Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a recipe that my mother made for years as I was growing up. It's a great comfort food recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 12 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1 can condensed cream of celery soup
  • 1 14 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons diced pimentos (optional)
  • 1 (8 ounce) box small shell pasta, cooked for 6 minutes and drained
  • 1 (7 ounce) can tuna, drained and flaked
  • 12 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 small onion, chopped


  1. In large suacepan, saute celery and onion in butter over medium heat for about 3 minutes.
  2. Stir in soup, milk, and pimento until blended.
  3. In 2 quart casserole toss the pasta and the tuna; mix well.
  4. Pour the sauce over the pasta.
  5. Mix together bread crumbs and melted butter; sprinkle over pasta.
  6. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20-30 minutes.
Most Helpful

This was very yummy, everyone enjoyed this in my house. I have made tuna casserole before but with peas, but there are people in my family who hate peas, so thought I would give this a try. The ingredients are normal cuboard. The only thing is that you did not list onion in your ingredients required. I used 1 small onion and diced it. I will make this again. Thank you Faith77

Faith77 January 24, 2003

This is a very good recipe. I omitted the celery and i used cream of mushroom soup instead of cream of celery. It was a little bland, but with some salt it tasted really good. Instead of shell noodles I used spirals and it turned out fine.

CookinStuff August 10, 2011

I thought it was a bit bland so I threw in some cheddar and it was great! Also used rockfish instead of tuna.

JCK September 26, 2009