Cheesy Tuna Noodle Casserole Recipe

A cheesy tuna noodle casserole is a really interesting way to enjoy this fantastic fish — it combines several different tastes but does so very well. The result is a wonderfully simple yet filling meal that is absolutely packed with flavor. It comes together in only a few simple steps, making it an ideal dish to cook when you're short on time.

finished casserole Final Image Credit: Kristan Raines

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Things You\’ll Need

  • 1 tbs unsalted butter

  • ½ an onion, diced

  • 1 1/2 celery stalks, diced

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1, 10.5 oz can cream of mushroom

  • ½ cup + 2 tbs whole milk

  • ½ cup frozen peas

  • 5 oz extra wide egg noodles, cooked al dente and drained

  • 1 can tuna, 6oz drained

  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided

  • ½ cup panko crumbs

  • 1/2 tbs unsalted butter, melted

  • salt and pepper, to taste

  • medium-large saucepan

  • whisk

  • 8×8-inch baking dish

Step 1

Heat oven to 400°F. Melt 1 tbs butter in a medium-large saucepan set over medium heat. Add the celery and onions and cook for about 6 minutes or until tender. Add the garlic during the last two minutes of cooking time.

cooking celery and onion Step 1 Image Credit: Kristan Raines

Step 2

Add the cream of mushroom and milk to the saucepan and whisk together until smooth and warmed through.

making sauce Step 2 Image Credit: Kristan Raines

Step 3

Remove the saucepan from heat and add the peas, noodles, tuna, and 3/4 cup cheese. Mix to combine. Taste, and add any additional salt and pepper as needed.

Mixing ingredients Step 3 Image Credit: Kristan Raines

Step 4

Pour the pasta mixture into an 8×8-inch baking dish that's been lightly greased. Top the noodles with the remaining 1/4 cup of cheese.

Topping with cheese Step 4 Image Credit: Kristan Raines

Step 5

Mix the melted butter and bread crumbs together and sprinkle over the pasta.

Topping with bread crumbs Step 5 Image Credit: Kristan Raines

Step 6

Place in the oven and bake uncovered until golden brown and bubbly, about 20 minutes. Top with freshly chopped parsley and enjoy while hot! Serves 4 -6.

Finished casserole Step 6 Image Credit: Kristan Raines

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