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Tuna Noodle Casserole – Easy and Quick!

Weeknight dinner doesn’t get much easier than throwing together an easy tuna noodle casserole. This quick and classic recipe is so tasty and easy to customize.

Having dinner together as a family is a big deal to me. We only get a few years together and they seem to be going faster each year.

Like most parents, I don’t have tons of time to cook dinner, but I do what I can.

Classic meals from my childhood like my mom’s classic lasagna with cottage cheese often make an appearance on my own dinner table, as is the case with this yummy tuna noodle casserole.

Tuna Noodle Casserole in Dish

Tuna Casserole Ingredients

The thing I love about tuna noodle casserole is how versatile it is. This is a really simple recipe but you could add cheese, different vegetables or even use chicken instead of tuna.

This would be soooo good with rotisserie chicken! So I’m just saying. Feel free to get creative.

For this one, I used two kinds of mushroom soup, tuna, noodles, milk, peas, butter and breadcrumbs.

Using canned tuna is such a timesaver. You can also make tuna cakes with it for another easy meal.

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Tuna Casserole Ingredients

How to Make Tuna Noodle Casserole

This really couldn’t be easier.

You’ll want to cook the noodles first and preheat the oven. Then, mix everything together except the butter and breadcrumbs. 

Throw it in a casserole dish and you’re almost there!

After it bakes for about 20 minutes, sprinkle the breadcrumb mixture on top and brown it in the oven for a few more minutes.

Easy Tuna Noodle Casserole Recipe (1)

Serve and enjoy!

tuna casserole on plate with a fork

Can You Freeze Tuna Casserole?

Yes! Tuna noodle casserole is a great meal to make ahead or freeze for later.

I like to make extra and freeze it for another day or use the leftovers for weekday lunches.

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Tuna Noodle Casserole – Easy and Quick!

Andrea Updyke
Tuna noodle casserole just like grandma used to make! This is such a classic and easy recipe for a quick weeknight meal. My whole family loves it!
4.59 from 43 votes

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 284 kcal


  • 2 Large Cans Tuna 9oz each
  • 1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup with Garlic
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 2 Cups Frozen Peas
  • 4 Cups Egg Noodles
  • 4 Tbsp Bread Crumbs
  • 2 Tbsp Melted Butter


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Boil egg noodles for about 10 minutes
  • Mix together cooked noodles, drained tuna, soup, milk and peas
  • Bake for 20 minutes
  • Melt butter and add to bread crumbs
  • Top casserole with crumb mixture and brown in the oven for another 5 minutes
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


Substitute broccoli or another veggie for peas or switch the tuna for chicken to change it up! Adding cheese to the top is also quite tasty!


Serving: 1gCalories: 284kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 14gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 635mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3g

Nutrition information is estimated. For the most accurate info, always doublecheck with your ingredients.

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Wanda Johnson-Wright

Friday 30th of September 2022

I don't like tuna, "BUT" this was good. I made it mostly for my husband and also to see if I'd eat any of it, well I did, to my surprise. So I thank you and will continue to follow you.


Tuesday 19th of July 2022

.Because I have some family members who are not big tuna fans, I substituted canned chicken breast along with a can of cream of chicken soup and the can of cream of mushroom soup! I used Panko breadcrumbs as well. Fantastic!

Andrea Updyke

Wednesday 3rd of August 2022

Sounds delicious! So glad you enjoyed it.


Wednesday 9th of March 2022

I used Cremini and shiitake mushroom soup and I just crushed up garlic and put it in and it came out great and the breadcrumbs are really good if you use the seasoned Panko breadcrumbs


Saturday 23rd of January 2021

This is such a perfect dinner any night of the week! It quickly became a favorite at my house!


Saturday 23rd of January 2021

This is such a perfect dinner any night of the week! It quickly became a favorite at my house!

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