chips, garlic, mushrooms) to this classic recipe.   It came out delish!

3 cans of white albacore tuna
1/4 tsp garlic powder or white pepper
1 cans of cream of mushroom soup
1 cans of milk
1/2 white onion chopped
2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese (1 for Tuna, 1 for top of casserole)
1 cup frozen peas
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
6 slices of turkey bacon turned into crispy bacon bits
3 cloves of frozen garlic cubes
1 package of Elbow Macaroni
1 can of cheddar cheese sauce
1 cup crushed potato chips (I use Ruffles)

Preheat oven to 425˚.  Boil the macaroni until soft. Cook the bacon until crispy. Mix the macaroni with 1 can of cheddar cheese sauce, garlic, and bacon bits.  In a bowl combine all other ingredients - tuna, seasonings, mushroom soup, milk, onion, peas, mushrooms, and 1/2 the shredded cheese.
Layer the casserole with the noodle mixture first.  Then the tuna mixture.  Top the entire casserole with the remaining cheddar cheese and potato chips.
Bake for 20 minutes.

See 30 other great casserole dishes from the 30daysof...casseroles post.  Get in the habit of making one every Monday.

What is your favorite casserole?


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Thanks for sharing!