Tarragon Tuna Casserole

It's surprising how the addition of one little herb brightens up bland ol' tuna casserole.

My pal Darrel Sprayberry gave me the tip that turned an otherwise blah dish into a family favorite.  For this and countless other favors, jokes, and special times, I am grateful.


Put a large pot of water on to boil.   When it comes to a boil, add a teaspoon of salt and the noodles.  Cook al dente.  Drain and rinse in cool water.

While that's going on:

Coat a large metal bowl or casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray.  (This will make cleanup of this meal much easier.  You'll thank me.)  Add the onion, tuna, soup, mushroom (and liquid), peas and beans, and eventually, the drained noodles.  Stir in the tarragon and paprika.  Top with breadcrumbs and bake in a  350 oven for 35 minutes.

Serve with salad and a white zinfandel wine.  Even more wonderful the next day and the next.

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