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Sometimes oldies are goodies. Here’s how this classic food found its way back to my table.

When I was a kid, my mom made tuna and noodles once in a blue moon. It wasn’t exactly a favorite of mine, and I hadn’t had it in YEARS.

Then I had a kid. A sort-of-picky kid. And in desperation, I dusted off this recipe (i.e. I asked Mom for it.) I tried it and it was a hit. I couldn’t believe it!

I quickly decided to change it up. The original recipe had only one small can of tuna, one can of cream of mushroom soup, and 3 cups egg noodles. It hardly seemed like a real meal. (Sorry, Mom!)

My new recipe has double tuna, and has added in vegetables. Frozen stir-fry veggies are one of my favorite go-to add-ins.

Tuna and noodles

Tuna and Noodles

 

Makeover Tuna & Noodles

  • 3 cups dry egg noodles
  • 1/2 of a 14-ounce bag of frozen stir fry veggies
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 (5-ounce) cans of tuna (I prefer albacore, but often do one albacore and one chunk-light to reduce cost.)
  • Lemon pepper and mesquite seasoning, to taste.
  1. In a large saucepan, boil noodles, adding veggies to the boiling water about 5-6 minutes before end of cook time. (I use kitchen shears to chop the veggies smaller after they’ve thawed in the boiling water, but this is optional.) Drain in colander.
  2. Add mushroom soup and tuna to pan. Heat on medium low heat for a few minutes, stirring regularly. Return noodles and veggies to pan, stirring until heated through.
  3. Serve with lemon pepper and/or mesquite seasoning. (We just put it on the table and sprinkle over our individual servings to our liking.)

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