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Tuna Melt Casserole

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Ingredients
  Salt To Taste
  Medium pasta shells 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Shells 2 Cup (32 tbs) (Medium Size)
  Cream cheese 6 Ounce, softened
  Canned solid white tuna in water 6 Ounce, drained, flaked (1 can)
  Scallions 2 , thinly sliced
  Freshly ground black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Grape tomatoes 1 Cup (16 tbs), cut in half
  Saltines 2 Ounce, crushed (1/2 sleeve)
  Shredded cheddar cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

1. Heat oven to 375°F. Butter a 2-quart shallow baking dish.
2. In a large saucepot over high heat, bring 2 quarts of water to boiling. Add salt and the shells. Cook, stirring often, 5 minutes. Transfer 1 cup cooking water to a medium bowl, add cream cheese, and whisk until smooth. Continue cooking shells until al dente, 2 to 3 minutes more. Drain and return to saucepot.
3. Add the cream cheese mixture, tuna, scallions, and pepper. Toss until mixed and transfer to prepared dish. Sprinkle tomato halves on top. Bake until heated through, about 10 minutes. In a medium bowl, mix crushed saltines and cheese. Sprinkle on top of casserole and bake until cheese is melted, 10 minutes longer.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Tuna
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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