Ingredients in Tuna Tetrazzini:
- elbow macaroni
- cream of mushroom soup
- canned mushrooms
- lemon juice
- parmesan cheese
- salt & pepper
- potato chips
Do I have to use elbow macaroni?
Nope! This recipe is one I sometimes just use up what I have one hand. You might get a mixture of elbows noodles, penne and bow tie — you just never know!
Can I add in other things?
Sure! Make it your own! I love it with sliced black olives, but not everyone in my family likes olives.
They all love it with peas. My Mom used to put peas in it sometimes, canned ones. Gak!! Guys. Unless it’s a snow pea or a sugar snap pea, I just can’t do it. The frozen ones aren’t as bad — but the canned ones? No thank you. But hey — you do what you want to your casserole!
Not a fan of creamed can soups? I know some people are weird about them. You can always make your own Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup!
My Mother-In-Law puts cubed up pieces of cheese in hers. You can always add cheese to the inside or melt some on the top in place of the potato chips.
I love using fresh cracked pepper, but use what you have on hand.
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I have to tell you a quick story about the potato chips on top. To me, those really just make the casserole. About 2 years ago, I got a new oven. It has a Rapid Preheat feature. I always use convection when I bake, so that cooks with a fan, right? Well, not when it rapid preheats!! So, I was in a rush — turned the oven on, and popped the casserole inside. A little later I happened to glance at the oven, the light was on inside, and the whole thing was full of smoke!
I opened the door and black smoke rolled out. The potato chips were ON FIRE. You know when a campfire is smoldering? The coals are black and orange, and there is that little bit of flame here and there? That was my casserole. So — we ordered a pizza and I have never put anything in my oven when it was on rapid pre-heat again!
Family Favorite Seafood Pastas and Casseroles:
- Smoked Salmon Pasta
- Tuna Spaghetti
- Alaskan Snow Crab Mac ‘n Cheese
- Healthy Shrimp Fettuccine
- Cajun Shrimp Alfredo
- Creamy Pesto Shrimp Pasta
Ready to make one of my childhood favorites? Let’s do it!
- 12 ounce elbow macaroni (or other pasta)
- 1 (4 ounce) can of mushrooms
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup
- 1- 7 oz can albacore tuna, drained, broken apart with a fork
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- 2 cups crushed potato chips (I add more!!)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and prepare your casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray.
- Cook pasta al dente, drain and rinse.
- Combine pasta with all of the ingredients, except chips.
- Pour into casserole dish, and top with potato chips.
- Bake for 30 minutes uncovered.
*If you like peas or black olives either are GREAT in this. We are a family divided on these, so I omit them.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 286 Total Fat: 11g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 16mg Sodium: 632mg Carbohydrates: 31g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 1g Protein: 14g