Tuna-noodle Casserole

8 reviews, 4.6 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

The ultimate comfort food! Easy and delicious!


3 cups Noodles; medium/ or can replace with 1 cup elbow macaroni
1/2 cup Bread crumbs
1 tablespoon Butter or margarine; melted
1 cup Celery; chopped
1/4 cup Onion; chopped
1/4 cup Butter or margarine
1/4 cup All purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon Black pepper
2 cups milk
1 9-oz can canned tuna; (up to 9.5 oz) drained and broken into chunks
1 cup Cheddar cheese cubes; 4 ounces
1/4 cup Roasted red sweet pepper or pimiento; chopped

Original recipe makes 4



Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain and set aside. Meanwhile, combine bread crumbs and the 1 tablespoon of melted butter; set aside.

For Sauce, in a medium saucepan cook celery and onion in the 1/4 cup butter until tender. Stir in flour, salt, dry mustard, and black pepper. Add milk all at once; cook and stir until slightly thickened and bubbly. Combine sauce, tuna, cheese, roasted sweet pepper, and cooked noodles. Transfer to a 1 1/2 - quart casserole. Sprinkle with crumb mixture. Bake uncovered, in a 375? oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly and crumb topping is golden.

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Tasty dish. I added two fresh minced jalapeño peppers with seeds removed and 1/2 cup of chopped poblano pepper. The cheese I used was Velveeta and about 2/3 cup. The topping was buttered corn flakes as that was what was in the house. This made a casserole worthy to eat in Tx. This dish has endless possibilities depending on what is in the house.
Porpo83 2y ago

Great favor - reminds me of the tuna casserole of my childhood. The second time I made it I used only half the bread crumb mixture and added 1/2 cup frozen peas. Equally good both ways.
MaryMcG 3y ago

Delicious! This will be a "Keeper " in our home. I did have a couple of modifications...added a cup of peas as I sautéed the celery and onion and slightly increased the spices due to this addition. Also, since I didn't have breadcrumbs readily available, I crushed a half sleeve of Ritz crackers for the topping. Baked uncovered at 350 for 45 minutes.
Yodalee 4y ago

This is a great easy recipe that can be altered easily for variety if you stick to the fundamentals. Simple béchamel base, noodles, protein and the sky is the limit. The recipe as it stands is great and my kids love it.
AmandaWW 5y ago

I love tuna casserole. This was a great recipe. My boyfriend thought he didn''t like tuna casserole until I made this. It was cream and delecious. I will be making this again!!
StephNTaylor 5y ago

This recipe was easy to make taste great and best of all, is very affordable to make!! I will be adding this recipe to my personal home cookbook.
allanp023 5y ago

Excellent flavor and balance of ingredients.
looseal 6y ago

[I posted this recipe.]
kroc2009 7y ago

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