made a tuna noodle casserole and the noodels disolved

My wife and I made a tuna noodle casserole in a crock pot casserole and when it was done per the instructions the egg noodles had completely dissolved. What did we do wrong?

  • Posted by: Dave
  • December 12, 2017


Dave December 15, 2017
Thanks everyone. I believe you are correct. The "Crock Pot" recipe called for it all to be put in the casserole together. This from the results is obviously wrong. If we do this one again we will do the noodles separately.

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MMH December 14, 2017
I'm not a big fan of crock pots so keep that in mind. It seems that some recipes are a sort of "dump" recipe where they tell you to put in everything at once and you end with a bunch of overcooked food. It might turn out better if you slow cook everything but the noodles & add them at the end.
BerryBaby December 15, 2017
I agree! When making soup pasta or noodles only go in right before serving. I cook the pasta, drain it, and then place a serving in a bowl and pour soup over them. If refrigerating soup, pasta gets stored in a separate container. They will get mushy if stored together. BB
Exbruxelles December 13, 2017
Without knowing what recipe you used, I'm guessing that the noodles were over-cooked before assembling the casserole.
Dave December 15, 2017
Noodles were uncooked.
BerryBaby December 13, 2017
What size were the noodles? It should state it on the bag. I use the extra wide egg noodles as they hold up fairly well. The thinner noodles tend to come apart if cooked too long. BB
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