By Bread 'n Butter on December 07, 2006
Photo by Bonnie G #2
Photo by Bonnie G #2
"This is a recipe my entire family loves! It's requested at least once a week and for Birthday suppers. The recipe came from the mother of one of my childhood friends, who made some of the best food. If I'm making a double batch, I make it with cream of chicken and celery soups together."
Serving Size: 1 (162 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"Made this casserole for supper tonight with a few twists. Added a can of drained peas to casserole and added 2 cups of crushed potato chips mixed with a cup of cheddar cheese to the top for the last 20 minutes of bake time. Excellent! We all loved it. Saved to my recipe box."
"Oh my goodness. This is the best tuna and noodles I have ever had. I have always just "dumped" ingredients into my casserole. But following this recipe made it wonderful. I think the mayo makes a world of difference. Its rich and creamy. We will use your recipe often, cheap and easy to throw together. Thank you for sharing this yummy dish with us."
"Great recipe! A double recipe is perfect for a 9 x 13 pan. I sauteed the onion and celery a bit before adding it, and used the monterey jack/colby shredded cheese blend. For noodles, I used the Pennsylvania Dutch thin kluski egg noodles. Don't be afraid to substitute low-fat ingredients -- I used low-fat mayo, skim milk and low-fat cheese, and it still tastes delicious. Thanks for the great recipe!"
"How much dry noodles needed to make 6 oz of cooked noodles? I shouldn't have to do research in order to finish following a recipe. As it was, I cooked up 2 cups of dry noodles but could have used more. Taste is very good and it was easy to put together."
"I just made this for the second time. Followed the directions the first time (except didn't have any celery) and the whole family raved about it. Wonderful. It's in the oven now and I made a few changes. Add a can of drained peas and a can of drained sliced black olives. Still don't have any celery to add for the needed crunch. I think I'm going to crunch up a handful of potato chips for the last 5 minutes of baking. The whole family keeps asking how much longer until dinner?"
"This will be my new go to tuna casserole. It was delicious. I think the cream of chicken adds a zip that I never thought of before. I didn't have celery, so I just threw in chopped mushrooms and frozen peas. I used small sea shells as I didn't have egg noodles. Added mozzarella on top. Delicious you will love this. Thanks for the recipe!"
"I've made a lot of tuna casseroles and have to say this is the best. So simple but such a nice creamy flavor. I added a can of cream of celery and topped with the cheddar cheese. What a great and quick recipe when you need something fast."
"My husband said it was one of the best meals I have ever made!"
"Nothing else to say except it is the best tuna noodle casserole ever! Didn't have celery but had cream of celery soup and it worked just fine. Next time I will have fresh celery. Wow! And I am the original lover of this dish. Tastes like my mama made but didn't know what she put in hers, now I know."
"Very very good! I did exactly what the recipe states, only added more cheese on top right before setting my baking dish in the oven. The flavor was excellent!!! Will be making this again for sure! Thanks for posting!"
"This is truly delicious. I used the basic recipe as a guide, omitting the celery ( because I hate it EXCEPT in cold salads like tuna, chicken & shrimp etc). I made it super easy using frozen chopped onion and quickly roasted some mushrooms with butter & sherry. Sherry was my secret ingredient adding it liberally in the casserole mix too. <br/>I made a huge batch, intending to freeze some for later. Needless to say, my husband polished off the casserole, as well as defrosting and eating the entire frozen one too! This all occurred within 24 hours people!<br/>So many tuna noodle casseroles can be dry, the mayonnaise & milk made this one delicious and super moist. Do not omit it. I used seasoned panko and French's crispy onions for the topping- CRAZY GOOD!!!!!<br/>Don't forget frozen peas too.<br/>This is a keeper."
"Great casserole! Followed suggestions for peas in casserole, and potato chips and cheese sprinkled on top. Also buttered my casserole dish and added butter on top. My family said this is a keeper."
"This really is quite tasty. As other mentioned, the addition of some (frozen) peas is a must. I added about 3/4 cup - also upped the cheese to about 1/2 cup packed. I'll try the Panko on top next time - the top just seems to be missing that. Lastly, I think I'll bake it a bit longer - covered in foil for the initial 40 mins, then uncover & brown the top .. Reason is that it just is not very HOT ... not sure if the addition of the frozen peas caused that. Definitely a keeper though."
"First of all, I have to say I have never cared for Tuna Noodle Casserole but my family does so I went hunting for a better recipe and found it with this meal. It was absolutely delicious!!!! Made the recipe exactly as except I added Panko bread crumbs to the top. This is a keeper!!!!"
"Excellent as is. Added frozen peas & topped with paprika. Another reviewer suggested Old Bay - next time!"
"My mother found this recipe in the newspaper in the early '60's and it's been the family favorite tuna casserole since. The recipe was slightly different - Use cream of celery soup, frozen egg noodles and top with slivered almonds. It also says to combine the soup, milk and cheese and cook until cheese melts (I do this in microwave). You may sprinkle more cheese on top and then add almonds. I have used cream of chicken or mushroom when out of celery soup."
"Best tuna noodle casserole I have ever had. I will make this again for sure"
"Crazy, crazy good!!!!! I made this in a small casserole dish, added some cayenne pepper instead of reg. pepper, 'cuz I like this spicy & added shredded cheddar cheese on top......and I ate the entire thing! I couldn't stop. And then I made it again the next day! I hate 1/2 of that, & then had it as leftover the following day. Heated it uop in a skillet, & I have to say: It was better the next day! Love this recipe!"
"Perfect! I added some Old Bay seasoning which was tasty!"
"I've tried tuna casserole recipes where they turn out somewhat dry and nothing to remember. This was SOOO good. So creamy and tasty. Made it exactly as the recipe directed. For user Okra who felt they needed to research 6 oz cooked pasta, it means 6 oz of dry pasta cooked...The only thing I added was a light sprinkling of cheddar cheese and mozzarella on top. My boyfriend was amazed from the very first bite and I was too. Will DEFINITELY be making this again. This made it into the book of the best recipes in our kitchen! Thank you!!"