Classic Tuna Noodle Casserole

Classic Tuna Noodle Casserole

Ready in 50 minutes

A favorite from the 1950's. OK, it's definitely not elegant, but it's very easy comfort food that can come together from items in your pantry.

"Awesome recipe! I changed it up a little though to fit my taste. I'm not a fan of mushrooms so I didn't add the mushrooms and used cream of celery soup instead. Also, I swapped the peas for 2/3 cup of grated carrots. If you're using elbow pasta instead of egg noodles, use about 8 oz. of pasta."

- kmthresh

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1 package Extra Wide Egg Noodles
2/3 cup Frozen Peas; optional
2/3 cup Grated Cheese; any combination of monterey jack, colby, cheddar
1 can (12 oz) Cream of mushroom soup
1 16-oz can Tuna; drained
1 12-oz can Mushrooms; sliced or mushroom caps
salt and pepper; to taste

Original recipe makes 8



Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Boil water in a large stockpot. Into the rapidly boiling water, cook the egg noodles for exactly 6 minutes. Rinse briefly in cold water to cool, and drain thoroughly.

Place into a large bowl, along with cream of mushroom soup, cheese, peas, tuna, and mushrooms. Mix gently but thoroughly.

(Optional) with a vegetable-oil dampened paper towel, lightly oil a casserole dish to prevent later sticking.

Bake casserole, covered, in 350-degree oven for 45-55 minutes. (Optionally, top with seasoned breadcrumbs and cook another 10 minutes uncovered.)


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Have made this more than once!
lauren_h_lowe_3 4 months ago
It was a little dry, so I'll add some cream next time, and maybe a little paprika, but overall this was very tasty, and will make it again. I served with carrots on the side, no peas.
KatLive 7 months ago
It was an absolute hit, next time I will be adding more cheese.
Tamara42 7 months ago
My mom used to make this all the time when I was a kid. This recipe taste just like my moms! Loved it :)
rangerwife 7 months ago
Very quick and easy to make and even my fussy 5-year old loved it! Will definitely be making again
PurpleQuagga 10 months ago
Very tasty
kathyp23 1 year ago
nicoleshay 1 year ago
Added Rotel tomatoes in place of mushrooms. Sprinkled French fried onions on top last 10 minutes. Adds a little more flavor.
DawnH14 1 year ago
Very delicious :-)
marlenymariapaulsen 1 year ago
christinebakke 1 year ago
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