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Tuna Casserole Recipe

A casserole is an easy, weeknight dinner or Saturday afternoon lunch. Learning to make them can be a good place to start adding new cooking skills to your repertoire (recipe follows). While you learn, you get to eat the delicious results. This recipe has been a family favorite for more than 50 years.

Ingredients

  • 2 c. elbow macaroni slightly under cooked, based on package directions
  • 1 c. cubed Velveeta cheese or any other mild cheese that melts easily
  • 2 large cans of tuna drained
  • 1 15- oz can of peas drained
  • 1 15- oz can plain diced tomatoes juice and all
  • 1 t. salt
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1/2 c. cornflakes crumbs to sprinkle on top

Instructions

  1. While the macaroni is cooking, fold together the tuna, peas, tomatoes, salt, eggs and milk in a large bowl. You want to break up the tuna into bite-sized pieces, but not mash it. Fold in the cheese.
  2. Drain the pasta and add to the mixture. Then scoop into a 2 1/2 or 3-quart casserole. Sprinkle cornflakes crumbs on top. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes.