This is my take on tuna noodle casserole which is made quickly on the stove top instead of baked in the oven.
I'm very shocked at how much my family enjoyed this! I chose this recipe because even though I generally do not like casseroles, my husband and daughter enjoy them and I had these ingredients on hand. I made a few minor changes and it was fantastic, my husband ate 4 plate fulls and wants what is left for his lunch tomorrow! I halved the recipe, used reduced fat cream of mush soup, added 3/4 cup of sour cream, I used 3 slices of kraft deluxe american cheese and about 1/4 of a block of colby jack cheese, some garlic powder and sauteed the onions in olive oil until tender. All I had was a packet of the new "fresh" smoked starkist tuna and it worked beautifully, no fishy taste! I undercooked the noodles slightly and after I mixed all the ingredients together I poured it into a greased casserole dish. I mixed about 3/4 of crushed butterwheat crackers with a tablespoon or so of melted butter and topped the casserole with the crumb mixture. I added a grating of fresh romano cheese and baked at 350 until the top was golden (about 20 minutes). I let it set up outside the oven for 5 minutes and served it. It is one of the few casseroles I have really liked, and that my family loved! Try it, and adjust it to the taste of your family, quick, easy and yummy. - 12 Aug 2003 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Awesome, we'll never buy tuna helper again!! I adjusted the recipe as follows to make less and account for our tastes: 1/2 package noodles, 1/2 can peas, 1 can cream of cheddar soup, 1 can tuna, 1/2 onion chopped and sauteed in olive oil first, 5 slices american cheese. I also heated the soup, cheese, and tuna in the microwave before I added it to the cooked noodles in order to have it mix well, which it did fantastically! This made plenty for four. You could use any cream soup,and brocolli would be a really good vegetable too. Even my 2 year old ate this! Be sure to sautee the onions before adding them if you don't want them crunchy! - 03 Jan 2003 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
It really is quick and easy, but I added about a cup of milk and it was much better. Without the milk it was a little too "stuck together". Tasty! - 07 Mar 2003 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)