Tuna Casserole

Recipe: Tuna Casserole

Tuna Casserole

A winter-warming, customizable family favorite straight out of the 20th century!

Serves: 6 • Prep time: Cook time: Difficulty: Easy

Choose-a-Partner Tuna Casserole

  • 2 cans (7 oz each) tuna in water, drained
  • * pasta or rice ingredient, cooked according to package (see below)
  • * frozen vegetable, thawed (see below)
  • * sauce (see below)
  • * optional extras (see below)

In a large bowl, mix tuna, cooked pasta or rice, thawed frozen vegetable and sauce. Add one or more extra ingredients, if desired. Turn into a greased 2-quart casserole dish, cover. Bake at 350°F for 50 to 60 minutes.

Choose a pasta or rice

  • 2 cups (uncooked) elbow macaroni
  • 4 cups (uncooked) broad egg noodles
  • 4 cups (uncooked) large macaroni shells
  • 3 cups (uncooked) medium macaroni shells
  • 4 cups (uncooked) bow ties
  • 1 cup (uncooked) regular rice

Choose a frozen vegetable

  • 9 oz package frozen green beans
  • 10 oz package frozen chopped spinach
  • 10 oz package frozen chopped broccoli
  • 10 oz package frozen green peas
  • 10 oz package frozen mixed vegetables

Choose a sauce

  • 10 oz can condensed cream of mushroom soup + 1 cup milk
  • 10 oz can condensed cream of celery soup + 1¼ cups milk
  • 10 oz can condensed cream of chicken soup + 1¼ cups milk
  • 10 oz can condensed cream of asparagus soup + 1¼ cups milk
  • 10 oz can condensed Cheddar cheese soup + 1¼ cups milk
  • 16 oz can seasoned stewed tomatoes

Choose one or more extras, if desired

  • 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 3 oz can sliced mushrooms, drained
  • ¼ cup sliced ripe olives
  • ¼ cup chopped green pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • ¼ cup chopped celery

Sample combinations

Tuna and Noodle Casserole Florentine — Use broad noodles, chopped spinach, mushroom soup, and Swiss cheese.
Tuna, Broccoli and Macaroni Casserole — Use elbow macaroni, chopped broccoli, cheese soup and chopped celery.
Tuna, Green Beans and Rice Casserole — Use rice, green beans, stewed tomatoes and Parmesan cheese.

Our traditional family favorite — Use broad noodles, green peas, mushroom soup, a 6 oz can of pitted black olives, drained, and ¼ cup grated Cheddar cheese, half mixed in, half sprinkled on top.