It is Tasty Mutha-Suckin Tuesday Peeps!
Today, as always, I wanted to do something new. Now when I say new, it could be a new recipe, or a spin on something old, and put my new spin on the recipe.
The second would be the case!
My kids LOVE tuna, especially tuna casserole! As my biggest thing on this blog is that, I get tired of the same old stuff, right?! Well I created a diferent version of the classic dish, and a way to get my kids to eat healthier new stuff.
Salmon. Yes, I switched out the fish. Now before you say, what the hell is she smoking, just hear me out. My mother used to make us salmon patties, which were so good. Salmon can be a bit on the pricer side (I paid 2.99 a can), but it’s a great protein source.
Now, one of the drawbacks is when you buy the salmon, their are bones are still in the can as well, so you will have to pick out the bones if you have small kids, or just hate the bones like I do. After doing that, it’s as easy as making tuna casserole.
Salmon Pasta Bake:
3 cans of Pink Salmon, cleaned of bones, and rinsed
2 blocks white cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup diced onion
1.5 boxes elbow macaroni/bowtie pasta or 4 cups rice
1 tbsp old bay seasoning
1 tbsp red wine
2 cups milk
1/2 cup vegetable stock
2 cans peas and carrots
Breadcrumbs or Cheddar/Sour Cream Chips
1. Preheat oven @ 350 degrees.
2. Make pasta/rice as directed. Drain. Mix butter into pasta/rice.
3. Take Olive Oil and heat in a pan. Cook onions until soft. If you have picky eaters, you can subsitute onion powder in the salmon mix. Add salmon and seafood seasoning until warmed. Remove from heat, and add red wine. Set aside until cool.
4. In a bowl, mix half of the cheese, eggs, vegetable stock, and milk. Add salmon mixture, peas and carrots. Add in pasta/rice. Season with salt and pepper. In a casserole dish, spray non stick spray, and spread the casserole in the dish.
5. In a diferent bowl, mix cheese and breadcrumbs/chips. Sprinkle on top of dish.
6. Bake for 45 minutes. Allow to cool for 15 or 20 minutes after cooking.
I got the kids to eat salmon, peas, and white cheddar cheese. Three foods that are very difficult to get them to eat alone. We served it with salad, or if you really have picky eaters, serve with a side of applesauce.
Try it out and let me know what happens! Until next Tasty Tuesday!