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tuna noodle casserole

tuna noodle casserole

tuna noodle casserole

This tuna noodle casserole was the most delicious mid-week dinner. I saw a picture of something similar on Pinterest and had a “I have to try that” moment.

This tuna noodle casserole may look ‘fancy’ but it is really so simple. My family were so impressed with this dinner and the way it was presented. They felt very special getting such a special meal! Meanwhile it is so simple but they don’t need to know that. I will make mention of the fact that after lunch the following day there was not one bite left over. It was even requested to go into lunchboxes!

So I started off by making the white sauce, which you can buy if you want to, and I then added the tuna and some cheese. I also made the pasta, drizzled on a tiny bit of oil on it to stop it congealing and then set it aside to use later. I made all the components in the morning and assembled everything just before I put it into the oven.

The next step is to line your springform tin bottom with baking baking. This doesn’t have to be precise. Just pull off a piece of baking paper, place it over the base and close the springform part over it. This step makes sure that it doesn’t leak.

All that’s left to do is mix the eggs with white sauce, mix it with the pasta and then add the mixture to your prepared springform tin. Finally sprinkle the tuna noodle casserole with some grated cheese and pop it into the oven.

Aside from this tuna noodle casserole I have some other very scrumptious pasta recipes for you to check out too. This tuna pasta bake has received superb reviews. This The best one-pot macaroni and cheese recipe is a must try! This is one of my favourite recipes. It’s a one pot pasta that’s really quick to make and is jam packed full of flavour.

I was messing around looking for recipe the other day and I came across this Roasted cherry tomato and garlic orzo pasta dish from Tamsin, at Cup Full of Kale, which looks really good too- https://cupfulofkale.com/roasted-cherry-tomato-and-garlic-orzo/ . There’s is something to be said for a simple classic pasta dish. This creamy tomato basil pasta, bake from Half baked harvest also looks awesome – https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/one-pot-30-minute-creamy-tomato-basil-pasta-bake/. It’s also packed with fresh, simple and classic flavour combinations.

I hope that today’s tuna noodle casserole as well as the other recipes have provided some cooking inspiration. Please let me know how your tuna pasta bakes turn out. I would love to see photos! Until next time, Leanne xoxo

 

The world’s best tuna noodle casserole

 

1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup flour
1 litre milk
1 tap mustard powder
1/2 tap turmeric
2 tbsp chicken stock powder
1/2 cup grated cheese
500g pasta
2 tsp olive oil
2 eggs

1 cup grated cheese to sprinkle over the top of the casserole

 

To make the white sauce

 

1.Begin by melting the butter in a pot
2.Add the flour and whisk until its smooth
3.Allow the mixture to cook for a minute or two to ensure that the flour isn’t raw
4.Slowly add the milk ensuring that you whisk constantly to avoid lumps
5.Add the spices to the mixture
6.Keep whisking until the sauce thickens (this happens just before the sauce starts boiling) and then add half a cup of the cheese and the tuna

 

Cook the pasta

 

7.Break the spaghetti strands into thirds and add them to rapidly boiling water
8.Cook for 9 minutes then drain in a colander
9.Rinse the pasta under cold water to stop it cooking and mix through the oil which will stop it sticking and congealing

 

Assemble the tuna noodle casserole

 

10. Once the tuna white sauce has cooled add the eggs and mix well
11. Add the sauce to the pasta and mix well again
12. Pour the pasta mixture into a springform tin that has been lined with baking paper (I just tear off a piece of baking paper and close the springform part over the paper)
13. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top and bake at 180°C for 50 minutes

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