Tuna Casserole

I love making casseroles because I feel warm and good inside whenever I eat them. The hard part is prepping all the ingredients before you throw it all in to bake. The easy part (which I think outweighs the hard part) is the plethora of leftovers for quick dinners throughout the week.

I also love that I can stuff all the vegetables I want in the dish and call it a night.

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I am in search of good casserole recipes and soups and any make-ahead type of recipes for that matter. I figured the more I make them, the easier my life will be. Know of any that you can recommend?

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Because we have been traveling the last month, most of our meals have been quick and easy.

Now, that we are back in the swing of things (sort of), I am ready to crank up some recipes and put some work in the kitchen. Plus, I have some new kitchen gadgets that are waiting to come out of their beautiful wedding gift boxes.

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Tuna Casserole

(recipe adapted from Eating For Life cookbook)

  • 4 portions rotini pasta (about 8 oz uncooked). I used Trader Joe’s organic whole wheat pasta
  • 2 cans (6 oz) albacore tuna, water packed, drained
  • 1 can (10 oz) low-fat, reduced-sodium cream of mushroom soup, condensed
  • 1/2 cup skim milk (I used unsweetened almond milk)
  • 1 cup frozen peas

Optional

1.)  Preheat oven to 350F degrees

2.) Prepare pasta according to its package directions

3.) Lightly coat an 8″ x 8″ baking dish with cooking spray

4.) Place cooked pasta in baking dish and add tuna, mushroom soup, milk, peas, spinach and garlic gold; mix well.

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5.) Bake uncovered until the casserole begins to bubble, about 20 minutes.

6.) Remove casserole from oven and let stand for 5 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

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Do you like to eat casseroles?

I grew up eating a lot of stews, but once in awhile I would eat casseroles. When I first learned how to cook, making casseroles intimidated me because usually it has a lot of ingredients. But this recipe was easy and quick and had a short list of ingredients, which I love.

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Comments

  1. I HAVE to share this with my mom! My family loves tuna (and so does my cat)!!!

  2. This looks really good! I have not made a casserole in a long time, I seem to make that kind of stuff more in the winter ; )

    Happy Friday!! xoxo ❤

  3. Annette (Defiant Vegan) says:

    This looks really good considering I’m not to fond of casseroles that contain tuna not because I’ve become vegan but in the past I preferred my tuna cold out of the can.

    The other way was raw Sushi.

    =^.^=

  4. I love tuna casserole! Seeing your post is reminding me that I should make one soon, thanks for sharing your recipe.

  5. Fabulous! I am all about make ahead meals! I’m starting to compile a list of make ahead recipes to make before the baby comes (I better get moving!!). I will post when I do. Have a great weekend

  6. you totally win hands down for the best tuna casserole! im beyond impressed with your culinary skills my friend ❤

  7. Found you from Hungry Runner Girl and I think that looks delicious! I don’t always like casseroles, but anything with pasta is awesome 🙂

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