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Cheesy Tuna Casserole Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 8 oz. egg noodles
- 2 cans of tuna, drained
- 1 can of cream of mushroom soup
- 1 cup of milk
- 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs
- 2 tbsp. of butter
- Salt and pepper to taste

Special equipment needed:
- 9x13 inch baking dish
- Large pot for boiling noodles
- Mixing bowl
- Whisk

Step-by-step instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.

2. Cook the egg noodles according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.

3. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the cream of mushroom soup and milk until well combined.

4. Add the drained tuna, shredded cheddar cheese, salt, and pepper to the mixing bowl. Mix well.

5. Add the cooked egg noodles to the mixing bowl and stir until everything is well combined.

6. Grease the baking dish with butter.

7. Transfer the noodle mixture to the baking dish.

8. In a small bowl, mix together the breadcrumbs and melted butter.

9. Sprinkle the breadcrumb mixture over the top of the noodle mixture.

10. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the casserole is heated through.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 25-30 minutes
Serving size:
6 servings

Nutritional information:
Calories per serving: 350
Fat: 16g
Carbohydrates: 28g
Protein: 22g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- You can use any type of pasta instead of egg noodles.
- You can use any type of canned fish instead of tuna.
- You can use any type of cream soup instead of cream of mushroom soup.
- You can use any type of cheese instead of cheddar cheese.

- Add frozen peas or carrots to the noodle mixture for added nutrition and flavor.
- Add diced onions or garlic to the noodle mixture for added flavor.
- Use different types of cheese, such as mozzarella or parmesan, for a different flavor.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure to drain the tuna well to avoid excess liquid in the casserole.
- Mix the noodle mixture well to ensure that all ingredients are evenly distributed.
- Use a fork to fluff up the breadcrumbs before sprinkling them over the top of the casserole for a more even coating.

Storage instructions:
- Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
- To reheat, preheat the oven to 350°F and bake the casserole for 10-15 minutes, or until heated through.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve the casserole in individual ramekins for a more elegant presentation.
- Garnish with chopped parsley or green onions for added color and flavor.

- Chopped parsley
- Green onions

- Green salad
- Garlic bread

Suggested side dishes:
- Roasted vegetables
- Mashed potatoes

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the casserole is too dry, add more milk to the noodle mixture before baking.
- If the casserole is too wet, reduce the amount of milk in the noodle mixture.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to cook the casserole to an internal temperature of 165°F to ensure that it is safe to eat.

Food history:
- Casseroles have been a popular dish in American cuisine since the 1950s.

Flavor profiles:
- Creamy
- Cheesy
- Savory

Serving suggestions:
- Serve the casserole hot and fresh out of the oven for the best flavor and texture.

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Taste: Savory, Cheesy, Creamy, Fishy, Umami