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Easy Macaroni Tuna Casserole Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Easy Macaroni Tuna Casserole

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"This dish is super easy. It is also a very hearty delicious bowl of comfort food. The guys in my house loved it. I loved this recipe but I used cream of mushroom soup and added the cheese into the casserole. I also melted butter and added bread crumbs to the top before baking, then sprinkle top lightly with dill seasoning. The resulting casserole was very creamy and flavorful."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 2-quart baking dish.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes. Drain and return macaroni to pot.
  3. Stir 1/4 cup butter, 1/4 cup milk, and powdered cheese from envelope into the cooked macaroni. Stir cream of mushroom soup, tuna, and 1/2 cup milk into the macaroni and cheese. Pour macaroni mixture into the prepared baking dish; top with Cheddar cheese and parsley.
  4. Mix bread crumbs, melted butter, and dill in a small bowl; sprinkle over Cheddar cheese layer.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and bread crumb topping is lightly browned, about 20 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 05, 2013

I added onion powder/garlic powder/hot sauce/squirt dijon mustard, an additional half cup of cheese and another can of tuna fish to the casserole mixture. I did not use the dill weed. GREAT pantry lunch--super cheap to make and made a filling lunch for my husband and two boys.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 02, 2015

My family mostly liked this. My husband and I really liked the flavor (see my additions below). The kids (11 and 9), who don't like tuna casserole in general, didn't complain. Reviews were mixed when I asked what they thought. One said it was good. The other said she didn't really like it. But, like I said, they don't usually like tuna casserole, so this is a pretty decent review from them. I altered the recipe by mixing the dill into the noodle mixture instead of into the topping. I also mixed in 1/2tsp onion powder, 1/4tsp garlic salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, 1/16tsp cayenne pepper. I thought the taste was really yummy. The breadcrumb topping didn't turn out as I would have liked. It was not crusty at the end of cooking. It was just oily. I sprinkled on more breadcrumbs and put it under the broiler for a few minutes. In the future I would probably use about 1/2 the butter in the topping. The cheddar cheese undoubtedly played a part in the oiliness, too. After eating it, I wonder how essential the cheese was. I think you might be able to reduce or remove the cheese with little impact to the taste. Alternatively, it might be good to mix the cheese in with the general mixture. In spite of the negative things I've noted, I would make it again. I'd likely tweak it as suggested, though.


31 Ratings

May 23, 2013

LOVE this recipe. Super easy and filling. I left out the parsley and dill and added a small can of peas/carrotts...my family ate it up and asked for more!

Jun 02, 2013

This was so yummy!My family and I are big onions,garlic powder ,pepper and yellow,orange,green and red peppers lovers so I use them up whenever I can.By using them I only use small portions of each.But thats my preference.If I dont use them this recipe would still be yummy!!!This is a keeper for sure and will be making this again!!!

Sep 16, 2014

Excellent! I added another 1/2 box of Mac & Cheese that one of our kids had made that day, 1/2 can of chopped carrots, 1 can of chopped olives, 1/4 can of plump corn, onion powder, garlic salt, salt, fresh ground pepper to taste. A lot of cheese on the top. Could double or triple the breading on the top - had to spread it with a spoon, still didn't cover the entire top. This fed 5 adult eaters easily (none left for dad who was working) - so if you need more, perhaps double. Baked uncovered in 3 qt dish for 25 minutes. Perfect!

Apr 14, 2013

Easy, quick, go-to meal.

Feb 27, 2015

My husband said to give this 6 stars! I've made this twice now and it was really, really tasty both times. Now, I'm always sure to have a box of macaroni and cheese and a can of mushroom soup in the cupboard for this easy, yet wonderfully tasty casserole. I've made tuna casserole from scratch and it wasn't this good. I followed the recipe exactly, and greased the casserole dish with butter. The two of us did have seconds but there were enough leftovers for a 2nd meal.

Dec 05, 2014

Made this for hubby last night - He said it was fantastic! Added finely chopped onion, teaspoon of garlic and homemade Rye breadcrumbs on top. Cheap and easy meal :)


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  • Calories
  • 446 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.4 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 76 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 26.9 g
  • 41%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 19.9 g
  • 40%
  • Sodium
  • 885 mg
  • 35%

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

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