By Tara on November 02, 2001
Photo by Pam-I-Am
Photo by Pam-I-Am
"Good and creamy, got it from my bosses wife who got it from her mother-in law."
Serving Size: 1 (334 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"Very good. The cream of celery soup gave a nice flavor. I added the mushrooms and 1/2 t salt. I used more cheese, 1 cup on top. We really liked this. Will make again. Thanks, Tara!"
"I have been jonesing for tuna casserole for awhile now and this hit the spot. Cream of celery soup and mushrooms are a must (though my mom always made it with peas- which is good too). I added the full cup (and a generous one at that) of cheese into the casserole and topped it with crushed cracker crumbs instead (though I like crushed potato chips as well). Really good!!! Thanks for posting this Tara- I will be making this again and again. I wonder how it would taste with chicken? Hmmmm...."
"Yummy, yummy, yummy! I must say I made a "few" changes. I didn't have cr. of celery so I subbed cr. of chicken. I also decreased the mayo to 1/4 c., put more cheddar in, added some softened cream cheese (approx. 4 oz.) and added a can of drained mushrooms. Rich delicious comfort food. Thanks for the inspiration!"
"Wonderful recipe! I decreased the mayo to 1/4 cup and then added 1/4 cup of sour cream. We like the tuna that is packed in foil packages. I was afraid it might be too much tuna in the dish, but will use that amount again. I, too, used more cheddar than called for. Added a couple handfuls of frozen peas along with some sliced mushrooms. We like celery so upped the amount to 3/4 cup. Thanks, Tara, this is a definite keeper."
"The problems that I had with this recipe were probably my fault when I doubled the recipe. The mayo taste was too strong for my family's taste."
"This is a really easy and delicious recipe. I used a couple hands full of peas instead of mushrooms, and extra cheese and we loved it. I wasn't sure what size can of tuna to use so I used 2 of the small cans and it worked out great. Thanks Tara!"
"As far as tuna casserole goes, it doesn't get much better than this. I use the entire package of no yolk noodles because it fits nicely into a 9x12 pan and saute the onions and celery until tender before adding to the mixture. I drain 2 cans of italian tuna and use the entire can of evaporated milk (fat free) I also add more cheddar cheese than stated. You do need to be careful with this recipe, because it can turn out dry after baking (Remember this when using the whole pkg of noodles). That's why I add a little more moisture beforehand. Wonderfully easy and delish! Thank you Tara!"
"This is very tasty casserole. I added some nonya spice but that's the only change I made. One of the best tuna casseroles I've tried, definitely. Only thing I would add is some crispy breadcrumbs or crackers crumbs on top."
"I topped this with "French Fried Onion's". Very good tuna casserole. Easy to make and adapt."
"Oh, this casserole was AWESOME!!! I used a 4 oz. can of drained mushrooms, and also added about 1/2 of a 16 oz. bag of frozen green peas, thawed. I also added a dash of garlic powder. This will definitely go into my list of faves!!! Plus it is EASY!!! Thank you:) ~Manda"
"Very nice flavors. I used cream of mushroom soup and almost 8 ounces of fresh mushrooms. I also added about one cup of frozen corn with red and green peppers. I will make this again! Thank you for the recipe. :)"
"When I told my husband that we were having tuna casserole, the expression on his face was less than cheerful...but he LOVED this recipe and even shared it with a co-worker! I added 1 cup of sharp cheddar on the top for a cheesier topping. Yummy."
"Excellent and simple to make. I am on a Zaar recipe roll, everything I have made and reviewed in the last while has been a winner !! Sure beats the boxed stuff. I added a 1/2 cup peas and 1/2 cup x-tra cheese,low fat cream of mushroom soup & curly pasta. So yummy, have had two helpings and still want more but I should not be a glutton...........Husband loved it !!! Another recipe that makes for great lunch or dinner leftovers for two people. Double or triple for larger crowds. Going to make again for a potluck family dinner next week before Easter dinner!! Thanx for a gem of a recipe."
"We really enjoyed this recipe. Will definately be making it again. Thanks so much."
"This is one of the better tasting tuna casseroles I have ever had... especially with the modifications. I chopped the celery and onion and sauted it in a pan w/ a little olive oil until barely tender. I added a small can of portabellas (though I think fresh would be even better.) I also added a cup of frozen peas that I thawed on high for 2 minutes in the microwave. I then added the tuna and soup. I reduced the mayo to 1/4 cup and added in 1/4 cup of sour cream. I also added 4oz of cream cheese and a few American cheese slices. I stirred in about 4-5 oz of sharp cheddar and then added the black pepper and a little garlic pwdr and garlic salt. I then stirred in the pasta and transferred it to the casserole dish. I topped it with the remaining 3-4 oz of shredded cheddar cheese and french fried onions. My kids all loved it and said to save the recipe so I can make it again! Thanks Tara and to everyone else for their suggestions, which encouraged my modifications! :)"
"This is a good meal. I used what I had on hand, so it ended up with a can of cream of mushroom soup, a few mushrooms, handful of spinach, 3/4 cup chopped celery, mozza cheese, topped it with whole wheat bread crumbs, whole wheat pasta shells and used salmon instead of tuna. I'll definately be using this again! Thanks for posting."
"Try adding some peas and a can of Cream of Mushroom soup..Also throw some salt in there."
"Wonderful casserole. I followed the recipe exactly, except for using 2% milk and reduced fat mayo. I tried making a tuna casserole before, and everyone hated it - this one they loved! DD came home later from work and left a note on the leftovers "save this for me!" I'll make this again!"
"Yep, definitely a five star comfort casserole. I omitted the optional mushies, used milk instead of the evaporated milk, pulled back on the cheese a little and increased the tuna by half. Added some frozen mixed veggies. Topped with a couple of handfuls of breadcrumbs and a little cheese. YUM. Everyone said it was tops."
"Well being reviewer 333 I had to give this one a try and see what all the talk is about. I know now - I've always enjoyed tuna cassroles occasionally and remember them from my Mom so they bring back a lot of memories. This one is full of creamy goodness and flavors that all blend so well together. I followed the directions except had leave out the onions as found out DH had used the last of them, but did add Onion Poweder. Wonderful, creamy, cheesy and so easy to put together. I made it in the afternoon of a busy day and then just popped it in the oven before DH got home so a warm, comforting dinner was ready when he walked in the door. Thanks for posting and you deserve all the glowing reviews."