Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

A no frills, quick and easy recipe that probably originated on the back of the Macaroni and Cheese box.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 box macaroni and cheese mix (Kraft for me)
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup (or celery)
  • 34 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 1 can tuna, drained
  • 1 can peas, drained
  • potato chips or cracker crumbs or breadcrumbs, for topping


  1. Cook macaroni as instructed on box.
  2. For a casserole, I like to take a minute or 2 off the recommended cooking time.
  3. In casserole dish mix peas, tuna, soup, margarine, milk and cheese packet from box.
  4. Salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Add macaroni and stir gently.
  6. Sprinkle with crumb topping.
  7. Bake at 350 for 20 to 30 minutes or until bubbly.


Most Helpful

I absolutely loved this comfort food. It was easy and tasted wonderful. My husband hesitated at first, then went back for more twice!!

Shae Haney February 04, 2004

I have to say I wasn't too sure about this recipe when I suddenly got the craving for tuna casserole. Wouldn't you know my 2 year old gobbled it up. My other half winced at it before eating two heaping bowls full. My mother used to make us a concoction of macaroni, tuna and peas. We kids later nicknamed it "Redneck Casserole." I have now given this new recipe the nickname "Gourmet Redneck Casserole." I really enjoyed this. It took me back a few years and also turned out to be quite tasty. What would I change? I may add shredded cheddar on top next time as the user below suggested. Thanks for the great weeknight meal.

WickedMommy February 15, 2008

A cheesy tuna casserole which I made cheesier by adding grated Cheddar on top along with the crushed potato chips. Recipe did not state the size can of peas so I used the small size (8.5 ounces)nor what size casserole dish so I used a 2-quart.

LainieBug October 17, 2005

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