Recipe by WorkingMom2three
I stole this idea from one of those dinner assembly place menus. The addition of tortellini as the "noodles" in tuna noodle casserole almost makes it decadent. It is still just a basic tuna noodle casserole recipe - not really meant to be real spicy or or exciting :-) Just comfort food . . .
Top Review by Minnie0o0
I have another recipe for hashbrowns that is similar in idea. I did not add the milk to this and essentially make a cheese sauce in the oven. I left the soup at full strength and simply sprinkled the cheese on top of the casserole with some bread crumbs. The only addition I made was to add garlic. It's a good recipe though!
- 2 (6 ounce) cans tuna, flaked
- 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup, 98% fat free
- 1 cup 2% cheddar cheese or 1 cup swiss cheese, shredded
- 2 (4 cup) bags frozen cheese tortellini
- 1 cup skim milk
- 1 stalk celery, chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
Directions See How It's Made
- Fill a large pot with 4 quarts water and put on high heat to boil.
- Chop onion and celery and saute in a little oil or spray. (Note: Feel free to add mushrooms or peppers, I can barely get away with celery with my family's tastes).
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Add tortellini to water and cook per package directions - you can undercook a little.
- In a 2 quart casserole, mix tuna, soup, and milk.
- Add celery and onion mixture to casserole.
- Drain tortellini and add to casserole. Add cheese and fold in with tuna mixture.
- Sprinkle with crushed potato chips, bread crumbs, etc., if you desire.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes.