We love this tuna casserole- it comes from the Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook (aka. the Cooking Bible) originally but I have made quite a few changes to it over the years to try to get it perfectly creamy and delicious.
Tuna Noodle Casserole
6 Cups or a 1 Pound Bag of Egg Noodles
1/4 – 1/2 Cup Chopped Onion (Can use Dried)
1/2 Cup Butter
1/2 Cup Flour
1 teaspoon Salt
1 1/2 teaspoons Mustard (1 t. if using dry mustard)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 Cups Milk
1-2 Cans of Tuna
1 Cup Cheddar Cheese (optional)
3 Tablespoons Butter
3 Slices Bread, torn into small crumbs
Cook and drain noodles. Melt butter in saucepan, and cook the onions in it for a few minutes.
Stir in flour, salt, mustard and pepper.
Add milk all at once; cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Mix sauce with noodles, tuna, and cheese. Spread the mixture in a casserole dish.
Melt 3 Tablespoons of butter in the microwave and mix with bread crumbs, sprinkle it on the top of the casserole.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, or until bread topping is crisp and crunchy.
The original recipe for this is in a great freezer cook book, it gives you the number of meals you can make and the different measurements for the ingredients for how many meals you are preparing. I have changed it a bit to make it more of my own.
Turkey and Noodles
Recipe Type: Dinner
1 Gallon Vegetable Broth
2 tsp Chicken Bullion Powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 C diced onion (Fresh, Frozen or Dried all work!)
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp Montreal Chicken Seasoning
1 lb Egg Noodles or Rotini
1/3 C Flour
2 C Milk
3 C Shredded or Diced Turkey
salt to taste
In Large Pot, heat broth, seasonings and onion to boiling. (Emphasis on Large Pot.. too many times I have used one that was way too small)
Add noodles and bring again to boiling. Reduce heat to keep it boiling but not boiling over. Cook for 3-4 minutes.
Wisk flour and milk together and add to bubbling pot. Add meat, and cook everything until the juices are slightly reduced.
Eat and Enjoy! This is a great comfort food meal for cold days (although I’m eating it on a warm day!). It could be easily adjusted to add more diced vegetables too!