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July 23, 2014

A TUNA CASSEROLE FAMILY FAVORITE!

 
I'm in love......
 
with....
 
The new Casserole Crock Slow-Cooker!
 

Yes, it was love at first sight! A deep rich navy blue and a shape ideal for casseroles! This was a birthday gift from the darling! This is going to be perfect for breakfast casseroles that can be prepared the previous day and slow-cooked overnight! How about a lasagna or the cornbread dressing at Thanksgiving! I couldn't wait to get started, so first on my list, was one of our family favorites, Tuna Casserole! However, I prepared this one a bit different! Yum......what great additions these were to kick-it-up a notch!


I added chopped celery, a bit of mayonnaise for extra creaminess, Cream of Chicken soup, rather than Cream of Mushroom! I also used shell pasta, rather than macaroni. That's the best thing about casseroles....you can normally utilize what you have in your pantry and you just may come up with a new twist on an old favorite!


FAVORITE TUNA CASSEROLE
10 1/2 ounces can Cream of Chicken soup
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup chopped celery
2 (6.4 ounces) packages of tuna
8 ounces cooked egg noodles, macaroni or shell pasta (just to al dente) 
1 can of drained peas
1 cup of fresh or canned mushrooms
1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, cut into large chunks 
1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper

 
Mix the cream of chicken, mayonnaise and milk together in a large bowl.
Add the diced celery.
Fold in the tuna, followed by the cooked pasta, peas, mushrooms and cheddar cheese.
Salt and pepper to your taste. Sprinkle with Italian bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese.
Place in a casserole dish. Cook at 350 degrees for about 40-45 minutes, just until the top starts to brown.

If baking the casserole in your slow cooker, cook on low for 4 hours.

 

 

6 comments:

  1. HI Estelle!
    I use my crockpot alot. Love to just throw it all in the pot and walk away, come back in 4hours and eat...:) I've never used pasta in it thought....won't the cooked pasta turn to mush in 4 hours?? Hugs! deb

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    1. I love crockpot cooking! So glad you stopped by today Deb! When I use pasta in a slow cooker, I only boil the pasta slightly....undercooked or al dente. This way the liquid in the recipe does not continue to make the pasta mushy! Good question! Hope you try the recipe and enjoy it!

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  2. Oh that crockpot is terrific. I understand that true crockpot lovers have several. This reminds me of my creamy chicken casserole. This looks very yummy.

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    1. That's so funny you would say that Vee! I love crockpots and have a few myself...one for every season! I so appreciate you stopping by today! Wishing you a lovely weekend!

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  3. This recipe sounds very good! I hadn't yet heard of the new Casserole Crockpot. Sounds like a winner!

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    1. Hi Cheryl! I so hope you enjoy the recipe! you would love this new crockpot! The possibilities are endless and what a timesaver!

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