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Fern's Tuna Casserole Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Fern's Tuna Casserole

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"Nothing fancy here, but really great comfort food from my husband's Grandma. Good old tuna casserole with potato chips on top."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    55 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook egg noodles in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 5 minutes. Drain.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Combine mushroom soup, milk, and tuna in a saucepan over medium heat; cook until well blended and warmed through, about 5 minutes. Pour mixture into a 9x13-inch baking dish; add noodles and mix well. Top noodles with cheese food and sprinkle potato chips over cheese.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until casserole is bubbling, 30 to 45 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 02, 2013

It was great, thanks for giving me a place to start! I did make some modifications: * Whole Wheat Rotini instead of egg noodles * 2 cans of tuna * Chopped onion * Chopped garlic * Shredded cheddar cheese (just kept going til I had a nice, thick layer) * Bread crumbs instead of crisps * Fish Marsala spice mix Served with a side of broccoli and Carlsberg Elephant beer. My first Tuna Casserole!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 12, 2014

It was ok. I don't think I'll be making this one again....

May 11, 2014

This is a great base recipe. I skip the milk and potato chips. Not necessary. I use shredded mild cheddar to top with instead of velveeta. I add thawed frozen peas into the mix and voila!! Just like Mom used to make.

May 15, 2014

I was looking for a recipe that tasted like my Mom's. This is it; delicious and easy to make. Only changes were to add an additional can of condensed cream of celery soup, a cup of chopped onions and a cup of frozen peas.

Dec 17, 2013

This was so easy and good. My husband loved it too. I didn't have Cream of Mushroom soup so I substituted a can of New England Clam Chowder. For the topping I used shredded cheddar and crushed Sea Salt & Pepper chips. Yum!

Oct 08, 2013

I added 1/4 cup of onions, increased the cheese to 3 slices and used a 9x9 baking dish. It was awesome! Just like I remember having when mom used to make it. I'm saving this recipe for sure.

May 06, 2014

Loved it! Doubled everything. Didn't have any cream of mushroom soup looked up recipe here for base cream soup (Easy - flour, broth, milk salt n pepper) added onions, used shredded cheese and ruffles chips. The chips made it extra yummy! Hubby and picky kids all had seconds :)

Nov 18, 2013

I tweaked this a bit, added in a can Cream of Celery Soup with the Mushroom soup, and some frozen peas...topped it with some crispy chow mein noodles!


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  • Calories
  • 347 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.9 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 52 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 14.6 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 20.6 g
  • 41%
  • Sodium
  • 765 mg
  • 31%

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

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