Creamy Bliss in a Pot: Easy Peasy One-Pot Tuna Noodle Casserole

PREP TIME

10-15 minutes

COOK TIME

20-25 minutes

SERVES

4 to 6

Today, we’re starting a flavor-packed journey with a dish that screams comfort and simplicity – the One-Pot Creamy Tuna Noodle Casserole. Imagine a harmony of creamy goodness tangled with noodles and tuna, all together in a single pot, to make your dinner dreams a reality. Get ready to be the hero of your kitchen, creating a classic tuna noodle casserole without the hassle of a gazillion dishes!

Setting the Stage

So, you find yourself hungry, not in the mood for a culinary marathon, yet craving something that feels like a warm hug. Fear not; our hero dish is here to rescue you from kitchen chaos. A pot, some noodles, a can of tuna, and a magical blend of creamy wonders. It’s like turning your kitchen into a cozy haven with minimal effort and maximum flavor.

Ingredients

Let’s unravel the curtain on the stars of our show – the simple ingredients for a quick tuna noodle casserole recipe that will make your taste buds do a happy dance:

  • 8 oz egg noodles (or any noodles of your liking)
  • 2 cans tuna, drained (feel free to use your favorite type)
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots mix
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (the creaminess hero)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 can (10.5 oz) condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder (because garlic makes everything better)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • A handful of crushed potato chips (optional, but highly recommended for that extra crunch)

The Adventure Begins

Now, let’s dive into the nitty-gritty of creating this one-pot wonder. Spoiler alert: it’s as easy as pie!

Noodle Ballet:

Begin by cooking the noodles according to the package instructions. We’re aiming for that perfect al dente texture – not too soft or firm. Once they are ready, drain them and set them aside.

Tuna Tango:

In the same pot (because who needs extra dishes?), mix in the drained tuna, frozen peas and carrots, shredded cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, condensed cream of mushroom soup, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. It’s like assembling your dream team of flavors right there in the pot.

Pot on the Stove, Heart in the Game:

Put that pot back on the stove over medium heat. Stir everything together until it becomes a creamy, dreamy mixture. The cheese should melt, the tuna should mingle, and the flavors should do a happy dance. This step is crucial for achieving that ultimate comfort food vibe.

Noodle Reunion:

It’s time to bring the noodles back into the limelight. Add them to the pot, gently folding them into the creamy concoction. Each noodle should get coated in that luscious sauce – a party for your taste buds!

Crunchy Crescendo (optional):

If you’re feeling rebellious and want an extra layer of awesomeness, sprinkle some crushed potato chips on top. Trust me, it’s a game-changer. That crispy, salty crunch takes this dish to a whole new level.

Serve and Soar

Congratulations, you’ve just orchestrated a symphony of flavors in one pot! Scoop a generous serving onto your plate, kick back, and savor the Creamy Tuna Noodle Casserole magic. It’s like a warm hug for your taste buds, with the added bonus of having only one pot to wash. Your future self will thank you.

Tips for the Kitchen Explorer

Noodle Wisdom:

Be mindful not to overcook the noodles initially; we want them to be just right, especially since they’ll continue cooking a bit when mixed with the creamy goodness.

Cheese Harmony:

Feel free to experiment with different types of cheese. Cheddar is a classic, but mozzarella or Swiss can add their own delightful twist.

Veggies Galore:

Don’t hesitate to toss in extra veggies if you’re feeling fancy. Diced bell peppers, mushrooms, or even spinach can join the party.

NUTRITIONAL INFO

  • shellfish-free
  • alcohol-free
  • peanut-free
  • pork-free
  • pescatarian
  • tree-nut-free
  • soy-free
  • sulphite-free
  • red-meat-free

Per serving, based on 6 servings. (% daily value)

Calories………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………392

Fat…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..17.4 g (26.7%)

Saturated………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..……………9.0 g (45.1%)

Carbs…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….36.7 g (12.2%)

Fiber……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….………………….2.9 g (11.5%)

Sugars………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………7.5 g

Protein…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..…….………………22.9 g (45.8%)

Sodium……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…757.3 mg (31.6%)

Conclusion

The Creamy Tuna Noodle Casserole is not just a meal; it’s a symphony of comfort, simplicity, and fantastic flavor. So, remember this easy tuna noodle casserole recipe the next time you crave a delicious escape without the kitchen chaos. Your taste buds and your dishwasher will thank you! Bon appétit, kitchen maestro. Feel free to spread the love for this recipe with your friends on social media!

