Tuna Casserole Recipe

Old fashioned Tuna Casserole Recipe with noodle.

Tuna Casserole Recipe is a quick old fashioned recipe with noodles, Albacore Tuna, mushrooms, cream of chicken soup and Mozzarella.

It is sometimes called Tuna Bake by children who love it.

It provides an abundance of essential nutrients like Omega-3, Omega-6, high-quality protein, potassium, niacin (vitamin B) and others.

Serve this dish with a tossed salad or fresh fruits salad for a vitamins and minerals rich meal.

Tuna Casserole Recipe

  • 2-3 quarts water

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 8 oz. uncooked noodles

  • 12 oz. Albacore Tuna, packed in oil* not drained

  • 1-10 3/4 oz. can Cream Of Chicken soup (can use Cream of Mushroom soup instead)

  • 1 1/2 cups milk

  • 1/2 cup canned small green peas, drained

  • 1/2 cup canned mushroom slices or pieces

  • 1/4 cup drained pimentos (save some for garnish, if desired)

  • 4 oz. grated mozzarella cheese**

*To substitute tuna packed in water, drain water and add 2 tablespoons melted butter.

**A delicious tasty cheese substitute is sliced Hickory Smoked Swiss Cheese

Add salt and noodles to boiling water in saucepan and cook according to directions on package.

In another medium sized saucepan, stir together tuna, milk. chicken soup, mushrooms, and pimentos.

Heat until piping hot.

When noodles are done, drain the water out. Layer 1/3 of noodles in bottom of a microwave safe 1 1/2 to 2 quart casserole dish.

Pour on 1/3 of the hot tuna mixture.

Add two more layer of each and top with cheese.

Microwave on high 3-3 1/2 minutes until cheese is melted.

Let casserole cool a few minutes before removing from microwave.

Shell Tuna Casserole Recipe

  • 8 oz. shell pasta, water and salt, (cooked until al dente according to package directions, drained and rinsed in cold water  to stop cooking)

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed

  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme

  • 1 medium white sweet onion, sliced in 1/8 inch slices

  • 12 oz. canned tuna

  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk diluted with 1/2 cup water

  • 6 oz. shredded or grated sharp cheddar cheese

  • Ritz Cracker Crumbs Topping

Add paprika, garlic powder, dill weed and thyme to drained pasta in pot.

Carefully, toss pasta to coat with spices.

Separate onion rings and add to pot.

Add tuna to pot.

Add milk.

Gently, fold all together and put in a 3 quart casserole dish.

Top with shredded sharp cheese.

Sprinkle Ritz Cracker Crumbs Topping evenly over cheese.

Place in preheated 350F. oven.

Bake 20-25 minutes until bubbly hot and top is lightly browned.

Remove from oven.

Cool on rack 10 minutes and serve hot.

Ritz Cracker Crumbs Topping

  • 3/4 cup crushed Ritz Cracker Crumbs

  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted

Mix together cracker crumbs and melted butter.

History Of Tuna Casserole

In 1930, the Tuna Casserole Recipe began appearing in various American magazines. 

Then in 1934 the Cambell's Soup Company released a new soup, Cambell's Cream Of Mushroom Soup. 

That soup was a hit because it was more tasty than a homemade white sauce in the casserole, plus it saved the home cook a lot of time.

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