Thursday, June 4, 2020

Quarantine Cuisine: Creamy Tuna-Noodle Casserole

Saute the onions for better flavour.
Right now comfort foods hit the spot. What's more comforting than Tuna Noodle Casserole.

I can make it from memory, but decided to check online for some hints. After looking at a few recipes, I decided on Creamy Tuna-Noodle Casserole from Taste of Home. I've found other good recipes at this website, so check it out.

Creamy Tuna-Noodle Casserole


Organizing ingredients helps me cook better.
Tuna-Noodle Casserole:
5 cups uncooked egg noodles
1 cup frozen peas
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 cup fat-free sour cream
2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup 2% milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 5-oz cans light tuna in water
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped green pepper

1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
1 tablespoon butter, melted


I used the noodle pot as my mixing bowl.
I made a few changes to the recipe. Those are denoted with italics.

Preheat oven to 350°.

Cook the noodles according to package directions for al dente, adding peas during the last minute of cooking. Drain. Instead of adding the peas to the boiling water, I thawed and mixed them into the sauce mixture.

In a large bowl, combine soup, sour cream, cheese, milk and salt. Stir in tuna, onion and pepper. Add noodles and peas.

Bake at 350°. I added the potato chip topping after 15 minutes.
Toss to combine. I used the noodle sauce pan instead of a bowl. I like using fewer utensils to make cleanup easier. I omitted the green pepper and sauteed the onion in a little margarine until it was translucent before adding it to the sauce mixture.

Transfer to an 11x7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. In a small bowl, toss bread crumbs with melted butter. Sprinkle over top. Instead of using bread crumbs, I crushed potato chips for the topping.

Bake, uncovered, 25-30 minutes or until bubbly.

Dinner was served in bowls. First course was Caesar salad. When we were finished, I washed the bowls for the second course.

Caesar salad came first.

The second course was the Creamy Tuna-Noodle Casserole. When dinner was over, cleanup was very easy.

The washed bowls then held our comfort food entree.

What have you been making for comfort food? -- Margy


  1. I love tuna casserole and hubby hates it for some reason..he likes tuna so I don't get it. Right now I can barely eat anything though, maybe in a month or so. Yummy!

    1. It was a good choice for us since all of the ingredients were handy in my fridge and cupboard. - Margy

  2. Margy - I laughed out loud from the first moment I read your post title, and I had to read it out loud to hubby. Tuna Noodle Casserole was a mainstay in my childhood household, and so it was something Head Chef had to learn to make! And now he likes it too! The quintessential comfort food!

    1. I could use a Head Chef to help out, but Wayne is a good bottle washer so I can't complain. - Margy

  3. I love tuna noodle casserole, but Murray doesn't, so I cook a big one and freeze portions. Yet he loves tuna sandwiches.

    1. I love having enough leftovers for the freezer. Cooking every night isn't something I usually do. Up at the cabin I fix salads and sides, but Wayne uses the BBQ to cook our entree almost every night. - Margy

  4. Looks good except for the peas---NEVER put peas in tuna casserole--never!! LOL
    My friend and I took the Jet boat tour, a couple of years ago, through the pass almost out to the actual sunset---LOL---It was fun and hardly anyone else on the tour

    1. And I love the peas the best. Uncrowded tours are the best. - Margy

  5. I love the look of this recipe, I've just been searching up tuna pasta recipes so it's good to find this. I'm in love with your pretty bowls too.

    1. There is a link to the full one if you don't want to use my adjustments. For some reason, I always have to change something. - Margy

  6. I wish other family members in my family liked this dish. I find it tasty, but it is hard to make for just one person.


Thanks for stopping by. Comments, questions, and suggestions are always welcome. - Margy