Tuna Casserole - A Family Classic

Tuna Casserole is right up there with meatloaf and scalloped potatoes when it comes to comfort food. It’s been a family favorite for generations!

Flaky tuna is tossed with egg noodles, peas, celery, and mushroom soup. We top this with a buttery breadcrumb topping and bake it until it’s bubbly. Serve this easy recipe with a side salad for the perfect meal!

It’s no surprise that this tuna noodle casserole has held its place at the top of so many family favorite recipes. It is easy to make, but it’s affordable, tasty, and versatile. Nearly any leftovers or any kind of veggies can be tossed right in! Be creative with this tuna fish casserole recipe!

It can go from prep to presentation in no time at all! Need a quick potluck entrée for work or a neighborhood event? This is hands down the best tuna noodle casserole recipe out there!

The best part of this tuna casserole recipe is that it takes minimal effort to put together and once it’s in the oven, toss a simple caesar salad to round out the entire meal. Simply combine the ingredients while the noodles are cooking and mix everything together. Sprinkle on the crumb topping and pop into the oven!

Be sure to cook the noodles ‘al dente’ since they will continue to cook in the oven and you want to avoid mushy noodles! I make this tuna casserole with egg noodles, but you can use any kind of pasta you’d like.  We use simple vegetables including onion, celery, and peas. This recipe is great with any veggies including leftover Green Beans, roasted carrots or steamed broccoli.

This tuna casserole recipe can be made ahead of time as well so it’s great to prep now and bake later.  The creamy, cheesy, mushroom sauce that will satisfy even the pickiest of palates!

Tuna Casserole

Tuna Casserole is right up there with meatloaf and scalloped potatoes when it comes to comfort food. It's been a family favorite for generations and Greg recently was craving it.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups egg noodles approx. 6 ounces
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • cup frozen peas, defrosted
  • 1 can tuna 5-6 oz drained
  • 10 ½ oz ounces condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • cup milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp parsley

Crumb Topping

  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp parsley

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Combine topping ingredients and set aside.
  • Boil noodles al dente according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water.
  • Cook onion and celery in butter until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
  • In a large bowl combine noodles, onion mixture, peas, soup, milk, cheese, tuna and parsley. Mix well.
  • Spread into a 2qt casserole dish and top with crumb topping.
  • Bake 18-20 minutes or until bubbly.
Keyword casserole, comfort food

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