Tuna or Chicken Casserole
A few people asked me to post some really low budget meals that feed the entire family. Nothing is more inexpensive then casseroles. It can still be healthy plus feed the family for lunch the next day with leftovers. This recipe makes a great toddler baby food too.
One of the classic casseroles is Tuna Casserole. There are some fancy ways to do it, with crackers and such, but I am going to do a basic budget meal recipe.
I gave you some different options on how to make this. I have found myself making this with,whatever I have to make it happen, since sometimes you find that you just need to make due with what you have.
Servings 10-12 Cost: $4.75
1 Box of Wheat Pasta-(I buy these when they are Buy One Get one Free, I like corkscrew or Penna)
2 Cans of Low Sodium Cream of Mushroom-(If you only have one can, use an additional 1 cup of milk, or sour cream as a substitute.)
2 Cans of Tuna or Chicken in water-Drained-(I have found myself not having any canned meats and boiling 2 frozen chicken breasts and chopped them into chunks instead.)
1 8-oz bag of frozen Peas or Mixed Vegetables
1 tsp of Black Pepper
1 tsp of Garlic Powder
1 tsp of Salt or Seasoned Salt
1 tsp of Basil or Italian Seasoning
1 8-oz package of Shredded Cheese-any kind
- Preheat oven to 400
- Boil noodles until desired tenderness and drain-(If using frozen chicken breast throw them in with noodles and bring them to boil at same time.)
- Open Tuna or chicken and drain
- In Large casserole dish combine all ingredients except cheese
- Stir until completely mixed and smooth out over dish
- Top with cheese
- Bake for approximately 30-40 minutes until top is melting and starting to brown.