Friday, March 30, 2012

My sister's Tuna Noodle Casserole

You know when you love something that someone else makes?  You try to make it but the reality is, it just never tastes the same.  It always tastes better when the original person makes it.  This is how I feel about my sister Karen's, Tuna Noodle Casserole!

I don't know what it is, I can do it exactly the same and it is made with cream soups.  How do you mess that up?   But mine, NEVER tastes like hers.  Hers turns out creamy and perfectly seasoned every single time.  Oh wait, did I mention she is my oldest sister?  She is oldest of 10, and I am the youngest!  Anyway, didn't want that fact to get by anyone.  Mwaahahaha

You may have seen this recipe a million times, but for those who haven't, if you like tuna, please try it.  It seems everyone has their own little tweaks and twists.  I have made it with a homemade cream sauce, blah blah blah, it just isn't tuna noodle casserole without the canned soups.  Sorry.  I don't know if it can ever turn out like hers.  I meant to get this up when Lent started but alas, with that long sickness it is just getting up now.  Make it tonight or next Friday or ANY night of the week!!

Here is what you will need:
1 pkg wide egg noodles (sometimes she uses the ones from the freezer section!)
2 cans of cream of mushroom soup
2 cans of tuna in water, DRAINED
1 soup can of milk
1 onion finely chopped
2 cups crushed up PLAIN potato chips
salt and pepper to taste

Cook noodles according to package directions.  In a saucepan, add in 1 tbsp of butter and chopped onions.  Cook until translucent.   Add in cream soups, milk and salt and pepper to taste and cook until warmed through.  Combine this mixture with your egg noodles and mix thoroughly.  Pour into buttered 9x13 baking dish, cover completely with the crushed potato chips and bake for 10-15 minutes.  Be careful not to bake to long or your casserole will be dry!

Thanks Karen for making sure to snap a photo and making this for me when I was getting over being so sick!!  Love ya!!

Karen, the sister.
I have actually even added some cheese to the sauce on occasion.  Just sayin...

Your "tuna noodle casserole ROCKS" chewannabe

1 comment:

  1. I use cream of celery soup dont like mushroom also I add frozen peas.