Tuna-Noodle Casserole

Here is a real old recipe from a Better Homes and Garden all-time favorite cookbook. Nothing can be more comforting than a good old fashioned tuna casserole. This is a perfect recipe for these cold, snowy nights.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups dried medium noodles
  • 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/4 cup onion, choppped
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 9 ounce can tuna, drained
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese cubes
  • 1/4 cup chopped roasted red pepper or pimento

Directions
Cook noodles according to package directions. Combine bread crumbs and 1 Tablespoon butter and set aside. For sauce, use a medium saucepan and cook celery and onion in 1/4 cup butter over medium heat until tender. Stir in four, salt, dry mustard, and black pepper. Add milk all at once and cook and stir until slightly thickened and bubbly. In a large bowl, stir together sauce, tuna, cheese cubes, roasted pepper or pimento and cooked noodles. Transfer to a
1 1/2 quart casserole. Sprinkle with the crumb mixture. Bake uncovered for 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly and top is golden at 375 degrees.

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