Tuna-Macaroni Casserole

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

I found this in a casserole cookbook circa 1964. I "tweaked" it some. My kids loved it. My daughter makes it for her family too. Serve with lightly sauteed veggies and coleslaw

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (6 ounce) can tuna fish, drained and broken into chunks
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
  • 2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine or 2 tablespoons salad oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onions
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup or 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of celery soup
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • pepper
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped cheddar cheese


  1. Sauté the onion lightly in hot fat.
  2. Gradually stir in the soup and the milk.
  3. Fold in the tuna, season to taste, and add half the cheese.
  4. Mix the macaroni and the tuna mixture, put in a greased casserole dish and top with the remaining cheese.
  5. Bake 10-15 minutes in the oven at 350ºF or until the cheese is melted and the casserole bubbly.
Most Helpful

This recipe is so yummy. I added all the cheese in the macaroni because my son doesn't like when it's on top. That way he liked it a lot. Thanks pigtailone :) Made for Name that ingredient tag game

Boomette September 25, 2013

I agree about this being comfort food - it beats out Tuna Helper and was just as easy to make. I added a bunch of broccoli, used cream of celery soup and some extra celery. I reduced the cheese and added some bread crumbs and cooked for another 5 min. My DD who is 3 claimed this scrumptious!

Ceezie March 23, 2011

Good comfort food casserole and I liked the addition of onion. Since you gave a choice, I opted for the cream of celery soup. I did feel that it could use more cheese, but keep in mind that I love lots of cheese. I would also add a small can of drained peas next time, only because we love peas in our tuna casseroles. Made for Spring 2009 Pick A Chef.

LainieBug April 06, 2009