Crockpot Tuna Casserole Recipe

Tuna and pasta
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  • Total: 4 hrs 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 4 hrs
  • Yield: 4 to 6 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
430 Calories
20g Fat
42g Carbs
20g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 430
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 791mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Protein 20g
Calcium 145mg 11%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Tuna casserole is a classic comfort food dish. It's also excellent for feeding a family on a budget, making use of pantry items you can stock up on at the warehouse store or when they are on sale at the supermarket.

For this recipe, grab canned tuna and cream of celery soup from your pantry and frozen peas from your freezer. You'll need time to cook the egg noodles before adding them to the slow cooker. You can substitute canned chicken, turkey, or salmon or use leftover rotisserie chicken instead of tuna. You could also substitute cream of mushroom soup or cream of chicken soup if that's what's in your pantry, although then you might want to add some chopped celery to the mix.


  • 2 cans cream of celery soup
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 (7 ounces each) cans tuna, drained
  • 10 ounces medium egg noodles or pasta, cooked until just tender
  • 3 tablespoons buttered bread crumbs or potato chip crumbs

Steps to Make It

  1. Grease bottom and sides of the slow cooker insert (a 4 to 5-quart crockpot).

  2. In a large bowl, combine soup, chicken broth, milk, parsley, vegetables, and tuna. Fold in the cooked noodles or pasta.

  3. Pour the mixture into prepared slow cooker. Top with buttered bread crumbs or potato chip crumbs.

  4. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours.

  5. Serve hot.

More Tuna Casserole Recipes

  • Tuna Macaroni Casserole with Cheese Recipe: Bake this casserole for a simple supper. It includes bell pepper, onion, peas, cheddar cheese, and elbow macaroni.

  • Tuna Spinach Casserole Recipe: Make a more colorful and updated variation of tuna casserole using bowtie pasta, spinach, onion, mushrooms, cheddar cheese, and pimiento. It's pretty enough to serve to guests or finicky little eaters.

  • Tuna Tetrazzini Casserole Recipe: This Italian-inspired variation of tuna casserole includes mushrooms, peas, Parmesan cheese, and spaghetti  You can make it up a day in advance, then cover and refrigerate until you're ready to bake and serve.

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