Tuna Casserole?

Discussion in 'Fish' started by kandl, May 21, 2015.

  1. We somehow ended up with an abundance of canned tuna at our house.  Obviously there are only so many tuna salad sandwiches a person can eat.  I was trying to figure out a way to use up this tuna and also do it on the smoker.  I thought about tuna patties, tuna meatballs, and then I thought of tuna noodle casserole.  I really love tuna noodle casserole but we have always just done it in the oven.  Now I have done smoked mac and cheese plenty of times and its fantastic.  So my question is why couldn't I mix up our tuna casserole recipe like I normally do and put it on the smoker just like we do with the mac and cheese?  The recipe we use is basically cream of mushroom soup, mayo, tuna and egg noodles.  Thoughts??  
  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    It should work the smoker is just an overgrown oven with smoke. Be sure to take lots of Qview and let us know how it turns out
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Smoked tuna casserole is tasty. Be careful not to over smoke it, the noodles and tuna really soak up the smoke. We make a cold tuna pasta salad that is good. Peas, fresh tarragon, bit of mayo, squeeze of lemon, capers, pepper to taste.
  4. Thanks guys!  I am totally going to give this a try over the weekend.  Normally we cook the casserole 30 min at 350 in the oven.  So I was thinking maybe an  hour on the smoker uncovered, then hit it with some foil to finish it out so as to not over smoke it.  Sound about right?  

    Also DS that cold tuna salad sound good too!  we might try that out with the chuck roast I plan to do on Monday.  We have PLENTY of tuna thats for sure. LOL

  5. Finally got to try this and it was a WIN! Wife says she no longer wants tuna casserole in the oven! :)

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