Tuna & Veggie Casserole
This recipe is 'Doug's Tuna Casserole' REVAMPED. Doug was my grandpa, btw.
Grandpa, don't get me wrong this recipe was already DELISH but I just felt like it could use a few more veggies, that's all. I think you would have loved this version too 🥰.
Grandpa's recipe called for a can of condensed soup & well that just ain't my style. So along with pumping up the veggies, I swapped the canned soup for heavy cream, vegetable stock & dried thyme
Don't have the veggies listed? No problem! Swap them out for whatever you have on hand.
Doug's Tuna & Veggie Casserole
What you'll need:
3 tbsp + 2 tbsp olive oil , divided
227g package white mushrooms, thinly sliced
4 celery ribs, small dice
3 medium carrots, small dice
1 large onion, small dice
1 head broccoli, chopped into small florets (you want the broccoli to cook quickly, so make sure the stems aren't too thick)
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 1/2 cups vegetable stock (water also works)
2 170g cans of flaked tuna in water, drained well
1 tsp dried thyme
2 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
2 cups small shell pasta (Conchiglie)
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs