NE Snowstorm Desperation Casserole

January 8, 2017 CarolAnn

Honestly, what’s for dinner when you can’t get to the grocery store? Desperation cooking brings out the creativity in us! One evening, when the scene outside my window resembled the one in the picture, I conjured up this delicious dish!

NE Snowstorm Desperation Casserole

For the basic white sauce, see Basic White Sauce.

NE Snowstorm Desperation Casserole

NE Snowstorm Desperation Casserole

Honestly, what's for dinner when you can't get to the grocery store? Desperation cooking brings out the creativity in us! One evening, when the scene outside my window resembled the one in the picture, I conjured up this delicious dish!

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups basic white sauce
  • Freshly grated sea salt
  • Freshly grated black pepper
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup grated Asiago cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen vegetable of your choice (broccolini, green peas, and spinach are good choices)
  • Basil (4 tablespoons fresh, or 2 tablespoons dried)
  • 2 cans tuna, rinsed and drained, then flaked
  • 8 ounces pasta (I like Dreamfields brand)
  • Bread crumbs

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Prepare the basic white sauce.
  3. Add in the salt, pepper, nutmeg, and 1/2 cup each of the Parmesan and Asiago cheeses.
  4. Heat in microwave until hot.
  5. Pour the sauce mixture into an oven-proof casserole dish.
  6. Add in the vegetable, the basil, and the tuna.
  7. Cook the pasta al dente, Drain and add to the casserole.
  8. Blend all with a spatula.
  9. Top the casserole with the remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan,
  10. Sprinkle some bread crumbs evenly over the top,
  11. Bake for about 20 minutes until bubbly and a little brown.
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