Tuna And Noodles Italian Style

Tuna and noodles Italian style.
Ingredients
  • 2 cans (6-1/2 or 7 ounces each) tuna
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter or other fat, melted
  • 1 can (1 pound 13 ounces) tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole oregano
  • 1 teaspoon crushed sweet basil
  • 1 whole bay leaf, crushed
  • 1 package (8 ounces) noodles
  • 2 cups grated cheese
Instructions
  1. Drain tuna. Break into large pieces.
  2. Cook onion, celery and garlic in butter until tender.
  3. Add the next 9 ingredients and simmer for 1 hour.
  4. Add tuna and simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Cook noodles as directed on package; drain.
  6. Arrange the noodles, tuna sauce and cheese in alternate layers in a well greased baking pan, 11 x 7 x 1-1/2 inches.
  7. Bake in a moderate oven, 350° F, for 35 to 40 minutes.
Notes
Serves 6.

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