I decided to take on a classic thanks to The Food Network’s forum topic dedicated to retro food and met some resistance to making a tuna casserole. Then, when all was said and done and cooked and melted and fabulous, I think we were all pretty happy with our creations!
I wanted a contemporary spin on this classic so I turned to The Dabble’s Burnin’ For You…Tuna Casserole. I skipped the potato chip topper and used mashed potatoes slathered with melted old cheddar instead. The only problem? I almost successfully sliced off the tip of my thumb! Thus there are no cooking photographs. It is actually kind of a miracle I managed to take any at all.
I have mostly recovered but did have to skip posting yesterday and get take out this week to slow down a bit, exhaustion is taking over my life.
But back to the recipe! I liked it but felt there was not enough substance to really call this a casserole. It did not make a lot of food, the filling was just two cans of tuna, mushrooms, seasoning and cream. As a result in only filled two of my small ramekins which did not make that giant casserole meal that almost always guarantees leftovers. No pasta, no rice, no real substance inside. Still, the flavours were delicious and the texture quite heavenly. I give this recipe three and a half out of five wooden spoons.
It was so much fun to travel through time via food with fabulous foodie friends! I love seeing what other people cooked up alongside my time traveling culinary adventures.