What could be more comforting than a Tuna Noodle Casserole? It’s a creamy casserole with tuna, peas, and noodles. Topped with cheese and French fried onions.
If you love a good casserole, also try my noodles romanoff recipe.
When I first was married I had no idea that people made homemade tuna noodle casserole, we only had tuna helper! I discovered this recipe on the internet years ago and haven’t made much tuna helper since. I can not find the original recipe anymore online, so I put together what I can remember here. I LOVE the French fried onions on this, you can leave them out or put them on just part of it if part of your family does not like.
This recipe starts with a bag of egg noodles, cream of mushroom soup, tuna, sour cream, onion powder, pepper and peas. Then I top it with peas.
After that bakes for 25 minutes I add French fried onions. Then bake for 10 minutes more.
My entire family loves this though my husband says too many peas and my I have to scoop it up for my daughter without the onions. It’s a real winner and we love the leftovers the next day. I hope you give this a try.
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Tuna Noodle Casserole
- 12 oz. egg noodles
- 21.5 oz. cream of mushroom soup, do not add water (2 cans)
- 10 oz. tuna in water, drained very well (2 small cans)
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/4 tsp. onion powder
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 1.5 cups medium cheddar cheese
- 6 oz. french fried onions (don’t add until the last 10 minutes)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Start a large pot of water on the stove top over medium high heat. Cook the noodles according to package directions and do not let them cook any further, have the next steps ingredients ready.
- Drain the noodles and put them back in the pan. Add the tuna, cream of mushroom soup, sour cream, onion powder, pepper and peas. Stir.
- Spray a 9×13 pan with non-stick spray. Pour the noodle mixture into the pan and spread out. Sprinkle over the cheese. (Wait to add the French fried onions)
- Place the casserole uncovered into the oven on the center rack. Cook for 25 minutes. Remove casserole from oven and sprinkle over the French fried onions. Place the casserole back in the oven and cook for 10 minutes more.
- Serve and enjoy.
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Steve in Warren, MI says
Hello, so anyways, I made this tonite for our meat-less Lentin Friday thing, and what nostalgic memories!! Reminded me of our school cafeteria stuff, back maybe 1968 or so? Loved it! Our lunch old ladies (that’s what we called them, lol) would also add finely diced celery.. I’ll do that next time for sure..
You referred to Noodles Romanof, that’s also in my saved thing.. thanks much! Peace out! Lol..
Nancy Brown says
you left out when to add tuna ??
Sarah Olson says
I apologize. Add it with the soup and other ingredients. I fixed it.
Can this be done with canned chicken?
Sarah Olson says
I don’t see why not!
My go-to recipe for tuna noodle casserole! Easy and delicious!!!
Loli Fowler says
I’ve been looking for a tuna noodle casserole like I remember back in the day. This is the one! Thanks.