Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins
A great change from traditional tuna casseroles that is quick and easy to make. My kids used to call this "Spaghetti with Crispy Cheese".
- 1 lb spaghetti
- 3 (6 1/2 ounce) cans tuna, drained
- 2 (10 1/2 ounce) cans mushroom soup, plus half a can of water
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1⁄2 cup sliced black olives
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried leaf thyme
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried leaf marjoram
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 cup grated romano cheese or 1 cup parmesan cheese
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- Cook the spaghetti till just al dente in large pot of salted water, drain and place into a large casserole dish, or if your pot is ovenproof, just put back in the pot.
- Meanwhile, saute the onion in the olive oil till soft. Add the mushroom soup and water and heat, stirring, till smooth and bubbly.
- Add the tuna, parsley, herbs, olives, lemon juice and 1/2 cup of the cheese. Stir until mixed through and heated.
- Pour the sauce mixture over the spaghetti and mix well. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup of cheese over top. (You may increase the amount of cheese if you wish).
- Bake at 350, uncovered, till all is heated through and bubbly, about 15 minutes.
- While leaving the casserole on the middle rack, turn oven on to broil and cook for 5 minutes or till the cheese on top is browned and crispy. Watch carefully to make sure cheese doesn't burn!
This was EXACTLY what I was looking for. The flavor was unbelievable! It was extremely quick and easy to make. Definitely one of my new favorites.
My family loves this recipe. My husband's mom made this for him when he was a kid and he says this one is so much better. I also used milk instead of water. I'm not a big mushroom fan either, I use cream of celery instead of mushroom, still come out delicious.
This was good. I only added 1 can of soup instead of 2 (because the kids aren't real fond on cream of mushroom soup), and I added milk instead of water. Turned out really good -- and really easy to put together. I think next time I'd like to add some shredded cheese to it, because the kids tend to be used to cheesy tuna casseroles...But the spices were really good in this! Thank you, armes22 for posting this. :)