This tuna casserole is a reliable winner for the girls, warm and filling. This makes enough for four grownups or so. We serve it poured over a scoop of rice on the plate.
How long does this take?
Fifty minutes or so from beginning to end. You have plenty of time to clean up while it's baking.
- 3 T Butter
- 3 T All-Purpose Flour
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/4 tsp Pepper
- 1.5 Cups Milk
- 2 Cans (7oz) Tuna
- 1.5 Cups Frozen Green Beans, Cooked
- Preheat the oven to 350
- Get the rice cooking, if you're serving it over rice
- Grease a square baking dish
- Assemble the ingredients
- Cook the green beans and set aside (This is about 4.5 minutes in my microwave)
- In a medium saucepan, melt the butter
- Blend in the flour, salt and pepper, stirring until smooth
- Gradually stir in the milk, stirring contantly until thick and bubbly
- Make sure you let this thicken for at least 10 minutes or so. It pays off in the end.
- Add the green beans and the tuna. Mix well.
- Transfer the mixture to the baking dish.
- Bake at 350 for 25 minutes
I usually serve this over rice. You can also stir in some celery, if you like that sort of thing.
You can easily double this recipe if you're serving more than four people
9/2/12 edit: I increased the butter and the stirring/reducing time to make it a little more velvety.