Come close, I have a secret to tell you… Not that close — your breath stinks. Okay, so when I was a kid, one of my favorite things in the world was tuna noodle casserole. Don’t laugh at me! There was just something about the creamy noodles made with a few veggies scattered in, then more creamy cheese. I don’t know, I just loved it.

Fast-forward to today and I cringe to think of my girlfriend’s reaction to me making a classic tuna noodle casserole. But the truth is, I still love the idea of it. That’s why I decided to revive the old favorite and completely revamp it. This is a Japanese-influenced version with soba noodles and miso cream. Honest to God, scout’s honor, or whatever else, this dish is delicious and waaaaay easier than you’d think. Also, if you’re a vegetarian, feel free to serve without the tuna; it’s still awesome on its own.