I am all about reading up on lots of recipes and then sort of conglomerating them together. Sometimes, like my shepherd’s pie, this does not turn out well. Sometimes, like last night’s tuna noodle casserole, it does. So here is the recipe for good old, basic, happy comfort food tuna noodle casserole.

Just one note: Reheated, the shepherd’s pie tasted much better, even with reheated mashed potatoes. Don’t know why. But it was tasty.

Tuna Noodle Casserole

3 cups egg noodles
1 can tuna
1 can cream of chicken
½ tsp. pepper
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. garlic powder
1 cup frozen corn
1 cup frozen peas
American cheese or cheddar slices
Panko bread crumbs

Preparation: Preheat oven to 350-degrees and prepare 8 x 8 inch baking pan.

1/ Boil noodles until cooked. Drain and place in large mixing bowl.

2/ Add tuna, cream of chicken, vegetables and seasoning. Mix well.

3/ Spoon half of mixture into baking dish. Place slices of cheese on top. Spoon remaining mixture on top of cheese.

4/ Sprinkle generously with bread crumbs.

5/ Bake approximately 30 minutes, until cheese has melted.

Servings: 4 – 6 hearty servings