Tuna Casserole - 2014 Tue, May 13

I could go on for way too long about how much I love this tuna casserole. I always thought that the tuna casserole recipe I made was good, until I went to St. Anthony this last Christmas with Derek and his mom made it, and it was THE MOST INCREDIBLE thing ever. I don't know if it was just because I was in the first trimester of pregnancy, and therefore had an insatiable appetite, but I had three helpings of this tuna noodle casserole and couldn't get enough. Seriously the perfect comfort food, with a thick creamy sauce... it's a family favorite over here.

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This Sunday I decided I couldn't go on any longer without having that same tuna casserole and asked Derek's mom for the recipe. I made it, and once again it did not disappoint. And to further drive this point home, Jay was obsessed. I've said it before, and I'll say it again. The taste buds of a toddler do not lie.

6oz (3 cups), egg noodles
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup mayo
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cans tuna, drained
1 cup frozen peas

Preheat oven to 425°. Cook pasta al dente according to package directions. In a sauce pan on medium heat mix together the milk and the cream of mushroom soup until warmed through. Once warmed, add in the 1 cup of cheddar cheese and stirring constantly until combined and melted through. Drain the pasta when it's done cooking, and then combine the soup and cheese mixture with the pasta, along with the mayo, tuna, and peas. Transfer mixture into a 2 quart casserole dish and bake in the oven for 20 minutes.

Remove baking dish from oven and allow to cool slightly before serving.


  1. I've never had tuna casserole before, but it looks so good!!


  2. This looks wonderful! And can I just say that I LOVE your blog! So fun to read. Prayers continuing for your family.

  3. I tried this recipe and it is excellent. Very flavorful, especially on the 2nd day.

  4. With garlic, onion, black pepper, cayenne pepper and chili powder to give it some good flavor and some kick.

  5. I just tried your recipe and it was very good! The only thing you didn't mention is to bake it in the over with a cover on or off . I also added some penko bread crumbs to the top and baked it with the cover on then removed it after the 20 minutes and let it sit .

  6. this tuna cassarole was great my husband loved it and hes not a big fan of tuna cassarole so thank you for sharing this cassarole