Cheesy Tuna Casserole with Broccoli

Tuna casserole is one of those easy and versatile recipes to throw together.  I usually use what I have on hand; sometimes I opt for noodles other times a macaroni type pasta. The vegetables can vary too ~ peas are one of my favorite additions!  It can be cheesy or just a creamy sauce if desired adjust to your tastes!

Cheesy Tuna Casserole

  • 2 cups penne pasta
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 cup diced mushrooms
  • 1 clove garlic ~ minced
  • 1/4 cup onion
  • 1 Tbs butter
  • 1 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 can tuna

Cook pasta according to package.  Add chopped broccoli florets to pasta at the last 2 minutes of cooking. Drain pasta and broccoli and pour into buttered baking dish.  (Do not rinse the pasta)

Sauté mushrooms, onion, and garlic in butter until desired tenderness.  Add cream; heat through.  Slowly stir in cheese 1/2 cup at a time.  Add seasonings and stir in tuna.  Pour over pasta and broccoli.  Top with extra cheese and some crushed cracker or bread crumbs if desired.  Bake about 20 minutes at 350 degrees or until hot and bubbly.

Enjoy ~ Kimberly