Monday, May 6, 2013

Cheesy Tuna Spaetzle

My mom loves going to garage sales and picking up old church cookbooks.
She'll go through it, and rip out the recipes she wants
And then she passes it along to the next person.

This is a recipe that she found in one of those cookbooks.

Now, let me tell you that we went over to her house for supper the night she made this.
The boys come in...
"What's for supper, Grandma?"
"Tuna Spaetzle"
"Uh....what else are we having?"

The name itself doesn't give off much appeal.
Before I had even looked to see what it was,
I was almost certain that I wouldn't like it either.

But when she served this huge casserole of cheesy goodness
It was gone.
The boys ate at least two plates each
And Chris was stuffed by the end of dinner

This stuff is good.

I found spaetzle noodles at Aldi's. You can also find them here.

Here we go...

#1 - Boil the spaetzle is salted water, according to package directions - about 12 minutes.

#2 Drain noodles. Aside from noodles, make your sauce:
2 can cream of mushroom soup
2 cans of tuna 
2 cups milks
season with salt and pepper (I use Greek Seasoning)
Warm over medium heat, do not boil
#3 - Add 4 oz of shredded cheddar cheese. Mix until combined and melted
#4 - Add noodles. Mix well.

#5 - For my family, 16oz of spaetzle made two dinners - so divided this into two casserole dishes
#6 - Top with breadcrumbs
#7 - Finish off casserole with another 4oz of shredded cheddar cheese....the more, the better. 
#8 - Wrap your casserole to save in foil - make sure to label is. You'll defrost this and reheat it at 350 degrees for about a half hour.
#9 - As for the casserole you're eating today - place it in a 350 degree over (covered with foil) for 15-20 minutes. Remove foil and bake another 8-10 minutes, or until cheese is golden brown. 

Yummy! This is an easy meal to make, and my family loves it!

We gobbled this whole casserole up fast!

I hope your family enjoys this as much as mine did! Thanks so much for stopping by! 
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  1. Looks very good.. I'd definitely have a serving ;) You mom is so clever too! That's such a great idea to get the church cookbooks like that. I bet she finds all kinds of awesome old recipes in them. Following you on gfc now :) Hope you're having a great start to your week!

    1. Thanks for stopping by! She finds of ton of good...and sometimes very strange things in the old cookbooks!


  2. Count me in for any recipe that starts with the word "cheesy"!

  3. This looks amazing... Found you at the manic monday link up

  4. Wow this looks so delish... it's 8 am here and now I'm craving your recipe!

  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog! This looks amazing. I'm not much of a cook, but you make it seeem eeeeeasy!

    1. This is super easy - thanks so much for stopping by!

  6. Sounds good to me! I love tuna noodle casserole, and this sounds similar!

    1. Very similar - just a difference texture to the noodle.
      Thanks for stopping by!