When I was growing up I can remember my dad coming home on his lunch break. He worked outdoors and when he would come home on a steaming hot summer day he would sit right in front of the window air conditioner and let the cold air blast. My mom would make this stove top tuna and noodles for the entire family and we would devour it. It was absolutely wonderful.
I still enjoy making this dish, and my daughter loves it! I hope that when she is old enough she can learn how to make it, too. Here is the recipe for my family's famous stove top tuna and noodles.
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
1 - 5 ounce can tuna in water
1 1/2 cups dry small shell pasta (the really small ones, sometimes they are called salad shells)
salt and pepper, to taste
Melt the butter in a saucepan. Once it is melted, add the flour and cook through until it is bubbly. Add the milk and stir until it thickens. Lower the heat and add the tuna, salt, and pepper. Meanwhile, cook the noodles according to directions on the package. Drain the pasta and add it to the tuna sauce. Serve with crushed ridged potato chips. We always used Ruffles. I can still remember the fun of getting to crush them with our hands over our food.
And that's it! It's that easy! No baking, no waiting, and just a few simple ingredients! So make some today and enjoy!