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Easy Tuna Casserole

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This casserole is creamy and delicious, but the best part is definitely the crunchy topping!

Growing up I never thought much of my mother’s tuna casserole. It lay dormant at the back of my mind until I came across this recipe. The topping on this Tuna Casserole Recipe is so crunchy I instantly fell in love with it. This casserole is creamy and delicious, but the best part is definitely the topping!

Easy Tuna Casserole

What Goes Into Tuna Casserole?

To make this creamy and crunchy casserole you will need:

  • Egg noodles
  • Butter
  • Onion
  • Celery
  • Red bell pepper
  • Frozen peas
  • Dried oregano
  • Tuna packed in water
  • Condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • Milk
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Parsley
  • Panko breadcrumbs

Easy Tuna Casserole

How Do I Make The Best Tuna Casserole?

Follow these simple steps for the best tuna casserole:

  1. In a large pot of salted boiling water cook the eggs noodles according to package instructions until al dente. Drain, drizzle with a little olive oil and set aside.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine all topping ingredients and set aside.
  3. In a medium-sized skillet, melt ½ tbsp of butter over medium-high heat and saute the onions, celery, and bell pepper until tender. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Place the sauteed veggies, tuna, peas, oregano, condensed cream of mushroom soup, milk, one cup shredded cheddar cheese, one tablespoon parsley, and cooked noodles in a large bowl and mix with a rubber spatula until well combined.
  5. Spoon the mixture into a casserole dish and sprinkle the topping evenly over the mixture. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Easy Tuna Casserole

How To Make an Extra-Crispy Topping For Tuna Casserole?

The secret is in the breadcrumbs! You have to use Panko breadcrumbs. They are made in such a way that when baked, they turn out super crispy and crunchy. I have found no other type of breadcrumbs that are crunchier.

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Easy Tuna Casserole

Easy Tuna Casserole

This casserole is creamy and delicious, but the best part is definitely the crunchy topping!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 325kcal

Ingredients

For the casserole:

  • 3 cups egg noodles
  • ½ tbsp butter
  • ½ cup onion, chopped
  • ½ cup celery, chopped
  • ½ cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas, defrosted
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1-5.6 oz can tuna packed in water
  • 1-10.5 can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • cup milk
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 tbsp parsley chopped

For the topping:

  • ½ cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese, shedded
  • 1 tbsp parsley, chopped

Instructions

  • In a large pot of salted boiling water cook the eggs noodles according to package instructions until al dente. Drain, drizzle with a little olive oil and set aside.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, combine all topping ingredients and set aside.
  • In a medium-sized skillet, melt ½ tbsp of butter over medium-high heat and saute the onions, celery, and bell pepper until tender. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Place the sauteed veggies, tuna, peas, oregano, condensed cream of mushroom soup, milk, one cup shredded cheddar cheese, one tablespoon parsley, and cooked noodles in a large bowl and mix with a rubber spatula until well combined.
  • Spoon the mixture into a casserole dish and sprinkle the topping evenly over the mixture. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Notes

  1. Drizzle the cooked egg noodles with a little olive oil so they don’t stick to each other.
  2. Make sure all ingredients are well combined so you get a little bit of everything in every bite.

Nutrition

Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 15g

Easy Tuna Casserole

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