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Tuna Casserole Recipe

Are you looking for a healthy and easy family meal that can be made ahead of time and reheated? Look no further than this tuna casserole recipe

This classic dish is not only delicious but also nutritious. Its creamy texture, flavorful combination of ingredients, and simple preparation make it a go-to recipe for many. 

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Is tuna casserole an easy meal?

Yes. Because this dish can be made ahead of time and frozen or refrigerated until ready to use, it’s a must-have meal plan recipe. Tuna casserole is not only easy to make, but it is also a relatively healthy meal option. 

Another quick and easy meal to add to your meal plans is this Rice A Roni Chicken Casserole. It’s always a favorite meal that feeds the whole family.

If you’re looking for tuna recipes, you may also want to check out this pasta salad with tuna.

Tuna Casserole Recipe styled in a white bowl with two bowls in the background

Can I make tuna casserole ahead of time?

Yes, tuna casserole can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator or freezer.

Ingredients to make tuna casserole

  • Dry egg noodles
  • Chicken bouillon cubes
  • Marble cheddar cheese
  • Butter
  • Celery
  • Garlic
  • Solid white albacore tuna
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Condensed cream of mushroom
  • Half and half
  • Sour cream
  • Corn
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Bread crumbs 
  • Ritz crackers

Making a batch of homemade egg noodles is also a great way to add more flavor and texture to this casserole recipe.

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How to make this tuna casserole recipe

First, preheat oven to 400°F.

Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the celery and minced garlic and cook for about 5 minutes.

celery cooking on a pan

Reduce the heat to low. Add the drained tuna, salt and pepper, cream of mushroom soup, half and half, and sour cream. Stir until fully combined. Add in the shredded cheese and stir until combined.

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Cook the egg noodles just shy of what the package instructs. Add 2 bouillon cubes to the pot to add more flavor to the noodles.

pasta being mixed into creamy casserole filling

Add the corn and drained egg noodles to the sauce and use a medium spatula to stir until the sauce is all combined.

Use a lightly greased 9 x 13 casserole dish.

Top with Parmesan cheese.

pasta in casserole dish

Cover and bake for 20 – 25 minutes.

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Combine the Ritz crackers, bread crumbs, and melted butter and sprinkle over the prepared dish. Continue to bake uncovered for 5-7 minutes, until the top is brown and crisp.

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Finally, serve!

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How Do I Store Tuna Casserole?

To store tuna casserole, cover it tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and place it in the refrigerator or freezer. It’s best if you store it in an airtight container if you have one available. If stored in the refrigerator, it can be kept for up to 3 days. If stored in the freezer, it can be kept for up to 3 months. Refer to these tips for reheating tuna casserole.

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Can Tuna Casserole Be Frozen?

Tuna casserole can be frozen for up to 3 months. To freeze, ensure that the casserole is cooled to room temperature and then store it in an airtight container

When ready to reheat, defrost the casserole in the refrigerator overnight and then bring it to room temperature. Heat in a preheated oven until warmed through.

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What Can I Serve with Tuna Casserole?

Tuna casserole is a complete meal but can be served with a few side dishes to add variety. A side salad, sauteed zucchini and carrots, or steamed green beans would be a perfect complement. Garlic bread or dinner rolls are a great accompaniment to the casserole.

Tuna casserole is an easy and delicious family meal that can be made ahead of time so that you can prepare a simple dish for the week ahead. Whether you are cooking for a family gathering or meal prepping for the week, tuna casserole is a great option!

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Other casserole recipes to try

Crockpot Tater Tot Casserole

Chicken and Yellow Squash Casserole

Easy Squash and Zucchini Casserole

Easy Corn Casserole

Yield: 8

Tuna Casserole Recipe

Tuna Casserole Recipe styled in a white bowl with two bowls in the background

Dig into a tasty casserole with this tuna casserole recipe. Enjoy the hearty flavorful dish that is good for your body and tastebuds!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups dry egg noodles
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 4 cups. shredded marble Cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 rib Celery, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cans solid white albacore tuna in water, drained. (5 oz. per can)
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 can condensed cream of mushroom
  • 1.5 cups half and half
  • 1 cup sour cream,
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh corn
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • Casserole Topping
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • 1 cup Ritz crackers, crushed
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, melted

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

    2. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the celery and minced garlic cook for about 5 minutes

    3. Reduce the heat to low. Add the drained tuna, salt and pepper, cream of mushroom soup, half and half, and sour cream. Stir until fully combined. Add in the shredded cheese and stir until combined.

    4. Cook the egg noodles just shy of what the package instructs. Add 2 bouillon cubes to the pot to add more flavour to the noodles.

    5. Add the corn and drained egg noodles to the sauce and use a medium spatula to stir until the sauce is all combined.

    6. Use a lightly greased 9 x 13 casserole dish.

    7. Top with Parmesan cheese.

    8. Cover and bake for 20 - 25 minutes.

    9. Combine the Ritz crackers, bread crumbs and melted butter and sprinkle over the prepared dish. Continue to bake uncovered for 5-7 minutes, until the top is brown and crisp.

    10. SERVE!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 806Total Fat: 49gSaturated Fat: 25gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 173mgSodium: 1536mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 3gSugar: 8gProtein: 43g

I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

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