I’m a big fan of tuna, and I often find myself making Tuna Casserole. It’s super easy, requires only eight ingredients, and is absolutely delicious!
A Classic Dinner Recipe That The Entire Family Will Love.
Tuna Casserole is a classic that never goes out of style. When I was a kid, we had tuna dishes regularly, and it was always a favorite of mine. Even when I wasn’t particularly fond of fish, tuna had a special place in my heart.
This recipe is the exact recipe I grew up with, and I’m sure you’re going to enjoy it too. Now, let’s dive right in and start cooking! 🐟🍲🧀
To Make This Tuna Casserole, You Will Need:
Tuna: I recommend a good-quality brand of oil-packed canned tuna for this casserole. (Water-packed canned tuna will also do, but it will be less flavorful.)
Rotini: I always grew up eating Tuna Casserole made with rotini pasta, which tastes delicious here. But you’re welcome to sub in any other kind of whole wheat, legume, or gluten-free pasta that you prefer.
Veggies: I use frozen peas sautéed in butter (or you can use olive oil if you prefer.)
Cheddar cheese: I love making this casserole with a good sharp white cheddar cheese, but see suggestions below if you would like to swap in a different kind of cheese.
Panko: Crispy panko breadcrumbs will serve as a simple topping for this casserole, which you can toast until golden either on the stovetop in a sauté pan or in the oven on a sheet pan.
Soup: One can of cream of mushroom soup adds creaminess and tons of flavor.
Butter: Mix the bread crumbs with melted butter for a flavorful and rich topping.
How To Make The Best Tuna Casserole?
Stir the noodles, soup, tuna, peas, and milk together in a casserole dish.
Bake the noodle mixture until hot.
Make the topping and sprinkle it over the casserole.
Continue baking until the bread crumbs are golden brown and crispy.
Estimate Nutritional Information:
Serving: 1 serving
Calories: 344kcal | Total Fat: 15g | Sodium: 778mg | Carbohydrates: 32g | Dietary Fiber: 2.8g | Sugar: 1.8g | Protein: 20g | Vitamin D: 1mcg | Calcium: 190mg | Iron 1.5mg | Potassium 293.9mg
Recipe Notes And Helpful Tips:
Use quality tuna: Opt for high-quality canned tuna, preferably packed in water. It ensures better flavor and texture for your casserole.
Drain tuna well: Make sure to drain the canned tuna thoroughly to prevent excess moisture in the casserole.
Creamy base: A combination of cream of mushroom soup and mayonnaise is commonly used to create a creamy base. Adjust the amount of mayonnaise to your desired creaminess.
Seasoning: Season the casserole with salt, pepper, and any additional herbs or spices you prefer, such as garlic powder or paprika.
Frequently Asked Questions (FQAs):
1. Can I Use Fresh Tuna Instead Of Canned Tuna?
While canned tuna is the traditional choice for Tuna Casserole, you can use fresh tuna. Simply cook and flake the fresh tuna before adding it to the casserole.
2. How Do I Prevent The Casserole From Becoming Too Dry?
To avoid a dry casserole, ensure you don’t overbake it. Covering the casserole with foil during baking can help retain moisture.
3. Can I Make Tuna Casserole In Advance?
Yes, you can assemble the casserole in advance and refrigerate it. When ready to bake, allow it to come to room temperature and then bake as directed.
4. What Are Some Suitable Side Dishes To Serve With Tuna Casserole?
Tuna Casserole pairs well with side dishes like a simple green salad, steamed vegetables, or garlic bread.
5. Can I Freeze Tuna Casserole?
Yes, you can freeze Tuna Casserole before or after baking. Ensure it’s tightly wrapped to prevent freezer burn.
6. How Can I Add A Different Flavor Twist To The Casserole?
You can experiment with different ingredients like adding grated cheese, using a different type of soup, or incorporating fresh herbs for a unique flavor profile.
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- 1 cups hot cooked rotini
- 1 can Campbell's® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup (regular or 25% Lower Sodium)
- 1 can tuna, drained
- 1 cups frozen peas
- ½ cup milk
- 2 tbsp dry bread crumbs
- 2 tbsp butter, melted
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Step 2: Stir cooked noodles, condensed soup, tuna, peas, and milk in a 3-quart casserole. Season with salt and pepper.
Step 3: Bake in the preheated oven until hot, about 30 minutes; stir well.
Step 4: Mix bread crumbs with melted butter in a bowl; sprinkle over tuna casserole and continue to bake until bread crumbs are golden brown and crispy, 5 minutes more.