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Great recipe! A double recipe is perfect for a 9 x 13 pan. I sauteed the onion and celery a bit before adding it, and used the monterey jack/colby shredded cheese blend. For noodles, I used the Pennsylvania Dutch thin kluski egg noodles. Don't be afraid to substitute low-fat ingredients -- I used low-fat mayo, skim milk and low-fat cheese, and it still tastes delicious. Thanks for the great recipe!

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debflores August 12, 2009

Made this casserole for supper tonight with a few twists. Added a can of drained peas to casserole and added 2 cups of crushed potato chips mixed with a cup of cheddar cheese to the top for the last 20 minutes of bake time. Excellent! We all loved it. Saved to my recipe box.

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Mar S. January 01, 2013

Oh my goodness. This is the best tuna and noodles I have ever had. I have always just "dumped" ingredients into my casserole. But following this recipe made it wonderful. I think the mayo makes a world of difference. Its rich and creamy. We will use your recipe often, cheap and easy to throw together. Thank you for sharing this yummy dish with us.

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mommyoffour October 01, 2010

So here's the deal: Honestly, I'm new to tuna in general, and have never actually had a tuna casserole. But for a first time, I'm hooked! I did notice, my casserole came out very watery, and I had to cook it on 275 for another 10 minutes, which left half cooked, and the other half a but watery. Most likely because of the fact my oven is close to 40 years old, and I live in Denver (high altitude). When I vmake this again, I'll try adding a little flour to thicken it up.

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Logan G. February 02, 2015

I've only attempted tuna noodle casserole one time prior to trying this recipe. I'm not really a casserole or a canned tuna type person but my boyfriend always requests it. I gave this one a try because it had so many great reviews and I must say it was rather tasty! I did add 8oz fresh mushrooms and 1/3 a can cream of mushroom bc I like mushrooms and it looked a little dry. I also added a layer of moz, crushed chips and another layer of moz the last 15 minutes of baking. It was to die for I will definitely be making this again :)

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linsgreene_12724108 April 22, 2015

Nothing else to say except it is the best tuna noodle casserole ever! Didn't have celery but had cream of celery soup and it worked just fine. Next time I will have fresh celery. Wow! And I am the original lover of this dish. Tastes like my mama made but didn't know what she put in hers, now I know.

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Mundy44 June 03, 2014

This is truly delicious. I used the basic recipe as a guide, omitting the celery ( because I hate it EXCEPT in cold salads like tuna, chicken & shrimp etc). I made it super easy using frozen chopped onion and quickly roasted some mushrooms with butter & sherry. Sherry was my secret ingredient adding it liberally in the casserole mix too. <br/>I made a huge batch, intending to freeze some for later. Needless to say, my husband polished off the casserole, as well as defrosting and eating the entire frozen one too! This all occurred within 24 hours people!<br/>So many tuna noodle casseroles can be dry, the mayonnaise & milk made this one delicious and super moist. Do not omit it. I used seasoned panko and French's crispy onions for the topping- CRAZY GOOD!!!!!<br/>Don't forget frozen peas too.<br/>This is a keeper.

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jcmf April 28, 2014

Best tuna noodle casserole I have ever had. I will make this again for sure

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Christina Benner January 29, 2014

Crazy, crazy good!!!!! I made this in a small casserole dish, added some cayenne pepper instead of reg. pepper, 'cuz I like this spicy & added shredded cheddar cheese on top......and I ate the entire thing! I couldn't stop. And then I made it again the next day! I hate 1/2 of that, & then had it as leftover the following day. Heated it uop in a skillet, & I have to say: It was better the next day! Love this recipe!

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AIC810 December 23, 2013

My family groaned when they found out I was making yet another tuna noodle casserole--they don't like them very much. However, they liked this one! First time ever, so I guess it really is the "best ever..."

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Ginny E. October 15, 2013
Best Ever Tuna Noodle Casserole