Tuna Noodle Casserole (Favorite Childhood Recipe Series)
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This Tuna Noodle Casserole recipe classic comfort food at its best!
For our Favorite Childhood Recipe series, we asked our Hip2Save Facebook readers to weigh in on their favorite throwback recipes. Spoiler alert: Tuna Noodle Casserole was the most popular response!
This classic dish earned its place in the family recipe hall of fame because it’s super easy to make any night of the week and it requires only inexpensive pantry ingredients.
The result is creamy casserole perfection!
Everyone may have their own version of tuna noodle casserole, but this is the one my family loves. I use egg noodles, cheddar cheese, peas, and crispy onions on top. The sauce is perfectly creamy and the onions add a nice crunch on top, but you could always use breadcrumbs if preferred.
Hip tip: Not a tuna fan? Substitute with canned or leftover shredded chicken.
Tuna Noodle Casserole
yield: 6 SERVINGS
prep time: 15 MINUTES
cook time: 25 MINUTES
total time: 40 MINUTES
Creamy pasta mixed with chunks of tuna, peas, and topped with crunchy fried onions! YUM!
- 6 oz. dried wide noodles
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup
- 2- 5 oz. cans tuna, drained
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 cup frozen peas, defrosted
- 1/2 cup crispy onions
My family loves this retro dish!
I didn’t personally grow up eating too many casseroles as a child, but I came to love them after marrying someone from the Midwest! 🙂 When we were first married, I was looking for simple meal ideas, and my hubby’s mom gave me this easy recipe because it was his favorite. I LOVE a great casserole now, and this is definitely one of our family’s faves! ❤️
Do you own The New Cook Book?
This Tuna Noodle Casserole recipe is loosely based on the one featured in the classic Better Home & Gardens: New Cook Book. If you enjoy cooking classic dishes, or if you’re a beginner cook, I definitely recommend this one!
I bought a version of this cookbook when I got married, and it’s definitely one of my favorite cookbooks to refer to. I use the waffle recipe, the macaroni and cheese recipe, salad dressings, cake and frosting recipes, and more!