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Tuna Casserole

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Tuna Casserole
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 6

Cheesy, creamy and finished off with a surprising potato chip topping, this easy tuna casserole recipe checks all the boxes for a family-friendly dinner any night of the week. MORE+ LESS-

Updated June 12, 2019

Ingredients

1
(7-oz.) pkg. (1 1/2 cups) uncooked elbow macaroni
1
cup milk
4
oz. (1 cup) shredded Cheddar cheese
1
(10 3/4-oz.) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1
(5-oz.) can tuna, drained, flaked
1
(4-oz.) can mushroom pieces and stems, drained
1
(2-oz.) jar chopped pimientos
2
teaspoons instant minced onion
1/2
teaspoon dry mustard
1/2
cup crushed potato chips

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 2-quart casserole. In large saucepan or Dutch oven, cook macaroni to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; return to saucepan.
  • 2
    Add all remaining ingredients except potato chips; stir to combine. Pour mixture into greased casserole. Sprinkle with potato chips.
  • 3
    Bake at 350°F. for 25 to 35 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Expert Tips

  • Serve tuna casserole with steamed veggies or fresh greens on the side.
  • For extra cheese flavor, use cheese-flavored potato chips for the topping.
  • Use sharp or mild shredded Cheddar cheese in this recipe, or a Cheddar cheese blend for flavor variation.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 1/4 Cups
Calories
340
Calories from Fat
120
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
20%
Saturated Fat
6g
28%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Sodium
800mg
33%
Potassium
280mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
38g
13%
Dietary Fiber
2g
11%
Sugars
4g
Protein
18g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • There’s more to a can of tuna than meets the eye. While most people probably think of it as a last-minute, last-ditch effort to get something on the table, it can actually be turned into a flavorful, versatile meal. Enter Tuna Casserole—a classic American dish that’s as easy on the taste buds as it is on the wallet: you get more for your money, plus you almost never have to worry about it going bad. Weighing in at just about a dollar for five ounces, canned tuna can last in the pantry for up to five years! This creamy recipe topped with crunchy potato chips is our all-time favorite, but with a protein as versatile as tuna, you really can’t go wrong! We’ve got every twist on tuna you could ever want, all in one place.

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