Tuna Casserole

I’m not a big fan of tuna casserole but Derick came home for 3 nights telling me that he wanted Tuna Helper. I have never been a fan of the “helpers”. Not that they are aweful or anything like that. Just because I am home and cook so why not make the real thing. (I think he knows that though and was actually hoping for tuna casserole) So of course I just had to make him some. It’s very easy and yummy.


12 oz box bow tie pasta

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 onion diced

3 cups chicken broth

1 1/2cup milk

4 tablespoons flour

salt and pepper to taste

4 pouches tuna in water

1 1/2 cups petite frozen green beans cut into thirds ( you can use peas if you want)

2 tablespoons butter

1 cup italian bread crumbs

1/2 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese


In large pot cook pasta according to package instructions. Make sure to cook 2 or 3 minutes less. You don’t want your pasta cooked completely. It will still cook when you bake the casserole.

At the same time, in a large frying pan over low heat add olive oil. When the oil is warm add the onion and cook until translucent.

While the onion is cooking, in a small pan melt butter and add the bread crumbs. Cook until bread crumbs have soaked up all the butter and are lightly toasted. Set aside to cool. Once cool add the cheese.

Once the onions are cooked add the green beans. Cook until green beans are heated throughout.

Add the four to pan with onions and green beans and heat. Slowly add in milk and broth. Cook until thickened. Add tuna and mix well. Add salt and pepper.

Add drained pasta to onion mix and stir together well but gently making sure not to break up the pasta.

Transfer into a well greased baking dish.

Sprinkle the bread crumbs and cheese on top and bake at 350° for 20 minutes.

Let cool sightly and serve.

This was a huge hit with Derick and Matthew.



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