For dinner tonight, we had tuna mushroom casserole from allrecipes.com and broccoli slaw. Again, this was a quick and easy recipe – I love quick and easy!!! It tasted good but if I make it again, I will doctor it up some more – just needed more kick to it for us. As for cost, here is a bit of a breakdown. Tuna is on sale 4 cans for $3 or I found a coupon that could be used for the pouches (should be able to get them for just about free with this $1 off coupon). I got a box of whole wheat pasta shells for $1.28 and only used half of the box. I bought a large can of mushrooms for $1.12. The cream of mushroom is one of those items I stock up on when I find a great price so I had it on hand (go Here for a $1 off 4 cans coupon!). The rest of the casserole ingredients I consider pantry staples. The broccoli slaw was $1.78 for a large bag (plenty leftover for one more round) and we used ranch dressing on it (Go HERE to sign up on Hidden Valley’s website for a $1 off coupon for ranch dressing!)
- 2 cups bow tie pasta – I used whole wheat pasta shells instead
- 2 (6 ounce) cans tuna, drained
- 2 (4.5 ounce) cans mushrooms, drained – I used one large can
- 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
- 1 1/3 cups milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 cup dry bread crumbs
- 3 tablespoons melted butter
- 2 teaspoons dried thyme, crushed
- Put a little parmesan cheese on top
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 1 quart casserole dish.
- Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
- In a mixing bowl, combine mushroom soup, milk, salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly. Then add tuna, mushrooms and pasta. Mix thoroughly. Pour mixture into greased casserole dish.
- In another mixing bowl, combine bread crumbs, butter and thyme. Mix well. Sprinkle over the top of the mixture.
- Bake uncovered in a preheated oven for 40 minutes or until bubbling and golden brown. My hubby put it on broil to try to melt the cheese and left it in for a little too long so it is a little dark.