Easy Tuna Noodle Casserole With Cheddar Cheese

Tuna Noodle Casserole
Tuna Noodle Casserole with Spaghetti. The Spruce
  • Total: 40 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
1015 Calories
41g Fat
112g Carbs
48g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 1015
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 41g 53%
Saturated Fat 22g 109%
Cholesterol 137mg 46%
Sodium 1599mg 70%
Total Carbohydrate 112g 41%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Protein 48g
Calcium 839mg 65%
*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.)

For when you're looking to switch up your dinner routine, or just craving a bit of tuna, here's a quick and tasty tuna noodle casserole that is great for an everyday family meal, and is easy on the budget too. What more could you ask for?

If you'd like to jazz up your tuna noodle casserole, instead of using bread crumb topping try crumbling up some potato chips or French fried onion rings over the casserole before baking. The latter still provides a bit of a crunch but offers a different flavor while doing so, in case you have any family members who aren't fans of onions.


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  • 12 ounces medium egg noodles, cooked and drained
  • 2 cups green peas, cooked
  • 2 (10.75-ounce) cans condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 (6-ounce) cans tuna, drained and flaked
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup soft breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for Easy Tuna Noodle Casserole With Cheddar Cheese
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  2. Heat oven to 350 F.

  3. Spray a 2 1/2 to 3-quart casserole dish with cooking spray.

  4. Combine the noodles, peas, soup, milk, cheese, and tuna. Add salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste. Spoon into the prepared baking dish.

    Combined tuna noodle casserole ingredients
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  5. Toss breadcrumbs with butter and sprinkle over the top or the casserole.

    Combined tuna noodle casserole ingredients in a baking pan
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  6. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until hot and bubbly and crumbs are browned.

    Tuna noodle casserole
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  7. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Variations

  • Top the casserole with French fried onions, crumbled cheese crackers, or crumbled potato chips and omit the soft bread crumbs and melted butter.
  • Instead of peas, use 2 cups of cooked peas and carrots or mixed vegetables.
  • Add some sliced sauteed mushrooms to the casserole mixture.
  • Add a few tablespoons of diced drained pimientos to the casserole.
  • Use cream of celery soup instead of cream of mushroom soup. Or, if you prefer a homemade sauce, omit the soups and the 1/2 cup of milk and replace them with about 2 1/2 to 3 cups of thickened white sauce