Old Fashioned Tuna Noodle Casserole

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This easy dinner idea uses egg noodles in a creamy mushroom soup sauce tossed with tuna, sauteed onions, peas and some cheddar cheese, then topped with crushed potato chips for a casserole recipe you will love. This family-friendly meal idea is then baked to perfection, just like your mom used to make. This casserole recipe is comfort food at it's best. With simple ingredients to include egg noodles, cream of mushroom soup, mayonnaise, milk, sour cream, solid white albacore tuna, onion, butter, peas, and cheddar cheese. And the potato chip topping gives just the right amount of crisp. This casserole recipe takes 30 minutes to bake, which will have dinner on the table in no time. You will find the step by step casserole recipe at the Sweet Little Blue Bird site.

Casserole recipes are an easy dinner idea any night of the week. Casserole recipes might take you back to childhood and are a recipe idea that is comforting and easy to love. When it comes to casserole recipes, there are a few tips that you can use to help ensure recipe success. To start, it is a good idea to remove any excess moisture from wet vegetables before cooking. If you don’t want to end up with a casserole recipe that has to much water at the bottom of your dish, you may have to give certain vegetables some extra care before they go into the baking dish. Frozen vegetables can be especially problematic. Thaw the frozen vegetables in a strainer, so they lose their extra liquid. You can also squeeze the moisture out of frozen greens just like spinach to help dry them out. Also be wary of mushrooms in your casserole recipes, as they are mostly water and need to be precooked. You may have to par-cook some vegetables that take longer to finish. Par-cook is meant that you will partially cook something. If you want to mix and match some of the ingredients that cook at different rates in your casserole recipe, you need to ensure that everything finishes at the same time. That’s where par-cooking is a great technique to use. If you give ingredients in your casserole recipe that is slower to cook a head start to include potatoes, carrots or root vegetables, and then add them to the casserole recipe before the quicker-cooking veggies, such as broccoli and green beans, they will all be finished around the same time. You can par-cook the vegetables by either steaming, boiling or roasting. Just remember not to cook the vegetables all the way through.

Another tip for your casserole recipe is to not cook the pasta all the way through before using. Regular pasta doesn’t really have the chance to always cook properly if you add it in its dry state to your casserole recipe. You want to make sure your casserole recipe is the right temperature before you bake it. The beauty of casserole recipes as easy dinner ideas is that you can freeze them and then eat them another day. Unfortunately, this can also wreak havoc on your casserole recipe if you don’t do it properly. Some people just throw the casserole recipe in the oven frozen and let it bake for longer, but this can lead to really overcooking your ingredients. Make sure to defrost your casserole completely in the fridge before you bake it. This might take up to two days. Also, let the casserole come up to room temperature as your oven preheats. If you put a cold casserole recipe in the oven, the outer edge could cook too fast while the middle of the casserole will cook too slowly.

You will find this casserole recipe at the Sweet Little Blue Bird site. On the site, you will find easy dinner ideas, casserole recipes, family-friendly meal ideas, dessert recipes, side dish recipes and so much more. **

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