Grandma's Hot Tuna Casserole

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

One night when I went to visit my dad, my grandma had made this tuna casserole for dinner. I had never had tuna casserole before and after tasting it, I fell in love. My sister and I asked for the recipe so we can make it ourselves at home. When we made it, it came out just as good as hers.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 (12 ounce) can solid white tuna (StarKist is what we used)
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 14 cup finely chopped onion
  • 12 cup Kraft mayonnaise
  • 14 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1 cup crushed potato chips (Lays work best)
  • 12 teaspoon salt (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Biol eggs first (approx. 10 min) - let cool. Peel egg shells and slice.
  3. Drain the tuna juice and break up with a fork in a bowl.
  4. Mix cream of chicken soup, tuna, celery, onions, mayo, salt and pepper.
  5. Add eggs and fold.
  6. Place mixture in casserole dish.
  7. Sprinkle the top with crushed potato chips.
  8. Place in oven and bake for 20 minutes. If you are unsure if it is done, the chips should have a light brown crisp to them. Not all the chips will be brown, but a few should be.
Most Helpful

This is the best tuna casserole I have ever had. My husband loved it too. I will never make the old tuna and noodle casserole again. Deliscious

bonbingo December 17, 2008

This is very delicious! And a nice variation on the other tuna casseroles I have made in the past. I added 1/4 tsp of paprika along with the pepper for more kick and omitted the salt. I also substituted low fat miracle whip and fat free Cambell's soup. Tasted great. Thank you.

Flautatime December 10, 2008

Sounds good I want to try this soon.

CVentling September 23, 2008