When it comes to traditional dishes that everyone knows tuna noodle casserole is always at the top of the list. This casserole is a great way to make use of the canned tuna you have in your pantry. I love to buy a couple of cans of tuna when I am in the grocery store to add to our stock. We use it for things like tuna casserole, tuna cakes, and even to add flavor and protein to cheap macaroni and cheese.
This creamy tuna noodle casserole is delicious and easy to toss together using items you already have in your kitchen. Its creamy decidence makes for a great winter comfort food and running the oven to make it can help to heat your home.
What you need
- 1 package of noodles
- 2 cans (about 10 oz each) tuna, drained
- 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
- 1 can (10.5 oz) cream of mushroom soup
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 cup choice of shredded cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
How to make a quick and easy creamy tuna noodle casserole
Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
Cook the noodles according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the cream of mushroom soup and milk. Stir until well combined.
Add shredded cheese to the soup mixture and stir until the cheese is melted.
Season the sauce with salt and pepper to taste.
In the same mixing bowl, add the drained tuna, thawed peas, and cooked egg noodles. Gently fold the ingredients together until everything is evenly coated with the creamy sauce.
Transfer the tuna and noodle mixture to a greased baking dish, spreading it out evenly.
Sprinkle the breadcrumb mixture evenly over the casserole.
Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the casserole is bubbly, and the top is golden brown.
In the realm of culinary traditions, the Creamy Tuna Noodle Casserole holds a special place. This simple yet flavorful rendition, enhanced by the addition of cream of mushroom soup, brings an extra layer of richness to an already beloved dish. So, the next time you’re yearning for a taste of home, gather these uncomplicated ingredients and let the aroma of nostalgia fill your kitchen. Simple, satisfying, and undeniably delicious—this casserole is a testament to the beauty of straightforward home cooking.