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Tuna Noodle Casserole recipe

One of the classic comfort foods, thistasty tuna noodle casserole features a creamy white sauce, cheddarcheese, green peas and a crispy, buttered bread crumb topping.

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Recipe: Tuna Noodle Casserole

2 cups soft bread crumbs6 tablespoons butter – divided use1 (12-ounce) package wide egg noodles,cooked according to package directions1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups 2% milk
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese – divided use1 1/2 teaspoons kosher or sea salt, orto tasteFreshly ground pepper to taste
2 (6.5-ounce) cans albacore tuna, drained
1 cup frozen peas, rinsed under cold water to thaw slightly

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).Lightly grease a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish; set aside.
  • Combine bread crumbs with 2 tablespoonsmelted butter, tossing to coat well; set aside.
  • In a large saucepan melt remaining 4 tablespoonsbutter. Add onions and saute over medium heat until softened,about 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute, stirringconstantly. Add milk and bring to a boil, stirring constantly,cook for 1 minute or until slightly thickened. Remove from heat.
  • Add 1 1/2 cups cheese to mixture, stirringuntil cheese is melted and mixture is well blended. Season withsalt and pepper.
  • Add the noodles to sauce and mix well.Gently fold in tuna and peas. Turn mixture into prepared bakingdish and sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup cheese and thenthe buttered bread crumbs.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until hot and bubblyand top is lightly browned.

    Makes 10 servings.

    Variation: For a quick and easy crumb topping,substitute the bread crumbs and 2 tablespoons of the butter with1/2 cup crushed potato chips…more or less, as desired.

    Nutitional Information Per Serving (1/10of recipe): 392.3 calories; 42% calories from fat; 18.7g totalfat; 74.6mg cholesterol; 817.3mg sodium; 309.5mg potassium; 32.9gcarbohydrates; 2.1g fiber; 6.4g sugar; 30.7g net carbs; 22.5gprotein.

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