Cheesy Tuna Casserole With Breadcrumb Topping

Tuna and Pasta
Diana Rattray
  • 47 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 32 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 5 servings
Ratings (18)

Tuna casserole is a budget-friendly dish, and it makes a satisfying family meal. This version is extra-easy because the sauce is made with canned condensed soup. I use two cans of tuna in a tuna casserole or a large (12-ounce) can.

Serve this flavorful tuna casserole with biscuits and a tossed salad for a family-pleasing everyday meal.

I used mini penne pasta in the tuna casserole (pictured), but elbows, shells, or another similar pasta may be used as well. 

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What You'll Need

  • 8 ounces macaroni (or mini penne pasta)
  • 2 (6-ounce) cans tuna (drained)
  • 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can cheddar cheese soup
  • 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 ounces sliced mushrooms (canned, drained)
  • Dash ground black pepper
  • 2 cups frozen peas (or peas and carrots, cooked just until tender, drained)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese (divided)
  • 1 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

How to Make It

  1. Heat oven to 350 F.
  2. Lightly grease a 3-quart baking dish or spray it with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Cook the pasta in boiling salted water following package directions. Drain in a colander.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the pasta with the drained flaked tuna, soups, milk, mushrooms, pepper, and drained cooked peas. Gently stir in 1 cup of the cheese.
  5. Turn into the prepared baking dish. Top with the remaining cheese.
  1. Toss the bread crumbs with melted butter until thoroughly coated; sprinkle them evenly over the cheese layer.
  2. Bake the tuna casserole for about 25 to 30 minutes, or until the topping is browned and the edges are bubbly.


Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 1568
Total Fat 99 g
Saturated Fat 56 g
Unsaturated Fat 27 g
Cholesterol 322 mg
Sodium 1,650 mg
Carbohydrates 84 g
Dietary Fiber 8 g
Protein 85 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)