When my husband and I were first married, he had quite an aversion to casseroles. So, to get him to try this one, I just left off the word "casserole" and called it Tuna Spaghetti. It worked, and now he loves it so much, he requests it. No problem with me - it's easy, fast, and inexpensive to make. As a matter of fact, a lot of the ingredients are on sale right now.
Tuna at Piggly Wiggly is a Smart Shopper special where you can get 5oz cans at 39 cents for every card filled. OR you could just head over to Walmart and ad match them since their policy states they can match it for a specified price. The ad runs through today (6/28). This is half price at Walmart! Woo!
My favorite pasta is the Ronzoni Smart Taste (in the purple box). It has all the nutrients of wheat pasta, taste of white pasta, and a lot less calories per serving than regular spaghetti. You can check out Ronzoni's website directly or It Pays to Eat Pasta for coupons.
Lays potato chips are on sale at KMart, CVS, and Rite Aid this week. Pick up a bag for $1.88 at one of these stores or ad match to get the price.
There are a couple of cheese coupons out there, too. Here's a manufacturer's coupon through Walmart's website and a store one through Target's website.
Alright, on to the recipe.
Tasty Tuna Casserole
1 1/2 cups broken noodles
1 can of Cream of Mushroom or Cream of Chicken Soup
1/2 cup milk
2 5oz cans of tuna, drained
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/3 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup crushed potato chips
Cook noodles in salted water, drain. Mix with soup, milk, tuna, cheese and onion in a 2 quart greased baking dish. Top with chips and bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes or until bubbly hot.