Family-Favorite Tuna Noodle Casserole


Family-Favorite Tuna Noodle Casserole

Family Favorite Tuna Noodle Casserole
5 Min
30 Min

We call it Family-Favorite Tuna Noodle Casserole 'cause this is a dish that gets the whole family clamoring for seconds! After all, who doesn't love the classic taste of tuna paired with creamy cheesiness?

What You'll Need

  • 1 (16 ounces) package elbow macaroni
  • 1 (12 ounces) can water-packed tuna, drained and flaked
  • 2 (10-3/4 ounces) cans condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 (8-1/2 ounces) can peas, drained
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese, divided
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Prepare macaroni according to package directions; drain, rinse, and drain again. Place in large bowl and add tuna, mushroom soup, peas, 1-1/2 cups Swiss cheese, cream, and pepper; mix well. Pour into 9- x 13-inch baking dish that has been coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup Swiss cheese over top.
  3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until heated through.

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This was pretty good BUT the Swiss cheese was super stringy. Did I do something wrong?

I wonder if this would be any good using cream of shrimp soup? I have a can that I need to use. I just don't use the stuff, but someone recently gave it to me, and I don't want to waste it.

Hi there! You can definitely can use cream of shrimp soup in this recipe. Just make sure to still use another can of something else. Hope this helps!

A classic budget friendly meal. Who among us have never had the famed tuna noodle casserole? I can recall having this served at our house a few time a month. It was a comfort food and it filled us up. I think over the years I have served it a few times to the family and seeing this recipe has sparked an interest. I think I will try this recipe in this weeks dinner cycle.

Most people would not believe it if I said it but I have not ever had tuna noodle casserole. I guess the lack of the dish was that my Mom was not a fan of tuna. Occasionally we would have tuna fish on sandwiches or crackers. As a college student I made the recipe once and it was okay but I never tried it again. I will be hosting an event and I think I will prepare the casserole to serve to the crowd.

I have made this tuna noodle casserole recipe several times. In fact, I just made it last week. I have a few recipes for tuna casserole, and this is my family's favorite. It makes a lot, and with the Swiss cheese in it, it is very filling. We like it with fresh rolls and salads on the side.

Really good casserole! I did use frozen peas because I don't care for canned. I started the macaroni cooking before getting out other ingredients and, to my surprise, I didn't have tuna! I did have canned chicken, so I used that and now I have a good chicken casserole recipe. I did freeze some of the leftovers. The dairy breaks down a little and makes it a bit watery, but still tastes good. Next time I will add some onion powder since we like onions. I like the idea of adding pimento as well. This is definitely a recipe can be adjusted for personal preferences and still be very good.

I put a small bag of frozen Onion rings on the top before baking! Yummy!!

I love this tuna casserole recipe. It is perfect for a meatless Friday dinner in my house.

Cooked it according to the recipe. Looked and tasted great.

I made it like my mother made it with milk .egg noodles 2-3 cans of tuna, frozen peas and crushed potato chips on top for that salty crunchy topping

I made it the way I remember my mother made it. With egg noodles frozen peas 2-3cans of tuna and crushed potato chips on top for that crunchy and salty topping

I cook mine on top of the stove, with Milk, a stick of butter, 4 cans of albacore tuna, 1 can peas, salt and pepper, I cook it low and slow not to burn the milk, then I thicken it with cornstarch and serve it over egg noodles.

My rating is for this recipe as is, but here are my changes I use spiral pasta instead of elbows, two cans of tuna, and replace the heavy cream with sour cream. I also sprinkle in a little bit of garlic and onion powders to add some flavor, and I prefer cheddar to Swiss. If you don't want mushy pasta, mix all the other ingredients together first, then gently fold in the pasta. If you don't want mushy peas, use LaSueur and gently mix them in last. Perfect every time!

Very unimpressed, IMO, just had very little flavor, and ingredients were too expensive(swiss cheese, whipping cream) for me not to like it. I love tuna casserole, but just did not like this at all. Picture looked so good, I really wish I would have liked it.

Yuuuuuummy! From past tuna casserole experience, I didn't have too high of expectations... but I was mistaken! I added fresh mushrooms, jalepenos, and about a quarter of an onion (finely chopped). And I'm not a big fan of tuna or peas, well done, casserole, well done. :)

My family uses milk,and Pimento(gives it a little more zing). And we put green peppers cut up in it. Great recipe.

Sounds good. Easy to make half recipe.

This is close to my recipe. I use frozen peas, they won't get mushy. Also, cream of celery or cream of onion soup works well. I also use cheddar cheese, but I am going to try swiss next time. Finally, I crush 2 cups of French's Fried Onions and put 1 cup inside the casserole and the rest for the top for some crunch!

I also use frozen peas and sour cream instead of heavy cream. I always use cream of mushroom soup. That's my favorite. I love any kind of cheese. I guess you could call me 'cheesy'. LOL Swiss and Mozzarella are both my favorites. I'm always looking for the perfect casserole. I cook for myself and two men.

Usually, I made this with homemade noodles. No cream. Will try this and see. Also, never made this with Swiss cheese, also going to try this.


I don't see why you could not use a different flavored creamed soup. I think all these recipes are a basic guideline. You can tweak them to what you like. I usually try the original version of a recipe. Then I can change it around if I want.

I am also allergic to mushrooms, I have always used cream of celery or cream of chicken soup instead. Dishes turn out great never been disappointed.

I don't have any heavy cream. Will plain old milk work?

Did it??

sounds great!!

Oh man, this sounds so good, I saved and recipe and will make it soon. God bless you, Art. We will miss you.

I have made this identical recipe for years except for the swiss cheese. I've always used cheddar. I'm curious to try it with the swiss. Sounds great!

Need to see nutrition table for recipes

Have used french's onions,,, very good.

I made this last night for my husband the "tuna noodle casserole connoisseur" and it was an approved re-make dish. The things I did differently to suit our taste was to add 2 cans of tuna, used egg noodles instead of elbow (it was what I had on hand), I added frozen peas/carrots and finished it off with sprinkling chow mein noodles on top for that extra crunch when consuming. I have heard that french's onions are good as well but I have not tried that yet. It is a dish I would make again and it went into the "keep" folder. Took another's suggestion and paried it with a side salad and cresant rolls....very good and quick weekday meal.

Oldie but goodie been making this since home ec class in the 50's I always add 1 can of milk in the old days we never added cheese on top but now we do usually sprinkle top with shredded cheese or top or with crushed crackers & a little butter

Made this for dinner. It was very good, inexpensive and easy. The only change I made was I used a can of mixed veggies instead of peas since my little one does not like. Also had to add some salt to our portions. Made side of cresant rolls and it was a meal. :)

I have been making this for ever, The only difference is that I use Kraft Velveta cheese and singles for the top, and in the last 5 min. of cooking I put crubled potatoe chips on top and finish cooking untill the chips are a golden brown.

This is a very easy meal and sooooooooooo good. I also half the recipe and had plenty for 2 meals for 2 of us.

This is delicious. I halfed the recipe and it made plenty for 2 meals for my husband and I.


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