Tuna Noodle Casserole

There’s something about comfort food that’s just so… comfortable.  We all have favorites.  My  mom’s comfort food is brown rice.  I have a friend who eats hot-cocoa mix dry from the pouch, and another who practically lives on muffins (I’ll give you one guess who :P).  Now, I’ve got my fair share of comfort foods – as you might have guessed anything pumpkin or pumpkin are both way up there on the list.

For a savory comfort food however, there are few foods that beat my family’s tuna noodle casserole.  Seriously.  This stuff just about ran through my veins my first year of medical school.  Try it and enjoy :)

1 box pasta – cooked according to directions

1 bag peas – cooked according to directions

8-10 slices white american cheese

4 oz shredded cheddar cheese

1 Tbsp butter

a splash of milk

2 regular sized cans or 1 family sized can tuna in water

salt and pepper to taste

To make everything come out perfectly:

1)  Put water on for pasta

2) Cook peas according to directions in large, microwave safe bowl (big enough for the final product).

3) When water is boiling, start pasta and cook according to directions.

4) When peas are done, strain into colander and set aside.

5)  In same bowl, place cheeses, butter and milk.  Microwave  in 30 second intervals, stirring in between until cheese sauce is smooth and creamy.

6) Add peas and tuna(drained).

7) Drain pasta in same colander as peas.

8) Mix all ingredients together and season to taste.

**Note – for the dorm room version:

1) Prepare easy-mac according to microwave directions, adding a handful of peas before microwaving, and stir in tuna when done. :)


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