It has become a running joke at our house that whenever we ask the kids what to make for a meal, their answer is "tuna noodle casserole." Supper? Of course! Lunch? Well, maybe, if we had an hour. Breakfast? Never. Yuck. Who wants tuna noodle casserole for breakfast?!?!?
Some of my blog friends have said that I need to share the recipe to what is obviously "the greatest food ever." Well, it's a highly prized secret but I'm willing to tell a select few of you. It's also pretty complicated to make but I trust that you all have professional cooking skills and can whip up this dish on your own.
Take one can of tuna and one can cream of mushroom soup.
I always buy the store brand because it is cheaper and also,
no one is sponsoring this post! Ha ha ha!
Dump it all out into a baking dish,
along with a "generous dollop" of mayonnaise.
I know, I know, "generous dollop" is not very helpful. It's maybe 1/3 c. Maybe???
Add more if you like it creamier, less if you don't want it to be so creamy.
Stir it all together.
It looks gross at this point, but this is the secret to a delicious casserole.
Meanwhile cook a bunch of noodles. It doesn't matter what kind.
I never measure how much, I know how many noodles I need to fill my baking dish.
If you have more noodles, it will be less creamy.
Stir everything all together in the baking dish.
Cover with a generous amount of grated cheese.
I always use cheddar but any cheese (that melts) will do.
I have a friend who adds peas, but we just go for carbs and creaminess!
Cover and bake at 350F for one hour.
If you want it a little more crispy, you can uncover it for the last fifteen minutes.
I always forget to do that part though.
Serve and enjoy.
Sam always eats three helpings of this.
This is a great dish for those cold days of winter, for those days when you want to take fifteen minutes to throw supper together and then forget about it for an hour, or for those days when all you have in the house is some tuna, mushroom soup, cheese, and pasta. (How sad is it that those are considered staples for us???)
And now you have the secret to Sam and Rachel's favourite food ever. If it was up to them we'd eat it for supper every day and twice on Sundays.