This is a really nice make ahead meal. Even if you dont prepare everything ahead of time, just having the cooked pasta ready to go makes this a meal you can pull together in a snap. Great for holiday time.
Tuna Noodle Casserole
1 pound noodles, cooked ( I am not particularly fond of egg noodles so I used this curly pasta)*
2 cans of tuna, drained and flaked with a fork
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 cup milk
1 clove garlic, minced
3/4 cup dried shitake mushrooms, soaked in 1 cup hot water, reserving liquid
1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
fresh grated parmesan cheese***
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a large bowl, stir together first seven ingredients until well combined, including mushroom broth. Spread into a small greased casserole dish. Spread Parmesan cheese evenly over the top. Bake covered in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. Take off cover and let cook 15 more minutes.