- Posted by Johanna on August 13, 2007 at 6:46 pm
- Category: Recipes and Food
This recipe was inspired by the latest issue of True Story, Swear to God, in which Tom Beland talks about making it for his wife. It was his mention of the French fried onions on top that made me think, “oh, that sounds good.”
I surfed around for a recipe, but I didn’t find one that sounded both tasty and easy (because tuna casserole should be cheap and easy, like a frat boy’s dream date). So I took the parts I liked best of all of them and came up with this:
Combine 2 cans of cream of mushroom soup, 2 cans of tuna (packed in water, drained), 1/2 cup chopped onion, 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, and 1 12-ounce box of rotini pasta, cooked. (I used the whole wheat kind because it seemed like a good way to eat healthier without it affecting anything too much.)
Put into a two-quart baking dish, lightly greased. Sprinkle on top another cup of shredded Cheddar and a small can of fried onion pieces. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. It makes lots, so plan to serve for several or have leftovers for days.