Tuna Casserole Recipe is a quick old fashioned recipe with noodles, Albacore Tuna, mushrooms, cream of chicken soup and Mozzarella.
It is sometimes called Tuna Bake by children who love it.
It provides an abundance of essential nutrients like Omega-3, Omega-6, high-quality protein, potassium, niacin (vitamin B) and others.
Serve this dish with a tossed salad or fresh fruits salad for a vitamins and minerals rich meal.
*To substitute tuna packed in water, drain water and add 2 tablespoons melted butter.
**A delicious tasty cheese substitute is sliced Hickory Smoked Swiss Cheese
Add salt and noodles to boiling water in saucepan and cook according to directions on package.
In another medium sized saucepan, stir together tuna, milk. chicken soup, mushrooms, and pimentos.
Heat until piping hot.
When noodles are done, drain the water out. Layer 1/3 of noodles
in bottom of a microwave safe 1 1/2 to 2 quart casserole dish.
1/3 of the hot tuna mixture.
Add two more layer of each and top with
Microwave on high 3-3 1/2 minutes until cheese is melted.
Let casserole cool a few minutes before removing from microwave.
Add paprika, garlic powder, dill weed and thyme to drained pasta in pot.
Carefully, toss pasta to coat with spices.
Separate onion rings and add to pot.
Add tuna to pot.
Gently, fold all together and put in a 3 quart casserole dish.
Top with shredded sharp cheese.
Sprinkle Ritz Cracker Crumbs Topping evenly over cheese.
Place in preheated 350F. oven.
Bake 20-25 minutes until bubbly hot and top is lightly browned.
Remove from oven.
Cool on rack 10 minutes and serve hot.
Mix together cracker crumbs and melted butter.
In 1930, the Tuna Casserole Recipe began appearing in various American magazines.
Then in 1934 the Cambell's Soup Company released a new soup, Cambell's Cream Of Mushroom Soup.
That soup was a hit because it was more tasty than a homemade white sauce in the casserole, plus it saved the home cook a lot of time.