Tuna Noodle Casserole (Favorite Childhood Recipe Series)
Love nostalgic Tuna Noodle Casserole?
For this series, we asked Hip2Save Facebook readers to weigh in on their favorite childhood recipes. Spoiler alert: Tuna Noodle Casserole was the most popular response!
The good news is, this classic dish is super easy to make any night of the week and requires inexpensive pantry ingredients.
The result is creamy casserole perfection!
Everyone may have their own version of tuna noodle casserole. This is the one my family loves featuring egg noodles, cheddar cheese, peas, and crispy onions on top. The pasta is perfectly creamy, and the onions add the perfect 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!
So personally I did not 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 easy meal ideas, and my hubby’s mom gave me this easy recipe as it was his favorite. I LOVE a great casserole now, and this is definitely one of our favs! ❤️
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: The New Book. If you enjoy cooking classic dishes, or are a beginner cook, I definitely recommend this one! I bought a version when I got married and it’s definitely one of my favorite cookbooks to refer to. I use the waffle recipe, mac and cheese recipe, salad dressings, cake and frosting recipes, and more!