for a large family
You will need to combine the following items:
2 cups grated cheddar cheese, divided
2 cans tuna in water, drained and flaked into small pieces with a fork
1 12-oz. pkg. frozen peas, cooked until soft, then drained
1 16-oz. pkg. medium egg noodles, cooked in salted water for 7-8 minutes, then drained.
Onion in White sauce: 5 Tbsp. butter melted, 1/2 large onion diced finely, stir together over medium-low heat until onion is soft. Add 5 Tbsp. flour, stir over medium heat until bubbly. Add 1 tsp. salt, stir well, then add 2 1/2 cups of milk while whisking. Allow to come to a boil while whisking every few seconds.
Combine everything into a 9″x13″ baking dish, saving 1 cup of the cheese for later.
Bake in a 425° F. oven for 10 minutes (pre-heated oven.)
While that is heating in the oven, take rice crispy type of cereal and crush (place cereal in a gallon bag and use a rolling pin to roll over it, crushing the cereal.) In a large frying pan melt 4 Tbsp. butter then add the cereal and 1 tsp. salt, mixing and turning over medium heat until the mixture is covered with butter and gets crispier, a crunchy golden brown.
When the timer goes off take the casserole out of the oven, scatter the 1 cup of cheddar cheese over the top, then spread the crispy golden brown cereal over the entire top.
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Put the casserole back into the oven for 15 more minutes.
Then it’s time to eat!