When you are looking for a fast comfort meal think about when you were a kid. Didn’t you love Tuna Noodle Casserole? I am sure your mom loved how little time it took to prepare!
Keyword: casserole, comfort, tuna, under 60 minutes
Skill Level: Basic
8ozmedium egg noodle pasta, cooked al dente according to package
2mediumstalks celery, thinly sliced or diced
1/2cupdiced onion, I used one small onion, chopped
1cancream of mushroom soup
16ozgrated Mozzarella cheese, save 1/4 cup to top
2cans12oz each, cans of tuna, packed in water, drained
Preheat oven to 350F.
Fill a pot with water and allow to come to a slow boil. Add your noodles and stir occasionally. Once boil returns add pasta. Cook for 10-11 minutes until al dente.
Melt 4 tablespoons butter in a large skillet. Add celery, onion, cream of mushroom soup and milk. Sauté stirring often until it starts a slow simmer. If needed for moisture, add a drizzle of olive oil to the pan.
Reduce heat to low and add 1 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese. Add salt and pepper. Stir constantly until thickened and bubbly, 2-3 minutes. Whisk until smooth and taste. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.
Drain water from pasta.
Remove sauce from heat and add pasta, and tuna. Stir to combine and place in a 3 quart baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining ½ cup cheese (feel free to add more if you want.)
Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes, until top is golden and pasta is hot and bubbly. Let rest 10-15 minutes before serving to allow sauce to thicken.