Jun 4, 2010

Food From Fiction: Tuna Casserole (Never Cry Werewolf)

A few weeks ago I read Never Cry Werewolf. It was a decent teen supernatural book. You can read my review here. The main character in the book, Shelby, goes to a summer boot camp for problem teens. In the course of her time at camp she gets to enjoy some tuna casserole at the mess hall. I know, gross. But, I have very fond memories on tuna casserole.

When my now husband was just my boyfriend in college it was one of the first recipes I learned to make. I had always baked, but it wasn't until I was in the throes of love that I found that nesting/cooking part of me. So, I made tuna casserole at least once a week.

Here's the recipe I used:

1 1/2 c. elbow macaroni (cooked & drained)
1 can tuna, drained
1 c. shredded cheese
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 c. frozen peas

Mix all together in casserole and bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until bubbly and hot.

I have since seen so many more "gourmet" tuna casserole recipes, but the one I think is best is the one my husband's roommate taught me after I made the above version.

Make a box of macaroni and cheese. Stir in a can of tuna and frozen peas (cooked & drained).

It just doesn't get much easier than that!!
(side note: my kids do not like tuna casserole so I haven't made it for years)


  1. You do this? What fun! I love it :)

  2. Thanks! I have done a couple of these, but plan to do more!