Break the tuna up a bit with a fork so there aren't too many huge chunks and add it as well. 2 cups onion, diced. Heat in oven for about 20-25 minutes. But the recipe as is I don't enjoy. I think with these modifications I will make it again. 2 cups cheddar cheese, grated. Classic Tuna Casserole. Shredded cheddar cheese makes a tasty topping for the casserole, but feel free to use a cheddar jack blend or half American process cheese. 2 1/2 cups milk, hot. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and breadcrumbs to taste. 2 slices bread, grated to crumbs. Submitted by: Academy Canada Culinary Class . After the war, tuna casserole remained in the housewife’s rotation, but the dish shed its Pacific Northwest roots and became associated with funerals (it’s a thing, swear! My husband is the tuna casserole lover (and I'm a Campbell's soup lover) which us why I keep trying to make this recipe work for our family. 1 1/4 cups frozen peas. Your kids won’t even know they’re eating tuna, they will just know it tastes great! Toss in half of the shredded cheese and mix well. Spoon into a large baking dish. 1/2 cup flour. 1970s Tuna Casserole. This all makes sense. [share recipe] [share website] Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: Ten Minutes Total Time: Under an hour. 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni. Ingredients. Laureen King. Serve tuna casserole with a tossed salad for a perfect meal any day of the week. 3 cans tuna, drained. Classic Tuna Casserole is a great dish that is incredibly quick and easy to prepare. ), and the Midwest. Make it ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to bake. Be sure to double up this recipe for second helpings! Rate it! It contains all of the components of the canonical hotdish (what Midwesterners call casseroles): protein, a vegetable of some kind, a starchy substrate, and a creamy binder. Add extra cheese if you like! 1/3 cup butter. You can whip this recipe up in 15 minutes!