4.75 from 4 votes
Easy Tuna Noodle Casserole - The Ultimate Comfort Food.
Easy Tuna Noodle Casserole
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 

Easy Tuna Noodle Casserole is my ultimate comfort food. It's full of cheesy goodness, and topped with a crunchy bread crumb topping.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 394 kcal
Author: Chula King
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups (5 ounces) uncooked medium egg noodles
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter divided
  • 10 1/2 ounce can cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 4 ounces Velveeta Cheese
  • 5 ounce can tuna packed in water, drained well
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese (I use Extra Sharp, but the choice is your's)
  • 3 Tablespoons dried breadcrumbs
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Cook noodles in boiling salted water to firm stage, according to package directions. Drain well; set aside.
  3. In a heavy saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Sauté onions and celery until tender, about 6 minutes. Add soup and Velveeta cheese; cook over medium heat until the cheese is melted, stirring occasionally. Add drained tuna; stir well to combine. Add cooked noodles; stir well to ensure that noodles are well coated.
  4. Transfer to a greased 2-quart oven proof casserole dish. Top with shredded cheddar cheese and bread crumbs. Dot with remaining tablespoon of butter.
  5. Bake uncovered at 350° F for 25 to 30 minutes, or until bubbly and golden brown.
  6. Yield: 4 servings.
Chula's Expert Tips

Variations: Substitute leftover turkey for the tuna and/or add 1 cup of frozen peas to the soup and Velveeta cheese. Proceed as above.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Tuna Noodle Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 394 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 13g65%
Cholesterol 85mg28%
Sodium 1266mg53%
Potassium 387mg11%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 830IU17%
Vitamin C 1.9mg2%
Calcium 355mg36%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.