Creamy Tuna Noodle Casserole


Tuna casserole is a bit of a North American classic comfort food where every family has their own unique take on it! Not my family though, my mom hasn’t made a tuna noodle casserole in her life, giving to the fact that neither of my parents even eat tuna (she did try to torture us with salmon loaf though, bleh!) So this dish was one I didn’t try until adulthood but quickly found my favourite way of making it!

This Creamy Tuna Noodle Casserole recipe is an awesome, cheesy version with not a pea in site! It does however have sauteed mushrooms and onions, crunchy celery and corn. 


creamy tuna noodle casserole


Creamy Tuna Noodle Casserole

Yield: 6

Creamy Tuna Noodle Casserole

Creamy Tuna Noodle Casserole
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 1 package egg noodles
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 cans sliced mushrooms
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 can corn
  • 2 cans flaked tuna, drained
  • 2 cans condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 cup crushed plain potato chips


Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta for about 10 min or until al dente; drain and set aside.

In same pot, saute mushrooms, onion, pepper and garlic in butter.

Preheat oven to 425 F

In a large bowl, thoroughly mix noodles, mushrooms, onion, 2 cups of cheese, corn, tuna, soup, and celery.

Transfer to a 9x13 baking dish (or two 8x8 dishes) and top with crushed potato chips and remaining cheese.

Bake for 15 - 20 min or until cheese is bubbly


Creamy Tuna Casserole


This Creamy Tuna Noodle Casserole goes well with a nice crisp garden salad on the side and maybe a warm baguette or these Garlic & Cheese Whole Wheat Biscuits would be a lovely pairing as well.


Creamy Tuna Noodle Casserole

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  1. Looks delicious – love your photos!

  2. Margarita Ibbott (@DownshiftingPRO) says

    I have to admit, you are bringing me back to my childhood. I love tuna casserole. My family does not but maybe, just maybe, I can sneak this recipe by them.

  3. I will have to try making this for the boys. I would leave out the mushrooms, but other then that it looks delicious!

  4. Holy yum…this looks delicious!

  5. YUM!! That looks so delicious!! I think I need to make a GF version! DH over dosed on burnt tuna casserole when he was younger so we tries to avoid it!

  6. I bookmarked this one even before I finished reading it! It looks SO yummy! I’m sure my family would love this one and it looks better than the tuna casserole recipe I have now. I love salmon but…salmon loave..blah! I’m with you on that 🙂

  7. What do you do to the celery stalks before you add them?

  8. Looks delicious. I have been craving tuna lately. Thanks.

  9. I think I’d like that! Eat tuna all the time, but my hubby doesn’t like it.

  10. Jennifer Ann Wilson says

    I think this is like the recipe my Mom used to make when I was little. I can’t wait to give it a try.

  11. Debbie Gay says

    I cook for 5 grown men on a ranch. So, it is “den mom” versus the boys. So, A package of noodles, to me, is a 3 pounder from Costco. When you say a package of noodles, how many ounce package is that? Kind of a dumb question. But, a legitimate one for me…as everything I buy is in bulk. Thanks.

  12. Doris Calvert says

    This looks so good, I never had tuna casserole, I have it pinned and printed and going to try it because yours looks so good

  13. This look so good, I also have a recipe for a delicious tuna casserole, but I’ll make your too to shake things up a bit.

  14. Gertrude Heinrich says

    It looks so good. I hope I do a good job making it. Thanks!

  15. I have to give this one a try!

  16. Do you drain the Mushrooms and the corn??

  17. I made this for my family and they liked it!

  18. I love tuna casserole and my recipe is quite similar to this one.

  19. kathy downey says

    Great presentation,will try this dish soon !

  20. This is my plan for supper tonight!

  21. This sounds like an awesome caserole; I will defientely have to try this one thank you for sharing this recipe

  22. Tim Royal says

    Pull the strings from the stalk before dicing, easier to eat and refines the recipe a bit.

  23. Elva Roberts says

    I have never made a tuna casserole; lots of tuna melts which we love, but no casserole. This recipe has changed my mind and I have saved the recipe. Thank you for sharing with us.

  24. Margaret Maggie Porter says

    This sounds easy and delicious! Im making it tonight

  25. kathy downey says

    Made this a few weeks ago and we really enjoyed it,it’s on the to make again list.

  26. Dick Jennings says

    What size can of tuna do you use in this recipe, 5 ounce, or larger?

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