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Tuna Mushroom Casserole January 21, 2010

Filed under: Recipes — Detra @ 6:49 pm

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!)

Tuna Mushroom Casserole

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 1 quart casserole dish.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. In another mixing bowl, combine bread crumbs, butter and thyme. Mix well. Sprinkle over the top of the mixture.
  5. 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.

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