Stovetop tuna noodle casserole

When I need to get dinner on the table in a flash but didn’t exactly plan ahead, I often find myself throwing together a one-pot, stovetop recipe based around ground beef. Asian spicy mayo recipe But {gasp}…sometimes there’s nary a pound of ground beef to be found in the fridge or freezer! And on those occasions, it’s nice to have a recipe in my arsenal that relies on a common, nonperishable, pantry staple instead…canned tuna!

Who didn’t eat Tuna Noodle Casserole as a kid? I remember my mom making it, and I remember enjoying it. Spicy sushi mayo recipe But for some reason, I’ve only sporadically thought to cook it for my own family over the years. Spicy tuna mayo recipe So a few weeks ago, when I had one of those it’s-5-o’clock-and-I-don’t-have-anything-planned-for-dinner moments of panic, I spied two cans of tuna in the pantry…and it was Tuna Noodle Casserole to the rescue!

I decided I wanted to keep things as simple as possible and assemble everything on the stove rather than popping a dish in the oven.

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So I put a big pot of water on to boil and got the egg noodles going while I started a basic bechamel sauce in another skillet. Kfc spicy mayo recipe I know, I know… bechamel sounds all fancy and frou-frou and French. Spicy mayo dip recipe But y’all…it’s so, so easy. Spicy mayo recipe for sweet potato fries In fact, it involves nothing more than melting butter, whisking in flour, and ultimately adding milk to make a creamy, dreamy white sauce.

Once the sauce was thick and silky, I seasoned it and stirred in a big handful of grated cheddar cheese plus two cans of drained tuna. Spicy mayo poke recipe In the meantime, my noodles were almost done, so I dumped some frozen peas into the boiling pasta water to cook for the last minute or two.

Then I drained the noodles and peas, stirred them into the cheesy, tuna-flecked, white sauce…

…and sprinkled the whole skillet with a mixture of crushed butter crackers and grated Parmesan. Spicy chipotle mayo recipe In less than 20 minutes, dinner was on the table!

So did my kids love this from-scratch Stovetop Tuna Noodle Skillet as much as I recall enjoying the recipe from my childhood? Well, both of my boys scarfed it down. Spicy aioli sauce recipe with mayo And my ( pickypickypicky) daughter actually allowed it to occupy space on her plate. Spicy ahi poke recipe mayo Believe me…that’s a win around these parts.

But the greatest affirmation came later that evening, when I went to put away the paper where I’d scrawled down the recipe as I made it. Spicy mayo recipe for tacos I saw that my 9-year-old had written “YUMMY” at the bottom, along with a big smiley face and his signature. Spicy mayo ahi poke recipe Hey, it’s not often that something I cook garners legit graffiti on my recipe notes.

With Lent upon us, my family will be avoiding meat on Fridays and putting Stovetop Tuna Noodle Casserole into regular rotation instead. Spicy tuna poke recipe mayo But I have no doubt that this recipe’s popularity at our house will continue long after Easter. Spicy mayo mussels recipe After all, such an easy, tasty, comforting meal deserves to be enjoyed year-round! I’ve got recipe graffiti to prove it. Spicy mayo recipe without sriracha ??

Creamy, comforting, Stovetop Tuna Noodle Casserole Skillet is loaded with tuna, egg noodles, peas, and a cheesy homemade sauce for a quick and easy dinner!

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Spicy ahi poke recipe with mayo Add the egg noodles and cook per package directions. Spicy mayo recipe for fish tacos A minute or so before the noodles are done, add the frozen peas to the boiling water. Recipe for spicy mayo for sushi Once the noodles are cooked to your liking, drain the noodles and peas and set aside.

While the noodles are cooking, set another large pot, pan, or skillet over medium heat. Recipe spicy mayo for sushi Add the butter and swirl until melted. Spicy mayo recipe for fish Stir in the flour and continuously whisk for 2 minutes. Japanese spicy mayo sauce recipe Continue to whisk vigorously as you slowly and gradually pour in the milk. Best spicy mayo recipe sushi Stir until smooth and bring to a simmer, whisking regularly to prevent the bottom from burning. Spicy mayo recipe for chicken burgers Cook for a minute or two until the sauce has thickened. Kfc spicy mayonnaise recipe Remove from the heat, stir in the salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Baked mussels with spicy mayo recipe Gradually blend in the cheddar until melted, and then stir in the drained tuna and the parsley, if using.

Stir the drained noodles and peas into the sauce and mix until everything is well coated. Spicy chipotle mayo sauce recipe If desired, combine the cracker crumbs and the Parmesan in a small bowl and evenly sprinkle the mixture over the entire skillet. Spicy mayo recipe sriracha Serve immediately.

You may use your favorite type of canned tuna, but I prefer water-packed to keep the calories down. Real japanese spicy mayo recipe I also prefer chunk light (skipjack/tongol) over chunk white (albacore) because of lower mercury levels.

The way the recipe is written is the fastest way to make it. Spicy sushi sauce mayo recipe However, if you don’t mind it taking a little longer and you’d prefer to conserve on dirty dishes, you can make everything in the same pot. Spicy mayo sauce recipe japanese Start out by boiling the noodles and peas (as directed) in a large pot or Dutch oven. Spicy mayo sauce recipes Drain them into a colander, rinse with hot water, and set aside. Spicy mayo recipe for chicken sandwich Then proceed with the recipe by melting the butter in the same pasta pot and making the white sauce (as directed). Chipotle mayo sauce recipe Finally, add the noodles and peas back to the pot at the very end.

The first time I made this recipe, we really enjoyed the addition of fresh parsley. Smashburger chipotle mayo recipe But I didn’t have any on hand when I made the recipe again and took the pictures for this post. Spicy mayo dipping sauce recipe So parsley is included as an option in the recipe…even though it’s not shown in these photos. Chili mayo sauce recipe ?? ~ All recipes and images on Five Heart Home are copyright protected. Chipotle mayo dip recipe Please do not use without my permission. Sweet chili mayo sauce recipe If you would like to feature this recipe, please rewrite the directions in your own words and give proper attribution by linking back to this blog. How to make spicy mayo for sweet potato fries More easy dinner ideas…

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