Jovial makes the ideal pasta for the American classic Tuna Noodle Casserole. Prep time is quick, the ingredients aren’t complicated & it’s delicious. Here’s the perfect mid-week meal that the family is going to love!
- 4 tbsp. unsalted butter
- ½ medium onion, minced
- 12 oz. of tuna, broken in small pieces
- ¼ tsp. fine sea salt
- ¼ tsp. fresh ground black pepper
- 1 tbsp fresh parsley, minced
- Pinch of dried oregano
- 2 cups whole milk, warm
- ½ cup jovial No. 1 Gluten Free Bread Flour (Now called jovial Multi-Purpose Gluten Free Bread Flour) or jovial No. 2 Gluten Free Whole Grain Bread Flour (Now called jovial Whole Grain Gluten Free Bread Flour)
- 4 cups fresh baby spinach, chopped
- ½ cup grated Pecorino Romano Cheese
- 9 oz. jovial gluten free egg tagliatelle
- 6 oz. cheddar cheese, grated
- Preheat to 400F.
- In a large saucepan, sauté butter and onions on low heat for 2 minutes until the onions soften. Add tuna, salt, pepper, parsley, and oregano and continue to cook for one minute.
- Increase the heat to medium. Stir in a ½ cup of milk, then stir in flour until the sauce is smooth. Add the remaining milk, ¼ cup at a time, cooking in between additions until the sauce begins to thicken.
- After all of the milk has been added, add the spinach and cook for 3 minutes until the spinach is wilted and the sauce becomes thick. Turn off the heat and stir in the Pecorino Romano cheese.
- In a large pot, bring 3 quarts of water to a rolling boil. Add salt as desired and cook the Tagliatelle for 8 minutes, (2 minutes less than recommended on the box). Before draining the pasta, remove a ½ cup of pasta cooking water and stir it into the tuna mixture.
- Transfer the tuna sauce to a large bowl. Add the drained pasta and toss until well combined.
- Butter a 3½-quart baking dish. Evenly layer the pasta in the dish and top with cheddar cheese.
- Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake for 15 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 5 minutes until the cheese has lightly browned.
- Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.
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