This recipe is almost identical to the one our family (& I'll bet many others) has been making for generations (over 35 years in our family, if I had to guess I'd say it originated as a Campbell's ad. The magazine clipping in our old recipe box says 1/2 pkg egg noodles, 1 can Campbell's condensed cream of mushroom soup, 1 can tuna, 1/2 cup milk, plus optional slices of American cheese & French fried onions for topping. I think this recipe needs the milk to it to thin it out a bit, so I have to wonder if the submitter forgot to add it. I've made it with all kinds of pasta (macaroni, penne, even spaghetti) & various condensed "cream of" soups (our current fave is "cream of mushroom with roasted garlic"). It's ok as a budget-recipe with 1 can of tuna, but I always doubled the tuna, & we've always preferred it with shredded sharp cheddar. The French fried onions can be subbed with bread crumbs or crushed corn chips (Ranch Doritos are good), depends on what we have on hand. I usually turn this into a one-dish meal by adding a box or pkg of frozen veggies - peas, green beans, or carrots (or a mix veg blend with all 3) are great & add color to the dish. If if do add the frozen veggies I don't pre-cook them, just toss them frozen into the boiling pasta about 2 minutes before the pasta is done. I give the recipe posted here 4 stars for flavor, minus 1 star for not having milk in it, plus 1 star for being so easy to make with ingredients we almost always have on hand = total 4 stars.
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This recipe is almost identical to the one our family (& I'll bet many others) has been making...