Berta's Tuna Casserole
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Serves: 8
 
A simple combination of ingredients make the perfect family dinner. This is a simple, basic tuna casserole. Cook's note: If you want, you can add a drained can of peas to the casserole before baking. Total Cost of Recipe = $6.96 or $0.87 per serving.
Ingredients
  • 1 pound elbow macaroni ($0.88)
  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup ($0.99)
  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can condensed cheddar cheese soup ($1.39)
  • 1 (12 ounce) can tuna packed in water, drained. ($1.41)
  • 1 cup of crushed potato chips. (We used the crumbs left in the bottom of a party sized bag) ($0.75)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (optional) ($1.54)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook elbow macaroni according to package directions, but stop cooking when it is still al dente. If you overcook the pasta at this point, it will turn to mush when you try to add the other ingredients.
  3. Drain macaroni and return to the cooking pot.
  4. Flake Tuna into the pot with the pasta.
  5. Add cans of tuna to pot.
  6. Mix well until all ingredients are well incorporated and all of the macaroni is coated with the tuna and soup mixture.
  7. Place into a 9X13 inch pan that has been sprayed with non-stick spray.
  8. Sprinkle the top with cheese (optional).
  9. Sprinkle crushed potato chips on top.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until bubbling and top is lightly browned.
Recipe by Patty Cake's Pantry at http://www.pattycakespantry.com/dinner/bertas-tuna-casserole/