Tuna Noodle Casserole - No Canned Soup!

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is a delicious, creamy alternative to those recipes that have canned, processed soup in them!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook noodles as directed, then drain.
  3. Return noodles to the cooking pot with well-drained tuna, frozen peas (I place them in a bowl of water then drain them to thaw some), sour cream, ricotta, salt, and pepper.
  4. Pour into ungreased 2-quart casserole dish.
  5. Mix bread crumbs, parmesan and melted butter; sprinkle over casserole.
  6. Bake uncovered 35-40 minutes.


Most Helpful

This is a very basic, versatile recipe that was fun to add things to that I had on hand. Instead of: milk I used half and half, breadcrumbs I used potato chips, peas I used chopped parsley - chopped green onions - chopped red & green peppers (about 3 tablespoons each), Parmesan I used Asiago (and I doubled the amount). I also added 4 cloves of chopped garlic, 1 teaspoon Worcestershire and 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard. It was delicious, fresh, creamy, cheesy and the potato chips on top were a hat tip to my childhood favorites. This is a keeper...NO canned soup!!

trasarra December 31, 2012

I thought this was much better than the canned soup version of tuna casserole. I used half and half rather than milk (just because I had some to use up) and that made for a very creamy, tasty sauce. I added some garlic powder and onion just for a little extra flavor.

iris5555 April 08, 2009

I totally disagree with the review that says this is bland-this was the BEST tuna noodle casserole I've ever had-even my husband ate it! I did add some garlic powder and red pepper flakes but we loved it! Thanks for the posting!

jleb1057 April 26, 2008

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