Another idea for you on what to serve this coming Christmas, this is useful especially when you don’t have enough time to have a trip to the supermarket as this recipe uses mostly things you can find in your pantry. This is an excellent add-on to what you already plan to serve on Christmas and it’s also budget friendly.
Tuna casserole is a dish that became popular in America during the 1950’s due to its budget friendly nature and its easy preparation process. This dish also can be frozen so it can be made ahead and just reheated making it more convenient. It is a quintessential American dish and it is a very common dish to bring in potlucks or a gesture to bring to those people who are sick or a mourning family member.
Like I said this dish is made of readily available ingredients, in fact there is no fresh ingredient involved in preparing this. What you need to make this is just some pasta, canned tuna, canned peas, canned mushroom soup, cheese and potato chips.
- 400 g pasta noodles (macaroni, spiralli, ribbon or anything you like)
- 2 185 g cans tuna, drained
- 2 420 g cans cream of mushroom soup
- 2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
- ½ cup cream
- ¾ cup milk
- 1 cup green peas
- 150 g white button mushrooms, sliced
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- plain salted potato chips, crushed
- Cook pasta according to packet instructions.
- In a large bowl combine together cooked pasta, tuna, cream of mushroom soup, 1 cup cheddar cheese, cream
- /4 cup milk, green peas and white button mushrooms.
- Place in a 9 x 13 baking dish, 12 inch diameter casserole or equivalent top with crushed potato chips until covered then with the remaining cheese then bake in a 220C preheated oven for 20 minutes or until cheese it bubbly and golden.