The Tuna Casserole

If you were invited to my Grandmothers on a Friday for "supper" there would be no question that she would be serving "The Tuna Casserole". Often times when my kids were in school and they would invite friends on a Friday, they would ask "What's For Dinner" and I would usually say "The Tuna Casserole". My daughter called on a Friday last week and said can I come for dinner, are you making "The Tuna Casserole"? And so it goes, anytime our family talks about this recipe it is called The Tuna Casserole, so here it is gang, I finally wrote it down, enjoy!

The Tuna Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

This Is A Great Family Casserole

The Tuna Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Start With Noodles and Early Peas

The Tuna Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Add The  Sauce and Tuna

The Tuna Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

In A 9 X 13 Baking Dish 

The Tuna Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Top With Chips and Bake

The Tuna Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

The Tuna Casserole
Miz Helen's Kitchen
1 (12 ounce) package Home Style Wide Noodles
2 cups early peas, fresh or frozen
1/4 cup butter plus 2 tablespoons
1 cup red bell pepper, chopped
1 cup yellow onion, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
1/4 cup all purpose flour
2 tablespoons Dijon Mustard
2 1/2 cups milk
1-1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon cayenne or a dash of Tabasco
1 (12 ounce) can white tuna
2 cups potato chips, crushed
In a large stock pot cook the noodles according to package directions. Before draining place the early peas at the bottom of the colander and drain the hot noodles over the peas.
Pour the drained noodles and peas back into the stock pot.
Melt the 1/4 cup butter in a hot skillet, then add the bell pepper, onion, and celery, cook until the vegetables are tender.
Stir in the flour and make sure it is mixed well with the vegetables.
Add the milk and stir until it begins to thicken.
Add the salt, pepper, cayenne or Tabasco, making sure the seasons are blended well.
Pour the sauce over the noodles, peas and mix well.
Gently fold in the drained tuna to the noodles and peas.
With the 2 tablespoons butter, butter the 9 X 13 baking dish.
Place Tuna mixture into the buttered 9 X 13 baking dish.
Cover with the crushed potato chips.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until the casserole is bubbling and the chips are starting to brown.
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The Tuna Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

It is always a pleasure to have you join us here at the cottage, we always look forward to your visits. The Tuna Casserole is one of our families favorites and it is so much fun to make it with you today. Hope you have a fantastic week and come back to see us soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen

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  1. We were just debating tuna casseroles at work the other day. Yours looks delicious of course and I love how it's "the" casserole to your family!

  2. I was so thrilled to see your fabulous Tuna Casserole, which brings back such fond memories from the 70's...and to think I haven't made it in all these years, I love your version which is the one I used to make. I printed out your recipe Miz Helen, and will certainly make this for Friday, thanks for sharing, again!

  3. I would love to make this for a Friday during Lent, Miz Helen! I love a good tuna casserole!

  4. I love tuna casserole and made this in the Instant Pot last week! Thanks for sharing your recipe Miz Helen at our Cooking and Crafting with J&J!
    Enjoy the week.

  5. YUM! This sounds so amazing!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  6. There is nothing like a good old fashioned tuna casserole, and your recipe sounds so good, Miz Helen! Scheduled to pin and share on the H&S Facebook page. Thank you so much for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. I hope your week is going well!


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