Tuna casserole is one of the easiest recipes to make and is perfect on a cold winter day. Egg noodles and tuna happen to be two of my son’s favorite foods but he usually does not like his food all mixed together. This time when I made this particular recipe, I kept it simple and didn’t add any vegetables. Some add mushrooms, peas or broccoli but I wasn’t going to push my luck. I kept it simple with noodles, tuna and cheese.
For those of you who have kids that don’t like their food touching, you know what I mean!
I personally love the idea of doctoring this recipe up with vegetables so next time, I am going to try it. Maybe my little man will decide to try it.
Easy Tuna Casserole Recipe
- 1 bag egg noodles 8 ounce
- 5-6 cans of albacore tuna in water drained and in chunks
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 tbsp butter
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 375
- Cook egg noodles as directed on bag (I only cooked for 8 minutes as they cook more in the oven too)
- Drain egg noodle and add to large bowl
- Add butter and stir in mushroom soup
- Add drained / chunky pieces of tuna and stir
- Add mixture to oven safe dish (I used 6x8 baking dish)
- Sprinkle shredded cheddar across the top of mixuure
- Bake 20 minutes until cheese is light brown and/or bubbling on sides
Pretty simple right? This is a perfect meal for during the week and if you double the recipe, you will definitely have leftovers.
A couple weeks ago while shopping in HomeGoods, I came across a few baking dishes that were oven safe, dishwasher safe, microwave and freezer safe and decided I needed them! -ha. This white baking dish is my favorite as it’s perfect for casseroles, pretty and versatile. I love baking dishes that I can mix everything in, bake it and then store it in the fridge or freezer. So much less to wash!
You may also like our 30 minute Shepherd’s Pie Recipe for during the week as well. It’s ridiculously easy and tastes delicious.
One thing that I love about this tuna casserole recipe is that you can make a large pan of it and have plenty for leftovers. My son actually loved this recipe, even though everything was mixed together. Hopefully this is a sign that he is growing out of the need for all the food to be separate and not touching each other! He isn’t a picky eater but for some reason, that bothers him. Looking for more quick easy recipes? Check out our Food page.