Who said casseroles need to have meat? This tuna casserole recipe is perfect for a quick and filling midweek dish. It will only take you a couple of minutes to whip all the products together and 30 min to cook it.
This best tuna casserole can be eaten with your favorite side dishes. Adapt it to fit your taste by adding extra veggies. With just a few easy steps, you'll be hard-pressed to find better tuna casserole recipes nowadays.
Follow this simple recipe and in no time at all, you will learn exactly how to make tuna casserole!
Tuna Noodle Casserole: An Easy Weeknight Recipe
- 5 cups egg noodles, uncooked
- 2 cans (5 oz each) of light tuna in water
- 1 cup of frozen peas
- 1 can (10 oz) of reduced-fat cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
- 1 cup of fat-free sour cream
- ⅔ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
- ⅓ cup of 2% milk
- 2 tbsp butter
- ½ cup soft bread crumbs
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ cup onion, chopped
- ¼ cup green pepper, chopped
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter your casserole dish lightly.
- Cook egg noodles until al dente and add peas for the last few minutes of cooking. Drain everything in a colander.
- In a large bowl, mix the mushroom soup, sour cream, milk, and cheese. Add a pinch of salt.
- Stir in flaked and drained tuna, as well as the onion and pepper. Gently mix in your cooked pasta and peas.
- Melt the butter over low to medium heat. Toss in the breadcrumbs and mix them.
- Transfer your tuna and pasta mixture into a casserole dish. Sprinkle the top with breadcrumbs.
- Place the tuna noodle casserole dish in the oven for 25-30 min or until the breadcrumbs are slightly brown. Broil the dish for a few minutes before taking it out if you want breadcrumbs to be even crispier.
- Serve your cheesy tuna casserole and enjoy!
Tuna Noodle Casserole FAQ
What is a good side dish for tuna casserole?
This tuna casserole recipe is already a hearty dish so you may not want to serve it with rice or potatoes. They do go well together if that's your preference.
If you want to opt for something a little lighter, serve your cheesy tuna noodle casserole with roasted veggies or a simple green salad. You can even save some time while maintaining the veggie intake by just adding them to your casserole. Tuna fish casserole goes well with celery, carrots, and broccoli. Try various veggies and see which ones you like best.
Can you freeze a tuna noodle casserole?
If you don't finish this best tuna casserole in one go, you can easily freeze it. Cover the cast iron casserole dish (make sure it is freezer safe) with plastic wrap and foil. Try not to leave any uncovered places as it could cause freezer-burn.
You can also put the whole dish in a freezer bag if you wanted to be extra safe. If you are like us and need the dish that you cooked your tuna casserole in, you can freeze leftovers in your casserole dish and once it becomes solid (not frozen), remove the noodle casserole and cut into pieces. You can then place the whole tuna casserole in a freezer bag or a smaller container.
When you need it, reheat your pasta casserole in the oven or microwave.
Tuna noodle casserole Takeaway
Even if you decide to spice up this recipe, tuna casserole is sure to be a family hit! This simple recipe is easy to customize and will quickly warm its way into the front of you family cookbook!
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