It is starting to feel a bit like spring around here. The weather is warming up. Because of the time change, it is light out for a few hours after I finish work.
Spring is lovely. I expect to see flowers and blossoms soon. I can't complain of a long cold winter, but I appreciate spring nonetheless.
I don't make many casseroles. The only other casserole I have posted was a breakfast sausage casserole. I believe I made it for Christmas brunch a couple of years ago.
Casserole is a French word. It is used to describe the food and the pan. Casseroles often have a meat, vegetables, and some type of starch. They also regularly have a crunchy or cheesy toping.
A French Canadian immigrant named Elmire Jolicoeur in Berlin, New Hampshire created the casseroles in 1866.
This tuna casserole recipe came from allrecipes.com. I added bacon and parmesan cheese. I added more peas, mushrooms, and onion. I also sautéed the onions in a tablespoon of butter before added the onions to the casserole.
The ingredients are 12 ounces egg noodles, 1 small onion, 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, 1 1/2 cups frozen peas, 2-5 ounce cans tuna, 2-10.75 ounce cans condensed cream of mushroom soup, 1-4.5 ounce can mushrooms, 1 cup crushed potato chips, 1 tablespoon butter, 2 teaspoons salt, and 1/3 cup parmesan cheese.
I cooked the egg noodles according to the package's instructions in salted water for about seven minutes.
I also sautéed the chopped onion in a tablespoon of butter for a few minutes. The onions softened and became slightly browned.
I added the shredded cheese, sliced and crisp bacon, salt, and frozen peas into a big bowl.
I added the cream of mushroom soup, drained tuna, mushrooms, cooked onions, and drained egg noodles. I stirred all these ingredients together.
I poured the casserole mixture into a 9 by 13 inch baking dish.
I sprinkled a cup of crunched potato chips on top.
I then added a layer of grated parmesan cheese.
I baked the casserole for about 20 minutes at 425 degrees.
This was good. It was packed for of cheese and hearty pasta. This dish made me realize I don't eat enough egg noodles because they're yummy.
I enjoyed the crunchy and crispy potato chips on top.
The crispy bacon added good flavor. It added some richness and fat. I enjoyed the creamy mushrooms.
It was tasty, but I am not a huge fan of casseroles.
I ate this for several days. It was good, but I'm still not a huge fan of casseroles.