Tuna Casserole
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 6
 
The classic tuna casserole never tasted so good!
Ingredients
  • 4 tbsp tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 12 ounces dried large egg noodles
  • ½ large onion, finely chopped
  • 10 ounces button white mushrooms, chopped
  • ⅓ cup white wine
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme or 1 tbsp dried thyme
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken stock
  • 1 cup 10% cream
  • 1 cup white cheddar, grated
  • 2 teaspoons Tabasco
  • 2 6-ounce cans water-packed flaked white tuna, drained
  • 2 cups potato chips, divided
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F
  2. Cook egg noodles in a large pot of boiling salted water, stirring occasionally, until very al dente, about 4 minutes. Drain pasta; let cool.
  3. Place a large skillet over medium heat, add olive oil and chopped onion; cook, stirring, until very soft but not brown, 10-12 minutes. Increase heat to medium-high and add mushrooms. Cook, tossing occasionally, until most of the mushroom liquid has evaporated, 4–6 minutes. Add wine and thyme, reduce until skillet is almost dry, about 5 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Stir in Worcestershire.
  4. Melt remaining 4 Tbsp. butter in a medium pot over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour and cook until roux forms, about 2 minutes.
  5. Whisking constantly, add chicken stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and add cream, cheddar, and hot sauce; cook, stirring, until cheese is melted, about 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Gently fold together mushroom mixture, cream mixture, noodles, and tuna in a large bowl; taste and adjust seasonings if needed.
  7. Transfer tuna mixture to prepared 13X9" baking dish. Press chips into casserole so they stand upright. Crush remaining chips and crumble on the top of the casserole.
  8. Bake casserole until bubbly around the edges and chips begin to brown, 15–20 minutes.
  9. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.
Recipe by Un Assaggio of Food, Wine, & Marriage at http://www.unassaggio.com/2016/02/24/tuna-casserole/