Creamy Tuna Casserole


Dive into the comforting embrace of our Creamy Tuna Casserole. This homely dish brings together tender noodles, flaky tuna, and sweet peas in a creamy sauce, all topped with a crispy breadcrumb crust. It's a nostalgic and satisfying meal that's perfect for a family dinner or a cozy night in.

Creamy Tuna Casserole

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • This recipe serves 6 people. 
  • Each serving is a generous portion of the casserole.

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 450 kcal
  • Protein: 25 g
  • Carbohydrates: 45 g
  • Fat: 20 g
  • Saturated Fat: 8 g
  • Cholesterol: 60 mg
  • Sodium: 700 mg
  • Fiber: 3 g


  • Canned tuna, drained: 450 g (16 oz)
  • Egg noodles: 300 g (10.5 oz)
  • Frozen peas: 150 g (1 cup)
  • Cream of mushroom soup: 300 g (10.5 oz)
  • Milk: 240 ml (1 cup)
  • Cheddar cheese, shredded: 150 g (1.5 cups)
  • Breadcrumbs: 100 g (1 cup)
  • Butter, melted: 30 g (2 tbsp)
  • Salt and pepper: to taste

Method of Preparation

Cook the Noodles

  • Preheat oven to 190°C (375°F).
  • Cook the egg noodles according to package instructions until al dente. Drain.

Prepare the Casserole Mix

  • In a large bowl, mix the tuna, cooked noodles, peas, cream of mushroom soup, milk, half of the cheese, salt, and pepper.

Assemble the Casserole

  • Transfer the mixture to a greased baking dish. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
  • Mix breadcrumbs with melted butter and spread over the casserole.


  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the top is golden brown and bubbly.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Drain the tuna well to prevent the casserole from being too watery.
  • For a healthier version, use whole wheat noodles and low-fat milk.
  • Add a dash of garlic powder or paprika to the breadcrumb mixture for extra flavor.


Can I make this casserole ahead of time?

Yes, you can assemble the casserole ahead and refrigerate it before baking.

Can I use fresh tuna instead of canned?

Absolutely, though it will change the flavor profile of the classic dish.

What can I serve with tuna casserole?

A simple green salad or steamed vegetables complement it well.