Old Fashion Tuna-Potato Chip Casserole

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

This recipe was popular in the 60's. It was one of the first tuna casserole's and is still a great comfort food today. Easy to make and has all the things that are usually on hand. This can also be made with the same size can of chicken. Sometimes I add mushrooms and english peas.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 cups noodles
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 12 cup milk
  • 1 (5 ounce) canned tuna, drained
  • 12 cup potato chips
  • 12 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup shredded cheese


  1. Cook noodles in unsalted water.
  2. Drain noodles. Mix soup, milk and tuna with noodles.
  3. Add shredded cheese and onion.
  4. Pour into casserole dish.
  5. Crush potato chips and sprinkle on top. Bake 15 minutes at 425 degrees.
Most Helpful

Haven't made tuna casserole in years. My family's recipe was a bit bland, so I went on the hunt for one that had a little more pizzazz to it. This one fit the bill! Made it just as written, using medium shells instead of noodles. Very yummy! DH really enjoyed!! BTW, putting it in a 425 oven put a nice brown on the potato chips which, truth be told, I probably at least doubled!!

MimiKooks March 05, 2016

Thanks for posting! I know people hate it when reviewers say they liked the recipe yet changed it, but I'm going to say what I did just in case anyone else is stuck with an empty pantry like me and is curious about substitutions! I really didn't change much. Realized I had no egg or elbow noodles so I broke up and cooked some lasagna noodles instead. I do not recommend this as the ones on top hardened back up. I also used cream of chicken soup - personal preference. I used shredded mozarella, onion flakes and added a bit of garlic powder. I had no potato chips so I substituted oyster crackers. Other than the noodles being overcooked this was REALLY good! Can't wait to try it with real chips tho' :)

nranger7 December 14, 2011

Made this last night for a little change of pace from the meat and potatoes. I followed the recipe and onlt added some S & P for taste. Nice quick dish after working all day. Thanks

Marilyn Collari August 05, 2009