Classic tuna casserole gets modern makeovers with new ingredients and inventive recipes. Discover which ones reflect your personal style.

By Vanessa Greaves
October 03, 2015

Tuna casserole is like a blank canvas just waiting for you to fill it with your own imagination and creativity. How you choose to work it can reveal things about your personality. So, which of these 7 takes on tuna casserole reflects who you are as a cook?

1. Vegetable Vixen

You bring the veg anywhere, anytime. In your casserole, fresh leafy kale and red bell peppers join forces with onion and celery to amp up the nutritious vegetables you'll get with every serving. Try Tuna Garden Casserole.

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2. Active Learner

You're open to recipes as teaching experiences. In this version, you'll learn how easy it is to make the creamy sauce that binds the casserole together instead of a can of soup. When you discover how easy it is, you can add another useful skill to your healthy cooking arsenal. Try Tuna Noodle Casserole from Scratch.

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3. Curve Ball Thrower

You like to change things up a bit to keep them on their toes. So, you'll appreciate how lasagna noodles, instead of the usual elbow macaroni or shells, give this version an unexpected twist. Try Tuna Lasagna Casserole.

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4. Ironic Traditionalist

You're kind of like Betty Crocker with a tattoo. Try Tuna Ring Casserole, a totally retro-inspired recipe. Think Beef Wellington, then translate that into tuna. There's even a savory cream sauce to pour over.

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5. Healthy Healthster

You're not afraid to do what it takes to make any recipe bend to your healthy will. Try Quinoa Tuna Casserole. Quinoa instead of pasta gives this version its underlying structure. If you leave out the scant bit of flour in the homemade sauce and top the casserole with grated cheese instead of breadcrumbs, you've got yourself a gluten-free tuna casserole.

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6. Calculated Risk-Taker

You can please picky eaters without losing who you are. Try Hearty Tuna Casserole. This creamy dish is built with layers of sliced zucchini right along with the usual egg noodles. A little something for everyone.

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| Credit: gnomeygoose

7. Classic Casseroler

You're no apologist. When you're craving the tried-and-true formula of noodles + tuna + veg + canned soup, this top-rated recipe is what you're making. Try Best Tuna Casserole.

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