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91% would make again

Cheesy Tuna Casserole

Dinner has never been easier than with this updated classic tuna casserole. Full of pantry staples, the dish comes together quickly. Make the casserole sauce, pour it over your favorite noodles, top it with cheese, and bake it off for a new weeknight staple.

Tasty Team

Total Time

1 hr

1 hr

Prep Time

40 minutes

40 min

Cook Time

20 minutes

20 min

Total Time

1 hr

1 hr

Prep Time

40 minutes

40 min

Cook Time

20 minutes

20 min

Ingredients

for 12 servings

  • 1 nonstick cooking spray, for greasing
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 cups chicken broth (480 mL)
  • 1 cup whole milk (240 mL)
  • 2 cups peas (300 g), canned, drained
  • 1 cup carrot (120 g), drained
  • 4 cans tuna, packed in water, drained
  • 12 oz egg noodles (340 g), cooked according to package instructions and drained
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese (300 g), divided
  • 1 cup butter crackers (85 g), crumbled
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese (25 g)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Nutrition Info

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    Calories 691
    Fat 44g
    Carbs 47g
    Fiber 2g
    Sugar 6g
    Protein 24g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Lightly grease a 9 x 13-inch (22 x 33cm) baking dish with nonstick spray.
  2. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté until softened and very fragrant, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic, flour, Italian seasoning, and salt and cook for another minute, until thickened.
  3. Slowly pour in the chicken broth and milk and stir to combine. Bring to a simmer, stirring constantly. Once the mixture has thickened, 10–12 minutes, stir in the peas, carrots, and tuna.
  4. Spread the cooked egg noodles in the prepared baking dish.
  5. Pour the sauce over pasta in the pan and stir to combine. Add 2 cups of cheddar cheese and stir to incorporate. Spread the casserole in an even layer, then sprinkle the remaining cup of cheese on top.
  6. In a small bowl, use a fork to mix together the cracker crumbs, Parmesan, and olive oil. Sprinkle over the casserole.
  7. Bake the casserole for 15–20 minutes, or until the top is lightly browned and bubbling.
  8. Serve warm.
  9. Enjoy!
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