DRU ANN LOVE: I am a lazy cook. My idea of a good meal is dining at a local restaurant or take-out. On that rare occasion that I make a dish, one of my favorite (although I am not a huge fan of tuna fish) is my tuna fish casserole.
I think I got this recipe from my home economics class and of course I did some modifications (do they even still have that in junior high/middle school?) to the recipe and the best part is that it is easy peasy with only four ingredients.
My idea of baking is setting the oven to 350 degrees and putting the timer on for 30 minutes and only checking on the food when the timer goes off. Again, this meal meets my qualifications as well. So, you got an easy peasy recipe that bakes for 20 to 30 minutes in a 350 degree oven.
This allows me the time to read a book, watch TV or do some quilting.
1 box of medium pasta shells (use half the box for this recipe)
1 block of extra sharp cheddar cheese
1 can of solid white tuna in water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Prepare the pasta as directed on the box.
While the pasta is cooking:
Flake the tuna fish in a bowl and season it (I use a Penzey’s Black and Red spice)
Slice the cheese block into small cubes
Drain the pasta
Put the pasta, the flaked tuna fish, ¾ of the cubed cheese and 2 scoops (I use medium size wooden spoon) of mayonnaise in a mixing bowl. If you like it cheesy, add all of the cheese.
Mix well; making sure that all the pasta is coated. Add more mayonnaise if needed.
Pour mixture into a cake or loaf pan and bake for 20-30 minutes.
Take out and let sit for 5 minutes
and then dig in.
(and Lucy says--Dru thanks so much for visiting! Dru Ann is so smart--with this recipe, she has all kinds of time left over for her favorite pastimes...)