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Classic Tuna Noodle Casserole

This old-fashioned tuna noodle casserole recipe is an easy, comfort food classic that's ready for the oven in just 20 minutes!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword classic tuna noodle casserole, easy tuna noodle casserole, Tuna Noodle Casserole, tuna noodle casserole recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
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Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2 - 4 people
Calories 402kcal
Author Blair Lonergan




  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 1 ½ quart casserole dish; set aside.
  • Cook the noodles in a large pot of salted boiling water according to package directions, just until al dente (about 5-6 minutes). Drain.
    Pot of cooked egg noodles
  • In a large bowl, whisk together condensed soup and milk. Gently stir in the cooked noodles, tuna and peas (if using). Taste and season with salt and pepper, if necessary. Transfer mixture to prepared dish.
    Stirring together filling for campbells tuna noodle casserole
  • Sprinkle cheese on top, then crushed potato chips.
    Prep shot of assembling classic tuna noodle casserole with potato chips on top
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until top is golden brown and inside is hot and bubbly.
    Square image of tuna noodle casserole



  • Cook the pasta just until al dente (tender, but with a firm bite). The noodles will continue cooking in the oven, so you don’t want them to be mushy or overdone.
  • Use solid white albacore tuna in water (not chunk light or other varieties).
  • Drain the tuna fish really well before adding it to the casserole.
  • There’s no need to thaw the peas before adding them to the dish. Just stir them in while they’re still frozen — this will help them stay nice and green in the casserole (rather than turning brown and mushy).
  • Taste the filling before baking, and season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, if necessary.
  • A splash of sherry in the filling adds another layer of delicious flavor!


Serving: 1/4 of the casserole | Calories: 402kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 912mg | Potassium: 694mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 230IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 167mg | Iron: 3mg