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Welcome to Freezer Food Friday!




I am sorry about missing last weeks meme, but I was taking a mini-vacation at my favorite hospital. That is the way things go. Link your posts below,  I am looking forward to visiting your blogs and seeing what goodies you have to share.




Mediterranean Tuna-Noodle Casserole


Prep: 35 minutes Total: 55 minutes



Choose best-quality tuna that’s packed in olive oil for this dish.

Even after draining it, you’ll get moister, richer results than if you used water-packed tuna.


Serves 8.


1/3 cup olive oil, plus more for baking dishes

Coarse salt and ground pepper

1 pound wide egg noodles

2 red bell peppers (ribs and seeds removed), thinly sliced

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

5 cups whole milk

4 cans (6 ounces each) tuna in olive oil, drained

1 can (14 ounces) artichoke hearts, drained and thickly sliced

5 scallions, thinly sliced

1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.


Lightly oil two 8-inch square (or other shallow 2-quart) baking dishes. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook noodles until 2 minutes short of al dente; drain, and return to pot.


Meanwhile, in a 5-quart Dutch oven or heavy pot, heat oil over medium. Add bell peppers; season with salt and pepper. Cook until crisp-tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Add flour and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Gradually add milk, stirring until smooth. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a simmer.


Remove from heat; add mixture to noodles in pot, along with tuna, artichoke hearts, and scallions. Season with salt and pepper, and toss. Divide between prepared baking dishes, and sprinkle with Parmesan. Bake until golden and bubbling, about 20 minutes.



To Freeze: Prepare through step 3; cool to room temperature. Cover tightly with aluminum foil, and freeze up to three months.


To Bake from Frozen: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake, covered with foil, until center is warm, about 2 hours. Uncover, and bake until top is browned, about 20 minutes more.


To Bake from Thawed: Thaw overnight in refrigerator. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and bake, covered with foil, until center is warm, about 30 minutes. Uncover, and bake until top is browned, about 20 minutes more.




Comments on: "Mediterranean Tuna-Noodle Casserole" (6)

  1. I’ve never had tuna casserole before but this sounds really good.

    My recipe can easily be doubled and frozen for an easy meal later in the month!

  2. I just found your blog and am excited to join in on discovering new freezer recipes. Thanks!

  3. […] 12, 2008 by angelaskitchen For Freezer Food Friday, see what MJ is putting in her […]

  4. angelaskitchen said:

    I hope you are okay! I did a post about freezing baked goods, but no recipe today, so I didn’t link.

    Thanks for hosting.

  5. angelaskitchen said:

    I mean I didn’t link on Mr. Linky. But I have a link from my blog to you.

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