Creamy Tuna-Noodle Casserole
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
- 5 cups uncooked egg noodles
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) reduced-fat reduced-sodium condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
- 1 cup fat-free sour cream
- 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/3 cup 2% milk
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cans (5 ounces each) light tuna in water, drained and flaked
- 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
- 1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper
- 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 350°. Cook noodles according to package directions for al dente, adding peas during the last minute of cooking; drain.
- Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine soup, sour cream, cheese, milk and salt; stir in tuna, onion and pepper. Add noodles and peas; toss to combine.
- Transfer to an 11x7-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. In a small bowl, toss bread crumbs with melted butter; sprinkle over top. Bake, uncovered, 25-30 minutes or until bubbly.
Creamy Tuna-Noodle Casserole Tips
What can I substitute for peas in this recipe?If peas aren’t a favorite, you can substitute a cup of frozen mixed vegetables or frozen chopped broccoli for this healthy tuna recipe. If you have leftover frozen veggies, use them up in these frozen mixed veggie recipes or these frozen broccoli recipes.
Does tuna noodle casserole freeze well?An unbaked tuna noodle casserole freezes very well, so consider doubling this recipe and saving the second for another time. To enjoy later, remove casserole from freezer and place in refrigerator 24 hours before baking. Bring it up to room temp before putting it in the oven. Watch this video on how to freeze a casserole like a pro!
How do you thicken tuna casserole?To thicken your tuna casserole, keep it in the oven for longer. This should thicken it right up. Mixing in an extra ¼ cup of parmesan cheese will also help bind it together.
How do you fix a dry casserole?To fix a dry casserole, the best remedy is a little moisture. Warm up ½ cup of chicken or vegetable broth and drizzle it over the top. Cover with foil and let it stand for 10 minutes to give it time to soak up the liquid.
What goes well with tuna casserole?A tender-crisp veggie is the perfect complement to creamy tuna noodle casserole. Try zesty garlic broccoli, steamed vegetable ribbons with a squeeze of fresh lemon or any of these veggie side dishes.
Nutrition Facts1-1/3 cups: 340 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 699mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 2 lean meat, 1/2 fat.
Jul 11, 2020
LOVED THIS !!! and for negative KathyCooks1943...please stop. your comments are such a waste. if you don't like this recipe or any item- leave it to yourself. I read comments for suggestions and not shallow comments. Thank you Taste of Home.
Jul 2, 2020
My husband never liked tuna casserole so I never made it. Made this recipe with his OK and he loved it! No leftovers, he ate all but the 2 helpings I took. Delicious!
Jun 30, 2020
Sorry, there is no such thing as a good, better or best tuna noodle casserole. Hated it as a kid and 70 years late still hate it. I canand#039;t even stand the smell of it baking. To all of you that love ?? it, please enjoy.
May 13, 2020
Sorry, not impressed, everyone has their own taste, if I made again I would add something and take out other things
Jan 26, 2020
This is the best tuna casserole I've ever made. It is so moist and just delish! I didnt have just peas so added peas and carrots..very tasty!
Oct 18, 2019
This was a really good casserole! I added garlic powder
Aug 18, 2019
This is a great base recipe. All the classic components, and ready to customize. I started by making my own mushroom soup. Sautéd mushrooms with garlic in olive oil, added butter, then flour and finished with heavy cream. Took 15 minutes. My add ins were green onion and extra peas. I also doubled the bread crumb topping and added Parmesan cheese and coarse cracked black pepper. I kept the 5 cups of noodles but added extra heavy cream after the final mix to make it moister.
Jun 18, 2019
Very tasty. I doubled it cause my people love cheesy things. Oh and I used cheddar cheese instead of Parmesan cheese. It was great.
May 31, 2019
It was dry
May 8, 2019
Came out super! I used the suggestions from Patti. Real yummie!