Creamy Bliss in a Pot: Easy Peasy One-Pot Tuna Noodle Casserole

Today,we're starting a flavor-packed journey with a dish that screams comfort andsimplicity – the One-Pot Creamy Tuna Noodle Casserole. Imagine a harmony ofcreamy goodness tangled with noodles and tuna, all together in a single pot, tomake your dinner dreams a reality. Get ready to be the hero of your kitchen,creating a classic tuna noodle casserole without the hassle of a gazilliondishes!
Print Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 6
Calories 392 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 Oz eggnoodles orany noodles of your liking
  • 2 Cans tuna,drained feel free to use your favorite type
  • 1 Cup frozenpeas and carrots mix
  • 1 Cup shreddedcheddar cheese
  • 1/2 Cup mayonnaise the creaminess hero
  • 1/2 Cup sour cream
  • 1 Can condensed cream ofmushroom soup 10.5 oz
  • 1 tsp garlic powder because garlic makes everything better
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • A handful of crushed potato chips optional,but highly recommended for that extra crunch

Instructions
 

The Adventure Begins
  • Now, let's dive into the nitty-gritty of creating this one-pot wonder.Spoiler alert: it's as easy as pie!
  • Noodle Ballet:
    Begin by cooking the noodles according to the package instructions.We're aiming for that perfect al dente texture – not too soft or firm. Oncethey are ready, drain them and set them aside.
  • Tuna Tango:
    In the same pot (because who needs extra dishes?), mix in the drainedtuna, frozen peas and carrots, shredded cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream,condensed cream of mushroom soup, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. It's likeassembling your dream team of flavors right there in the pot.
  • Pot on the Stove,Heart in the Game:
    Put that pot back on the stove over medium heat. Stir everything together until it becomes a creamy, dreamy mixture. The cheese should melt, the tuna should mingle, and the flavors should do a happy dance. This step is crucial for achieving that ultimate comfort food vibe.
  • Noodle Reunion:
    It's time to bring the noodles back into the limelight. Add them tothe pot, gently folding them into the creamy concoction. Each noodle should getcoated in that luscious sauce – a party for your taste buds!
  • Crunchy Crescendo(optional):
    If you're feeling rebellious and want an extra layer of awesomeness,sprinkle some crushed potato chips on top. Trust me, it's a game-changer. Thatcrispy, salty crunch takes this dish to a whole new level.

Notes

NUTRITIONAL INFO

  • shellfish-free
  • alcohol-free
  • peanut-free
  • pork-free
  • pescatarian
  • tree-nut-free
  • soy-free
  • sulphite-free

 

Tips and Tricks

Noodle Wisdom:
Be mindful not to overcook the noodles initially; we want them to be just right, especially since they’ll continue cooking a bit when mixed with the creamy goodness.
 
Cheese Harmony:
Feel free to experiment with different types of cheese. Cheddar is a classic, but mozzarella or Swiss can add their own delightful twist.
 
Veggies Galore:
Don’t hesitate to toss in extra veggies if you’re feeling fancy. Diced bell peppers, mushrooms, or even spinach can join the party.

 

Conclusion

The Creamy Tuna Noodle Casserole is not just a meal; it’s a symphony of comfort, simplicity, and fantastic flavor. So, remember this easy tuna noodle casserole recipe the next time you crave a delicious escape without the kitchen chaos. Your taste buds and your dishwasher will thank you! Bon appétit, kitchen maestro. Feel free to spread the love for this recipe with your friends on social media!

Nutrition

Calories: 392kcalCarbohydrates: 36.7gProtein: 22.9gFat: 17.4gSaturated Fat: 9gSodium: 757.3mgFiber: 2.9gSugar: 7.5g
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