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Cheesy Tuna Noodle Casserole Recipe

Cheesy Tuna Noodle Casserole

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"This was a favorite in my home growing up and now it's a favorite of my family as well. I double the recipe these days for my husband and three children. For a change of pace I add canned chopped green chilies and 1/8 teaspoon cayenne, use pasta shells or spirals, or top the casserole with sliced American or cheddar cheese instead of breadcrumbs."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    55 mins

    1 hr 5 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil; place noodles in water and bring to boil again. Cook until al dente; drain well.
  3. While noodles are cooking saute in a medium size saucepan vegetable oil, onion, green and red bell peppers. Saute until tender.
  4. Pour soup, tuna, milk, salt and black pepper into the saucepan. Mix well over medium-low heat.
  5. Fold the noodles into the saucepan.
  6. Pour entire mixture into a 2 quart casserole. Sprinkle bread crumbs over the mixture. Bake 20 to 30 minutes or until the top is crisp and golden brown.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 30, 2003

Made this last night with a few changes. I used peas instead of green peppers, added 2 beaten eggs, 1/3 cup milk instead of 1/2, about 8 oz tuna instead of 6 oz., and I used "No-Yolks" noodles. I topped it with a little shredded sharp cheddar and three-cheese style bread crumbs. It was very tasty and I'll definitely make it again, except next time I'll add some plain, fat-free yogurt or sour cream to make it a little more saucy. My 3-yo literally gobbled it up. Thanks!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 10, 2007

Rather plain and boring. However, it makes a pretty good base to add other ingredients. However, I think I'll keep searching for a better tuna casserole recipe.

Feb 12, 2007

Very good!! Easy recipie! I added 1/2c milk and 1/4c sourcream so it wasnt so dry and 1/4tsp cayanne for a lil kick and it came out great!!

Jul 21, 2003

I really liked this one! A little on the dry side, so will put in 2 cans of soup next time. I also used the "fried" onions and pimento instead of cooking the onion and peppers. I put sliced american cheese on top and the bread crumbs. YUMMY! So fast and easy to fix.

Dec 14, 2006

Very good! I used 1 10oz can of chicken instead of tuna and added green peas and diced carrots. I used a can of cheddar broccoli soup, 1/2 cup milk, a few shakes of garlic powder and 2 tbls of reduced fat mayo. Not really the recipe but I did use it as my base. No regrets!

Oct 09, 2002

This recipe is easy to adapt to your time schedule. I didn't have time to saute so I used dried onions instead of fresh and skipped the peppers, added a couple dashes of tabasco to make up for the peppers and a dash of Worcester sauce. I substituted Mrs Dash for the salt and it added a nice kick. Since I didn't saute it saved about 20 minutes prep. We were eating in about 30 minutes from when I started.

Sep 23, 2008

Very good! I used a can of broccoli cheese soup, about a cup of sour cream, and a hand full of cheese with the mix. Then when after I put everything in the pan I filled it with milk! Very moist and yummy!

Dec 12, 2003

Very yummy - a little on the dry side, next time I will use more soup. Great dish to prepare ahead of time and just pop it in the oven after a busy day at work. I added fresh jalapenos to the mix and it was even better the next day!!


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  • Calories
  • 381 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 49.4 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 68 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 12 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 2.9 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 18.5 g
  • 37%
  • Sodium
  • 604 mg
  • 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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