Tuna Noodle Casserole with Bechamel Sauce
Bechamel is such a wonderful ingredient for so many dishes. With tuna casserole, bechamel eliminates the need for a canned cream soup... its thick, creamy texture clings to the pasta and adds tremendous flavor overall. The amount used in this recipe keeps the entire casserole light but still filling.
You can substitute broccoli for peas. Use 1/4 cup minced fresh onion instead of dried, if preferred.
You can use panko bread crumbs instead of slices of bread.
Use Asiago cheese instead of Parmesan cheese and add more cheese, if desired.