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Family Tuna Casserole

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tuna casserole with cheese

Tuna Casserole With Cheese

Photo: Diana Rattray
This flavorful tuna casserole is a family-pleaser you'll make again and again. Serve this casserole with a tossed salad for a perfect meal any day of the week.

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 1 can (about 7 to 8 ounces) tuna, drained
  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped green bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt or seasoned salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • buttered soft bread crumbs


Cook macaroni in boiling water according to package directions until tender, drain and rinse.

Melt butter in a large saucepan or Dutch oven; add chopped onions and bell pepper and sauté over low heat for about 3 to 4 minutes, until tender. Add flour, salt and pepper; cook, stirring, until smooth and bubbly. Add milk and mushroom soup and stir over low heat until smooth and thickened. Add cooked drained macaroni, flaked tuna, peas, and about half of the cheese to sauce mixture, stirring constantly. Pour the mixture into 2-quart buttered casserole; top with remaining cheese then buttered bread crumbs. Bake at 350° for 30 to 40 minutes, or until nicely browned.

Tuna casserole serves 4 to 6.

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 5 out of 5
Family Tuna Casserole, Member pjsweety

This turned out to be so delicious. My husband and son loved it! Two changes I made, I used Daiya dairy free pepperjack style shredded cheese and brown rice noodles. I used about 1 1/2 cups of the cheese. I also broiled the casserole at the end of 30 minutes to brown the top. Yummmy! I will be making this again.

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