Indulge in the ultimate comfort food with our Creamy Tuna Casserole recipe. This classic dish combines tender noodles, savory tuna, and a creamy sauce to create a satisfying meal that the whole family will love. Whether you're looking for a quick weeknight dinner or a potluck crowd-pleaser, this recipe is sure to hit the spot. Get ready to enjoy the warmth and deliciousness of this comforting casserole!


  • 8 oz egg noodles
  • 2 cans (5 oz each) tuna, drained
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Special instructions or substitutions

  • Substitute egg noodles with your preferred pasta shape or gluten-free noodles.
  • Feel free to use fresh peas instead of frozen if available.
  • If you prefer a lighter version, you can use low-fat milk and reduce the amount of cheese.

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  2. Cook the egg noodles according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion, celery, mushrooms, and garlic. Sauté until the vegetables are tender.
  4. Stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  5. Gradually whisk in the milk and chicken broth until smooth. Continue cooking and stirring until the sauce thickens.
  6. Add the dried thyme, dried parsley, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.
  7. Remove the skillet from heat and add the drained tuna, peas, and cooked egg noodles. Gently mix until well coated.
  8. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish and spread it evenly.
  9. Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese on top of the casserole.
  10. Bake in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  11. Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.

Tips for Variations and Serving

  • Add a dash of Worcestershire sauce or Dijon mustard to the sauce for an extra depth of flavor.
  • Incorporate other vegetables like diced carrots, bell peppers, or corn for added color and nutrition.
  • Top the casserole with buttered breadcrumbs or crushed potato chips for a crispy texture.
  • Serve the creamy tuna casserole with a side salad or steamed vegetables to round out the meal.


Warm your heart and satisfy your cravings with our Creamy Tuna Casserole. This easy-to-follow recipe brings together classic ingredients to create a comforting and delicious dish that will delight your taste buds. With its creamy texture and savory flavors, this casserole is a true crowd-pleaser. Embrace the nostalgia and enjoy the goodness of homemade comfort food tonight!

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