Tuna Casserole Recipe

Tuna Casserole Recipe

Tuna Pasta Salad Recipe or Tuna Casserole Recipe (depending on how your family refers to it) is this week’s Friday Food recipe.  Check back every Friday for a new recipe!

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Super simple to make and fairly family friendly, although fish of any sort can be a gamble depending on your kids and their palettes.

Tuna Casserole Ingredients

  • 1 can tuna fish (white albacore in water is my preference)
  • 1 box pasta (I prefer shells or rotini)
  • 1/2 cup (ish) mayonnaise
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 cup (ish) frozen peas
  • 6 to 8 oz cubed or shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • salt to taste

Tuna Casserole Directions

  1. Cook pasta per box directions.  Drain and rinse with cold water.
  2. While pasta is cooking, mix mayonnaise and onion in large bowl (large enough to hold all the ingredients when done).
  3. Heat up peas.  (Tip – to save pans, I add mine to the boiling pasta when there are about 4 or 5 minutes left on the pasta timer.  Because the peas are frozen, it may add a minute or two to your pasta cooking time.  Test pasta for done-ness before draining.)
  4. Add all the ingredients to the bowl and mix together.
  5. Cheese can either be cubed and mixed in with the rest, or shredded and used to top the casserole.  Usually, we add it to the mix in cubes for the initial meal, then add shredded cheese on top prior to heating up the leftovers (tuna pasta melt).

**I was inspired to share this recipe due to the conversation during the #mealplanning twitter party last night.  Join the Organized Cook each Thursday night from 9 to 10pm MST for fun, meal planning tips and recipe sharing. 

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