Easy Tuna Casserole Recipe

The Quick and Simple Tuna Pasta Bake is the perfect balance of comfort and convenience. This recipe brings together robust penne pasta, a luscious mushroom soup, and flavorful tuna, all topped with a layer of golden breadcrumbs. It’s a comforting dish that’s as nourishing as it is easy to make. Ideal for a stress-free weeknight dinner, this pasta bake is not only appetizing but also filled with protein and vital nutrients. In less than an hour, you can whip up a dish that will have everyone asking for seconds.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  1. 2 cans (5 oz each) of tuna, drained
  2. 2 cups penne pasta
  3. 1 cup frozen green peas
  4. 1 can (10.5 oz) cream of mushroom soup
  5. 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  6. 1/2 cup milk
  7. 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  8. Seasoning: salt and pepper as desired

Instructions:

  1. Set your oven to preheat at 375°F (190°C).
  2. Cook the penne pasta as per the instructions on the package till it’s al dente. Include the frozen green peas in the pasta boiling water for the final two minutes of cooking. Drain thoroughly.
  3. Combine the well-drained pasta and peas, drained tuna, cream of mushroom soup, grated cheese, milk, and seasoning in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Transfer this mixture to a casserole dish and sprinkle breadcrumbs on top.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the top turns a lovely golden brown and the casserole bubbles around the edges.
  6. Allow it to cool down for a few minutes before serving. Bon Appétit!

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

  • Calories: 360 kcal,
  • Protein: 22g,
  • Fat: 12g,
  • Carbohydrates: 40g,
  • Fiber: 2g,
  • Sugar: 3g.