Claire Corlett

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Classic Tuna Noodle Casserole ~ Retro Recipe ~ Noreen’s Kitchen

Hi everyone, welcome back to the kitchen and today we’re gonna remake an old favorite. We’re gonna revisit tuna noodle casserole I had actually this is our third go-around with this recipe Because I have literally made it I think four times on this channel and it has just stood the test of time But the last incarnation was not great quality not great sound quality And I was a little bit in need of an attitude adjustment So we’re gonna go ahead and remake this today and I cannot wait to share how this all comes together We’re gonna remake the tuna casserole video today and that is because the last video that was posted of tuna casserole was made in 2012 I think and It’s old and the quality isn’t that great? The sound is definitely lacking and I was kind of a little ugly in that video So I’m gonna remake it because we don’t need to put that negative attitude out there So we’re gonna go ahead and redo it today and I hope that you’ll enjoy So this is my classic tuna. Noodle casserole. It is a very huge throwback. This is definitely a Retro recipe if there ever was one Tuna casserole is something we always had Growing up, but my mom’s version is very different from this one and this one is actually from my ex-husband’s mother and It is superior to my own mother’s tuna casserole by a long shot So what you’re gonna start with is one Regular size bag of extra white egg noodles. I have already boiled them and they’re ready to go We’re gonna do an 8 ounce can of sliced mushrooms For 5 ounce cans of albacore. Tuna that You leave the juice in you’re gonna use everything, you know, don’t drain it I have one regular sized can of cream of celery soup One regular sized can of cream of mushroom soup and about a cup of chopped black olives Now you’re gonna look at that and go. Oh those olives don’t look black. They kind of look Brown and that would be correct these are the kind of olives that I have really been enjoying lately and And that is because they don’t use chemicals to make them Black they don’t use artificial anything. These are ripen on the vine or on the tree they’re hand-picked and then they’re processed and brined and they’re delicious and You can find these in the aisle where they sell the pickles at your grocery store That’s all that’s in this casserole and it’s super delicious. So really we’re just gonna get started by mixing everything up I like to use the pot I boil the noodles in because that saves a mixture of dirty Bowl Just go ahead and put your cream of soup in the pot now look You guys know that you are not going to see me use cream of soups very often that are right out of a can this is One of the exceptions there are a couple. I just don’t like them. I don’t use them very often There is another recipe I use a can of cream soup in That we like a lot as a family and I’ll have to share that with you one of these days I think you’ll enjoy it. It’s just like an herbed chicken and you make it on the top of the stove in a skillet. So We’re gonna go ahead and pop in all Of this stuff. I like to mix up the sauce First and then Vlad knows Awesome Mix this up And you don’t have to flake the tuna a whole lot Just break it up a little sometimes those nice big chunks are a wonderful bite When you bake up the casserole now, I have my oven preheating at 350. This is just gonna stay in there for About a half an hour until it’s nice and bubbly. This is super simple. This is like basic home Eckford This is what you’re gonna learn how to make in home economics class And I have four cups of chair cheese here and we’re gonna use half of it in the sauce. I Do not put peas in mind because they know P is going in my tuna casserole You absolutely can if you want that’s up to you My mom never put peas in hers and David’s mom never put peas in hers either so All right. So now as you can imagine the next step is to put this The noodles in here and give everything a good toss now Here is where you may or may not wish to add some milk and I think I’m gonna do that Get this a good toss And I’m gonna have that milk I have poured myself about a cup of milk If you like your tuna casserole a little saucy, err then I have made mine today Feel free to add an extra can of cream of soup either the mushroom or the celery or both if you like It’s up to you. This is how we like it. I don’t like it to be like runny when we spoon into it But if you like yours that way, you should totally make yours the way you love it Alright, I’m going to tip this into our casserole dish Often I will use a foil pan to do this just because it’s easy and this is a really great Casserole to take to a potluck. It’s a great casserole to share with a family in need and they’re quick to put together and You can make this in advance and freeze It if you want to do that What you’re gonna do now is just top this with cheese and then you’re gonna wrap it and put it in the freezer If you’re gonna do that I would recommend putting this in a foil pan because just makes everything so much easier Then just take the rest of your cheese and sprinkle it over the top I like to make sure the cheese is as even as possible It’s gonna melt so it’s not like imperative that it completely cover the entirety of the casserole So don’t worry about that too much. Just just make sure it’s as even as possible we’re gonna pop this in a 350 degree oven for about 25 to 30 minutes or until it’s bubbly and you might see a little brownness on the top the cheese is all melted and beautiful and then we’re gonna take it out of the oven and let it rest for 10 minutes at Which time we will return and I will fix you a plate of this delicious throwback retro classic tuna noodle casserole There you have it Classic retro tuna noodle casserole. This will take it right back to your kitchen table on 1975 This is to me one of the best tuna Noodle casserole is I have come across and as a side note, like I said this is my ex-mother-in-law stress opee and it is just that good my mom used to make tuna casserole a very Different way she would use a box of macaroni and cheese She would cook it up and make it according to the box add a can of tuna some black olives and some mushrooms Put it in a casserole dish with crushed potato chips on top and you could do that here, too And it would be amazing but it wasn’t the best it wasn’t the worst and we all liked it because that’s all we knew when I married my Ex-husband and he said that’s not tuna casserole when I made it for him the first time He told me how his mom made it and that is how I’ve made it ever since Do you wanna taste it even though you know how good it is already? we always heat this with stewed tomatoes and green beans and this is like the most ultimate Pantry meal you could ever ever come up with Because literally everything comes out of your pantry except for a little bit of milk a bag of noodles 2 cans of soup a can of mushrooms a can of black olives Well, there’s some cheese and some milk in here, but that’s all good And even the side dish is a can of green beans this is the only time I use canned green beans and a can of stewed tomatoes and This is just our favorite way to enjoy tuna casserole the the tomatoes and the green beans really add a lovely Acidic note to this meal. There you go, babe We only have this a couple times a year, but this will last us for two dinners So if you’re a smaller family or maybe a couple you might want to put this in two containers I often will you know put this in two separate containers freeze one cook one and then have it ready There’s always better fresh, but it’s not bad leftover. So keep that in mind. I hope you enjoyed today’s revisit of this Retro classic tuna noodle casserole and I hope that you’ll give me a thumbs up if you’re new to my kitchen welcome it’s always a pleasure to invite new friends in and Please be sure and hit the subscribe button If you are trying to remember of the Noreen’s kitchen family always be sure and go down and hit that Bell notification button Sometimes you got to hit it twice from what I understand and set your YouTube homepage to your subscription feed So you don’t miss out on all the real food for real people real easy recipes that we present all the time Right here on our YouTube channel and straight from our kitchen. I hope you give this retro classic tuna noodle casserole Try some time soon, and I hope you love it and until next time I’ll see ya and until next time I’ll see ya

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