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Homemade Tuna Noodle Casserole without Canned Soup


Ingredients

  • 12 ounces wide egg noodles
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms (can substitute white button), finely chopped
  • 1 stalk of celery, finely chopped
  • 7 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme or 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 2 small (5 oz) cans of chunk tuna (water or olive-oil packed), drained and flaked into small pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups peas (either frozen or fresh peas that have been shelled and blanched)
  • 6 ounces medium cheddar cheese (I use Tillamook), shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs