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Tuna Noodle Casserole

Tuna Noodle Casserole a cream casserole loaded with egg noodles, tuna, peas, and a mushroom sauce that completes this dish. The perfect answer for when you want a simple dinner.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Tuna noodle casserole, easy tuna hotdish, tuna casserole
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 395kcal
Author: Dawn


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup mushrooms chopped into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup onion chopped finely
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 4 ounces uncooked egg noodles about 2 cups cooked
  • 5 ounce tuna
  • 3/4 cup peas
  • 1 cup crushed potato chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Add the butter, mushrooms, onion, and garlic in a large skillet. Sautee the vegetables until they are tender about 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Add the 1/4 cup of flour and stir in until it is mxed in well
  • Increase the heat to medium-high and gradually add milk and broth stirring constantly. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium-low and continue to cook for about 7 to 8 minutes. The sauce should reduce slightly and thicken. Season with salt and pepper if desired.
  • Remove from the heat once the sauce is thickened add the tuna, egg noodles, and peas.
  • Pour into a 1 1/2 to 2-quart casserole dish, sprinkle the crushed potato chips over the top of the casserole and place it into the preheated oven.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the topping is lightly browned and the sauce is bubbly.


  1. Cook the egg noodles using the direction on the package, cooking them 1 or 2 minutes than stated.
  2. Bake the casserole with uncovered to keep the potato chips crunchy. 
  3. Use butter when making the sauce for a richer flavor.
  4. Freeze leftover when they are completely cooled in an airtight container.
Nutrition information is an estimate and may vary with brands of ingredients used.


Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 31.2g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 21.9g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 412mg | Potassium: 380mg | Fiber: 2.3g | Sugar: 6.6g | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 2mg