Tuesday, May 5, 2009

True Blood recipes: Octavia's Tuna Noodle Casserole

Octavia makes this for dinner in book 8, Sookie says it has peas and onions. Instead of the bread crumb topping, you could crumble some potato chips or French fried onion rings over the casserole before baking.

• 12 ounces medium egg noodles, cooked and drained
• 2 cups cooked green peas
• 2 cans condensed cream of mushroom soup
• 1/2 cup milk
• 1 1/2 cups sharp Cheddar cheese
• 2 cans (approx. 6 ounces each) tuna, drained and flaked
• salt and pepper, to taste • 1/2 to 1 cup soft bread crumbs
• 1 tablespoon melted butter
* chopped onions

Heat oven to 350°. Grease a 2 1/2 to 3-quart casserole dish.
Combine the noodles, peas, soup, milk, cheese, and tuna. Add salt and pepper, to taste. Spoon into the prepared baking dish.
Toss bread crumbs with butter and sprinkle over the top. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until hot and bubbly and crumbs are browned.
Serves 6.