Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Mmmm....Tuna Melt Casserole

I really enjoy casseroles. There's nothing like a meal that has everything in one dish :) It's always fun to try new casserole recipes and this one caught my eye. I found this somewhere on Google, but now I can't find my link. I think it was from food.com.

We love tuna, but just don't eat it that often. So when I saw "tuna melt" casserole, I was intrigued since I love a good tuna melt. This dish has a yummy roux for the sauce and uses Swiss cheese with tomatoes on top. The key was after cooking I decided to put it in the broiler for 10 minutes to brown the tomato/cheese topping. We'd definitely make this again!

1 pkg (16 oz) pasta shells
1 bag of frozen peas
2 T butter
2 T flour
1/4 t pepp
4 cups milk
2 cups shredded Swiss
1 can tuna
2 med tomatoes sliced

Cooking Directions:
  • Set oven to 400. Cook pasta in salted water for 5 min then add frozen peas and cook another 5 min until peas are tender and pasta is al dente. Drain and set aside.
  • Melt butter and stir in flour, salt, pepp until blended stirring 1 min. Gradually stir in milk and increase heat to med high cooking until it thickens and boils. Boil 1 min stirring freq. Remove from heat and stir in 1 cup Swiss.
  • Add in cheese sauce and tuna to pasta and peas in pot, stir until well-mixed. Transfer to casserole dish arranging tomato slices on top. Sprinkle with rest of cheese.
  • Cover with foil and bake 20 min until hot and bubbly.
  • Remove foil and broil for 10 minutes on low until topping is nicely browned.

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Brigitte said...

This sounds so yummy! I love casseroles :)

SweetLand Farm said...

Thanks for joining my blog. ! Now I've joined your! Can't wait to read some more posts!

Mooberry Farmwife said...

Oh, yummy! We love casseroles, too. Never too early to start on Christmas - we listen to Christmas music year round. :)

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