This week's challenge on Monday Night Martha: Tuna Casserole.
While the recipe does call for canned tuna, (Martha recommends using, "best-quality tuna that's packed in olive oil") there is not a can of creamed soup in sight. Also the recipe calls for fresh ingredients like red bell peppers, scallions, and grated Parmesan.
Meanwhile in a heavy pot heat 1/3 cup olive oil over medium heat. Add two thinly sliced red bell peppers, season with salt and pepper and cook until tender. Then add ½ cup of flour and stir to coat peppers for about a minute. Gradually add five cups milk, stirring occasionally until mixture starts to bubble slightly and simmer. Remove from heat and pour mixture over noodles in pot. Add to mixture tuna, artichoke hearts, and scallions. Divide between prepared baking dishes and sprinkle with Parmesan. Bake until golden about 20-25 minutes.
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