Crock Pot Tuna Casserole

Tuna noodle casserole
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  • Total: 4 hrs 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 4 hrs
  • Servings: 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
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. It's easy to throw together and offers lots of variation with substitutes you might have in the pantry.

Ingredients

  • 2 (10.5-ounce) cans cream of celery soup
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen peas (thawed)
  • 2 (7-ounces) cans tuna (drained)
  • 10 ounces medium egg noodles (or pasta; cooked until just tender)
  • 3 tablespoons buttered bread crumbs

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Use nonstick cooking spray to grease the bottom and sides of the slow cooker insert (a 4- to 5-quart crock pot).

  3. In a large bowl, combine the cream of celery soup, chicken broth, milk, parsley, peas, and tuna.

  4. Fold in the cooked noodles or pasta.

  5. Pour the mixture into the prepared slow cooker.

  6. Top with buttered bread crumbs. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours.

  7. Serve hot and enjoy!

Recipe Variations

  • Switch to canned chicken, turkey, or salmon or use leftover rotisserie chicken instead of tuna.
  • Substitute cream of mushroom or chicken soup for the cream of celery. Consider adding some chopped celery to the mix.
  • Instead of buttered bread crumbs, use potato chip crumbs.