A comforting memory of mine from childhood comes from a plate piled high with my Mom’s Tuna Casserole. There wasn’t much to it really, but it was a solid, fill your belly sort of meal. It’s a budget-wise meal too.
In the days of moving away to college and craving this family favorite, I called Mom for the recipe and have now been cooking it myself for over 15 years. Over those years I’ve altered from Mom’s original recipe a little by sauteing the onions and adding some of my Dave’s HOT Seasoned Salt, taking this classic to a new level! Enjoy it…
The New Classic Tuna Casserole
1 box of good ole Kraft Mac & Cheese
1 medium onion
1 can of Cream if Mushroom soup
1-2 cans of tuna
Dave’s HOT Seasoned Salt
Start by preparing the mac and cheese just as directed on the box. While that’s cooking, dice up your onion and saute it up in a pan. I like to add either a little butter or a little olive oil and cook it nice and slow to caramelize the onions.
Once your mac n cheese is ready and your onions are browned, combine the remaining ingredients, being sure to drain your tuna. Place everything in a oven/microwave safe dish. If you’re a purist, throw the casserole in the oven at 350 for about 35-45 minutes. Otherwise, cover with parchment or wax paper and toss it in the microwave for 6-7 minutes stirring once about halfway through. Shake some of Dave’s HOT seasoned Salt on top and stir in right before serving.
This makes a relatively quick meal that the whole family can enjoy and the whole meal will only cost you about $5!