Tuna Casserole: A Hearty, Delicious One-Dish Meal

Tuna Casserole is a warm, delectable dish that blends soft pasta, velvety sauce, delicate tuna, and crispy garnishes to create a mouthwatering and savory experience. This timeless recipe typically includes egg noodles, canned tuna fish, condensed cream of mushroom soup, and green peas, all assembled and baked beneath a golden layer of breadcrumbs or crushed potato crisps. The adaptable character of Tuna Casserole permits countless adaptations, integrating a variety of components such as cheeses, veggies, and seasonings. It serves as an ideal one-dish meal for hectic evenings or a sentimental culinary journey, offering a flavor that entices you to indulge in seconds.

Tuna Casserole Recipe

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Baking Time: 25 minutes

Total Duration: 45 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 oz egg noodles
  • 2 cups frozen green peas
  • 2 (5 oz) cans of tuna, drained and separated
  • 1 (10.5 oz) can of condensed mushroom soup
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs or pulverized potato crisps
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Procedure:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Apply cooking spray or butter to a 9×13-inch baking dish and set it aside.
  2. Fill a sizable pot with salted water and bring it to a boil. Cook the egg noodles based on package directions until they reach an al dente texture. Add the frozen green peas during the final 2 minutes of cooking. Drain the noodles and peas, then set them aside.
  3. In a spacious mixing bowl, blend the cooked noodles and peas, separated tuna, condensed mushroom soup, whole milk, grated cheddar cheese, garlic granules, onion granules, and ground black pepper. Thoroughly mix the ingredients.
  4. Transfer the tuna blend to the greased baking dish, distributing it uniformly.
  5. In a separate small bowl, combine the breadcrumbs or pulverized potato crisps with the melted unsalted butter. Evenly scatter the mixture atop the casserole.
  6. Bake the casserole for 25 minutes or until the topping turns golden brown and the dish bubbles. Allow it to cool for approximately 5 minutes before serving.

Estimated Nutrition Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 450
  • Fat: 19g (Saturated: 8g, Trans: 0g)
  • Cholesterol: 60mg
  • Sodium: 690mg
  • Carbohydrates: 45g (Fiber: 4g, Sugars: 6g)
  • Protein: 26g