tuna casserole

January 19, 2011
yummy layers
I don't even know where to begin. The egg noodles? The potato chips? How everything is perfectly balanced together? When Jenna first made this, the casserole looked straight out of the 1950's-- potato chips and everything. And while the 50's may be known for their curious recipes, this casserole is a winner. It is so delicious and so yummy I don't even know what else to say. Maybe the fact that this huge casserole can never last more than a day in our apartment is enough.
tuna, peas + egg noodle casserole
pre-oven
a little crispy..
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tuna casserole
adapted from Jenna's mom's recipe

1 bag (16 oz.) of egg noodles
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
2 (of the above mentioned soup cans) of milk
1/2 bag of frozen peas
2 cans of tuna (not drained)
1 bag of plain potato chips

Preheat the oven to 375°. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the egg noodles. Be careful! These cook even faster than regular pasta (they only need 5 minutes) and they'll continue to cook in the oven. Drain noodles. Return to pot. Reduce heat to medium. Add can of soup. Once soup can is empty, use the can as a measuring cup for the next two "cans" of milk. Mix in peas and both cans of tuna. Once everything is well mixed, place in a large casserole/baking dish (ours is from Giada's line) and cover with foil. Bake for 20 minutes. Take the casserole out of the oven and remove the foil. Sprinkle a layer of potato chips onto the surface, until it is well covered. Reduce the heat to 350° and return the casserole to the oven for 10 more minutes, or until the chips are golden brown.* Enjoy!**

*Keep an eye on the chips so that they don't burn. Don't place the rack too close to the top of the oven.
**If you have leftovers (although I doubt it), be sure to take the extra chips off or else they will be come soggy.

13 comments:

  1. Omg this looks so yummmmy I am definitely going to try this soon. Ps. Did you get my e-mail?

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  2. This sounds a whole lot better than Martha Stewart's version! omg.. I tossed that printout, out!.

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  3. you may have given me a dinner idea, yay!

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  4. obviously the chips look like the best part to me.

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  5. omg! my mouth is watering already! I can't wait to try this over the weekend. =)

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  6. yum, yum, yum!! i definitely want to try my hand at this! oh and, yeah we can't ever keep huge casseroles for more than a day either...lol we like to eat ;)

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  7. Tuna casserole is one of my favorite things that I never eat. But I am going to make this ASAP!!

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  8. YUM! when am i invited to dinner?

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  9. girl you are welcome ANY time!

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  10. that looks so yummy and with chips on top! nothing could be better!

    xo,
    cb

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  11. I think I've never had a tuna casserole with potato chips on top...hmmm, yummeh

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  12. Very similar to the recipe I use! I add a bunch of cheese to mine and sub broccoli for peas because the hubs is not a peas fan. I've never tried it with potato chips on top! Thanks for sharing! <3

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