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Quick And Easy Tuna Casserole

It’s Monday night again, everyone came home at five starving.  What’s a diva to do?  I’m thinking if I don’t get something on the table in the next half hour there will be some pretty crabby souls crawling about.  Well, here’s how to make a tuna casserole Diva-style.    I used

  • one onion, diced
  • about half a cup of grape tomatoes, also diced
  • 1/2 of a green pepper, diced
  • 3 button mushrooms thinly sliced
  • a dash each of salt, pepper, garlic powder, Italian herb blend
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • four cups elbow macaroni cooked to al dente
  • 1 and 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup half and half cream
  • 3/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup herbed bread crumbs
  • two 5 oz. cans of tuna in water (water and all)
  • two cups fresh spinach

First I sautéed the vegetables in olive oil with the herbs and spices.  After boiling the macaroni about ten minutes, I drained them, put them back in the pot, added the milk and cream and let that heat on medium high heat, added the cheeses, then the vegetables, then tuna.  I stirred it all together then added the spinach, stirred that in until it was nicely wilted.  All this went into a 13″x9″ casserole dish with a sprinkling of the herbed breading and baked for 20 minutes at 350°.

My poor family only suffered for thirty minutes while all the smells wafted around the house.  I don’t think that was too much suffering considering how good it was when we finally were able to tuck in.  With everyone satisfied we were able to then go about the business of our traditional Monday evening episodes of Star Trek, The Next Generation.  Engage! 

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4 responses

  1. avian101

    Excellent! Diva you are “Number One” 🙂

    February 27, 2012 at 11:04 pm

  2. You are too kind sir!

    February 27, 2012 at 11:28 pm

  3. bathshebaedwards4623

    Reblogged this on bathshebaedwards.

    June 26, 2012 at 7:18 pm

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