There are many tuna casserole recipes available in print cookbooks and online, and peas can be added to most recipes. Recipes vary, but most tuna casserole recipes utilize egg noodles and are topped with crunchy breadcrumbs.
Recipe Title: Tuna Casserole
With peas and a creamy sauce, tuna casserole is a quick and easy classic that the whole family can enjoy.
Prep Time: 20 min.
Cook Time: 25 min.
Ready In: 45 min.
- 12 oz., egg noodles, cooked and drained
- 1 cup, bread crumbs
- 2 tablespoons, Parmesan
- 2 teaspoons, butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons, extra virgin olive oil
- 2-1/2 cups, chicken broth
- 1-1/2 cups, whole milk
- 3 tablespoons, flour
- 1 large, yellow onion
- 12 oz., tuna in water, drained
- 1 cup, frozen peas, thawed
- Salt and pepper
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Step 2: Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Cook the onion for about 8 minutes until softened. Season with salt and pepper and add the flour to coat the onions. Whisk in the broth and milk.
Step 3: Cook the sauce over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until it starts to boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for about 8 minutes, or until the sauce is thickened.
Step 4: Add the pasta, peas, tuna to the sauce and season with salt and pepper. Add the mixture to a 9-inch-by-13-inch baking dish. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until the casserole is bubbling. While it is cooking, prepare the topping by mixing the melted butter with the breadcrumbs and Parmesan. After 20 minutes, stir the casserole and sprinkle the topping mixture over the top of the casserole and bake for an additional 5 minutes.