Everybody needs a good tuna casserole recipe in her repertoire. Don’t believe us? You’ll change your mind after you see this creamy, cheesy and easy family-friendly dish come together in 30 minutes flat.

Our take on the all-American Tuna Noodle Casserole classic couldn’t be easier. Just combine tuna, cooked noodles, condensed cream of mushroom soup, peas, and a few more pantry staples, stir it all up right in the baking dish, and bake. In under half an hour, dinner is served and ready to feed a crowd.

Tuna Casserole
Prep: 5 Mins | Total: 30 Mins
Serves: 4 to 6
Difficulty: Easy
4 ounces (about 2 cups) Egg noodles, cooked and drained
2 5-ounce cans tuna, drained
1 10-ounce can condensed cream of mushroom soup
½ Cup Sour Cream
1 Cup Milk
1-½ Cups Shredded Cheese, divided
1 Cup Frozen green peas
½ Cup Crushed potato chips (Optional)
¼ Cup Dry breadcrumbs (Optional)
1 Tablespoon Melted Butter (Optional)
Preheat oven to 400°F/200°C. Grease an 8-by-11-inch baking dish. In the baking dish, add the cooked egg noodles, canned tuna, condensed cream of mushroom soup, sour cream, milk, and 1 cup of the shredded cheese. Mix to thoroughly combine. Add the frozen peas and mix to thoroughly combine. Set aside.
Crush the potato chips or mix together the breadcrumbs and melted butter, if using. Sprinkle the top of the casserole with remaining shredded cheese. Top with the crushed potato chips or the breadcrumb mixture, if using.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until hot and bubbling.
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We’ve topped our Tuna Casserole with some crushed potato chips for some extra crunch to balance the creamy. If that doesn’t sound like your taste, swap it out for a mix of melted butter and breadcrumbs, or leave off the crunchy topper altogether.

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Want to make this casserole even more your own, pack in more veggies, or simply experiment with such a classic and basic dish? The sky’s the limit! We’ve seen versions with mushrooms, onions, broccoli, cabbage— even jalapeños and bacon!

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Try yours with your favorite veggies, swap out the egg noodles for other pasta or even “zoodles”, and play around until you find your favorite version.

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Dinner doesn’t get better or easier than a great casserole. After you whip up this Tuna Casserole, try some more of our faves:

Recipe adapted from Campbells.com