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Casserole - but uncooked noodles? Recipe?


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Casserole - but uncooked noodles? Recipe?

k_d | | Mar 25, 2010 07:00 PM

I have a bachelor friend (about 50 y-o) who does not like to cook, but realizes he has to have some sustenance other than McDonalds or Long John Silvers. He is very picky, near as I can tell. Like, not many veggies other than maybe a tossed salad or corn. Now, he emailed me the other day and said he remembered his mom making tuna casserole, and did I know what canned soup she might have used in it.

I told him my preference for tuna noodle casserole was cream of mushroom, but second choice would be c-o-celery.

Then he emails me back and says, Well. All the recipes I am finding tell you to cook the noodles first, then stir into the rest. "And that's too much trouble for me."

So, CHs. Can you make tuna noodle casserole, in the "three or four cans and dump it all in and throw in oven" method, WITHOUT boiling the noodles first? I know there are methods for lasagna with uncooked noodles going right in with the sauce .. but I've never worked with uncooked pasta that way.

Understand, this is a guy who hates to cook, doesn't understand anything foodie (AT ALL!) and just wants to have a supper that might recreate what his late mother might have made him years ago. .. tia!

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