Monday, November 10, 2008

On My Weekend Hearth: Tuna Casserole

Linda mentioned this recipe in a comment, so funny that I'd already whipped it up for Friday night's dinner! *smile* She's right, it's not the lowest-calorie recipe on the planet, but it was tasty!!

* Exported from MasterCook *

Tuna Noodle Casserole II

Recipe By :Chris Smith
Serving Size : 8 Preparation Time :0:10
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Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 package uncooked pasta shells -- (16 ounce)
2 cans tuna -- (6 ounce) drained
1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup -- (10.75 ounce)
1 can condensed cream of celery soup -- (10.75 ounce)
1 1/4 cups milk
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
4 slices processed American cheese
1 1/2 cups crushed potato chips

Boil pasta in lightly salted water for 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain well. Return the pasta to the pot it was cooked in.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 2 1/2 quart casserole dish with cooking spray.

Mix tuna with cream of mushroom soup, cream of celery soup, milk, salt, black pepper, and garlic in a medium saucepan. Place pan over medium low heat, and heat through. Alternatively, place these ingredients in a microwave safe dish, and warm in the microwave.

Mix tuna mixture with pasta. Spread 1/2 of the noodles into the prepared dish. Arrange the cheese slices over the noodles, then spread the remaining noodle mixture over the cheese. Top with crushed potato chips.

Bake, uncovered, for 20 to 30 minutes; cook until the casserole is hot, and the chips begin to brown. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

""Pasta combined with tuna, mushroom and celery soups; layered with American cheese, topped with crushed potato chips and baked until bubbly and slightly browned.""
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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 436 Calories; 30g Fat (62.4% calories from fat); 26g Protein; 15g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 79mg Cholesterol; 1741mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 3 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 4 1/2 Fat.

Nutr. Assoc. : 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


linda said...

oh yum!!!! I haven't eaten this in years and am very tempted to make it for dinner this week....oh my oh my....sigh, it sounds sooooo good and it IS, isn't it!!! btw, I don't use any cheese on mine. :)

many blessings to you...

Rapunzel said...

Linda, you know I'd never put the cheese in there before either and, frankly, didn't think it was necessary. next time I'll leave it out.