Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins
An easy tuna casserole cooked on the stove top and made with items most likely in your pantry. This is a DH creation that he absolutely loves and I have learned to like. It was originally made w/o peas but I find it more enjoyable with the peas.
- 2 (7 1/4 ounce) boxes Kraft macaroni and cheese
- 4 tablespoons butter (1/2 stick)
- 1⁄2 large onion, diced
- 1 (8 ounce) can sliced mushrooms
- 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
- 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cheddar cheese soup
- 1 -2 cup frozen peas
- 2 (6 ounce) cans tuna
- 1⁄4 cup milk
- 1 lb cheddar cheese, shredded
- pepper, to taste
- Boil water and cook macaroni until al dente.
- While macaroni cooks:.
- In large skillet, sautee onions and mushrooms in butter.
- Add both cans of soup, bring to a simmer.
- Add Cheese Powder from Mac-n-Cheese to skillet and mix well.
- Add peas, drained tuna and milk until combined.
- Drain macaroni and return to pot.
- Add the contents of the skillet to the macaroni and mix well.
- Add shredded cheese and mix until melted.
- Pepper to taste.
So good I have to have two helpings every time I eat it. I was out of onions so I had to use onion powder, and I will probably use canned peas instead of frozen next time. It was already cheesy using just a cup of cheese (a whole pound called for in the recipe! lol). This tastes just as good the next day - it does not dry out.
I like the idea of being able to create a quick meal with stuff found in my pantry. We recently bought several cases of tuna on sale and I'm looking for ways to use it. My husband and half my kids liked it (the leftovers were really good) but my picky eaters wouldn't touch it. This is a good meal if you are running low on time. I used cheddar cheese soup and cream of celery in place of the cream of mushroom. I also left out the mushrooms.
Did change a few things, leaving out the mushrooms & subing cream of chicken soup for the mushroom kind! Also used the 2 cups of peas, 'cause I, too, REALLY like peas! Fast preparation & a tasty casserole! Thanks for posting the recipe! [Made & reviewed for one of my adopted chefs in the current PAC]