Tuna Macaroni Casserole

Tuna Macaroni Casserole is one of those family favorite, comfort foods that we all love. The simple ingredients make this a frugal addition to the family meal, are perfect for a make ahead meal and leftovers are just as tasty the next day.

This easy to make dinner recipe will have your family asking for seconds - and maybe thirds! Tuna Macaroni Casserole is a classic comfort food that is loaded with flavor without hurting your pocket book!

I have been using this recipe almost my entire married life but often forget to add it to our menu plan. When I do serve this Doug and the boys gobble it up and I’m reminded why it’s a great dinner.

Recently I experimented with this Tuna Macaroni Casserole recipe by adding some new ingredients making the recipe even better than before.

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The ingredients are simple – tuna, peas and carrots, macaroni, milk, cream of celery soup, sour cream, cheese, mustard, crackers and butter. We have been using more and more organic and natural products, and the organic products from Horizon worked out perfectly.

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The mixing process is super easy. First mix the wet ingredients in a large bowl; soup, milk, sour cream and mustard. Then add the well drained tuna, cheese and frozen peas and carrots.

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Fold in the cooked macaroni and mix well. This time we used Rotini macaroni, but you can easily use elbow or even penne pasta.

At this point, you can easily add the casserole to the baking pan, cover and refrigerate. You can put the casserole together in the morning for dinner, or the night before. I would not let it set more than 10 or 12 hours in fridge.

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This Tuna Macaroni Casserole is baked for 40-45 minutes after the cracker topping is added. It makes a 13×9 pan full, which is plenty for a family of 4 or 6, depending on how many times they go back for seconds.

This easy to make dinner recipe will have your family asking for seconds - and maybe thirds! Tuna Macaroni Casserole is a classic comfort food that is loaded with flavor without hurting your pocket book!

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This easy to make dinner recipe will have your family asking for seconds - and maybe thirds! Tuna Macaroni Casserole is a classic comfort food that is loaded with flavor without hurting your pocket book!
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 4-6 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 (16 oz) box Rotini pasta
  • 1 can cream of celery soup
  • ½ cup Horizon milk
  • ¼ cup Horizon sour cream
  • ½ teaspoon mustard
  • 1 cup shredded Horizon cheddar cheese
  • 1 (4 oz) can tuna in water, drained
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 2 cups frozen peas & carrots
  • 1 cup Horizon Original Crackers, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
Instructions
  1. Cook and drain macaroni
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  3. Mix together soup, milk, sour cream and mustard
  4. Stir in cheese and tuna
  5. Fold in cooked macaroni
  6. Pour mixture into 13x9 baking dish
  7. Combine crushed crackers and butter, sprinkle over casserole
  8. Cook for about 40-45 minutes or until golden brown

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Comments

  1. Thank's for sharing this recipe. I really want a good tuna casserole recipe, but every time I make it, the tuna just over powers every other flavor. Do you rinse your tuna before adding it? Kim @ Eat What You've Got recently posted..What's For Dinner? Chicken and Dumplings with Cornbread DressingMy Profile
    • Hi Kim, No we don't rinse the tuna. But be sure to use tuna in water, not oil, that might be the reason. And honestly, I don't even really taste the tuna in this recipe. Let us know if you get a chance to try it. ~Liz
  2. Do you think this could freeze OK?
    • Hi Sarah, we have never frozen it because of the tuna, I'm not really sure if tuna freezes well. I will try and find out for you though. ~Liz
  3. My mom used to make something similar to this when I was a kid. I used to make it for my kids too. Looks delicious! Shelly recently posted..Food Processor Salsa – Homemade SalsaMy Profile

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