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Skillet Tuna Casserole

This is not your typical tuna casserole. In fact, this isn’t really a tuna casserole at all. If anything this is a fancy tuna casserole, if there is such a thing.

I don’t like regular tuna casserole. I have stayed away from most of them. However, when I saw a recipe for tuna skillet, I realized it was not a typical tuna casserole.

What makes this dish different? First the heavy cream, yes it makes it less healthy, but it also gives it a nice creamy texture. Most tuna casseroles contain some sort of cream soup. I like this one because it uses cream instead of canned soup to give it the creamy consistency.

The other thing that is different about this is it is not cooked in the oven. Most tuna casseroles are cooked in the oven with some type of crunchy topping. This dish is more like a pasta dish. Just simple stove top pasta with a sauce.

This also uses the pouched tuna. I love the pouched tuna. Yes, it is more expensive, but I think the texture is much better than canned tuna.

This post linked to $5 Dinner Challenge.

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  1. What’s in the jar? Sounds tasty!!
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    • @Allie Z, I guess it is hard to tell what is in the jar. It is noodles, gf shells to be exact. I have a small kitchen so I keep my pasta and beans in jars and have them on an open shelf in my kitchen. I prefer this with egg noodles, but they do not make gf egg noodles or at least I have not seen them.

  2. Oh yummy! It is like Tuna Helper only a bajillion times better. I am making this for dinner tomorrow!
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  3. love this recip more sophisticated for me but easy as mine thanks for sharing the recipe

  4. Yum! This sounds wonderful.

  5. Love this!! Thank you. I make my own “cream of soup” substitute, but I was hoping to find an alternative and this may fit that. 🙂


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