Tuna Noodle Casserole from Scratch

This from-scratch tuna casserole is full of homemade flavor—nothing artificial or processed! It will become a family favorite.

Tuna Noodle Casserole from Scratch

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • ½

    cup butter, divided

  • 1

    (8 ounce) package uncooked medium egg noodles

  • ½

    cup quartered cherry tomatoes (optional)

  • ½

    medium onion, finely chopped

  • 1

    teaspoon each thyme

  • 1

    teaspoon nutmeg

  • 1

    teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 1

    stalk celery, finely chopped

  • 2

    cloves garlic, minced

  • 8

    ounces button mushrooms, sliced

  • Splash white wine

  • ¼

    cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼

    cup of Parmesan

  • ¼

    package cream cheese

  • 2

    cups milk

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  • 2

    (6 ounce) cans tuna, drained and flaked

  • 1

    cup frozen peas, thawed

  • 3

    tablespoons bread crumbs

  • 2

    tablespoons butter, melted

  • 1

    cup shredded Cheddar cheese, divided

  • Suggestion: Double Recipe for 9x13 dish

Directions

Preheat oven to 375°F. Butter a medium baking dish with 1 tablespoon butter or cooking spray. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add egg noodles, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet over medium-low heat. Stir in the onion, celery, thyme, nutmeg, crushed red pepper, garlic, splash of white wine and cook 5 minutes, until tender. Increase heat to medium-high, and mix in mushrooms. Continue to cook and stir 5 minutes, or until most of the liquid has evaporated. Melt 4 tablespoons butter in a medium saucepan, and whisk in flour until smooth. Gradually whisk in milk. Add the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, Parmesan and continue cooking 5 minutes, until sauce is smooth and slightly thickened. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in tuna, peas, mushroom mixture, and cooked noodles. Transfer to the baking dish. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in a small bowl, mix with bread crumbs, and sprinkle over the casserole. Top with left over cheese. Bake 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until bubbly and lightly browned. NOTE: Suggestion: Double Recipe for 9x13 dish


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