A creamy classic, great to make for those busy nights when a time consuming recipe just isn't an option.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
5
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large pot with boiling salted water cook egg noodles until al dente. Drain.

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  • In a large bowl combine the cooked egg noodles, cream of mushroom soup, evaporated milk, tuna, grated American cheese, and chopped onion. Pour into a greased 1.5 quart casserole dish. Sprinkle the top with the crumbled potato chips and the paprika.

  • Bake in a preheated 425 degree F (220 degree C) oven for 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

683 calories; protein 33.7g; carbohydrates 60.6g; fat 33.1g; cholesterol 143.3mg; sodium 1542.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2005
Based on others feedback, I used 1 Cup of regular milk. Then I added 1/2 Cup of frozen peas, used only 1 and 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, then added lots of black pepper. Lastly, I used crushed saltines for the topping. A wonderful 1950's dining experience! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/20/2011
I don't get all the positive reviews here. I am not a chef by any stretch of the imagination, but this is bland bland bland. All the people who seem to love it have changed the recipe. That's what makes these recipes on this site frustrating. You see four or five stars and think "Oh, this must be wonderful"...and then you read the reviews and people have turned the recipes into completely different concoctions. Oh well. Thanks anyway. Read More
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215 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 113
  • 4 star values: 75
  • 3 star values: 17
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2005
Based on others feedback, I used 1 Cup of regular milk. Then I added 1/2 Cup of frozen peas, used only 1 and 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, then added lots of black pepper. Lastly, I used crushed saltines for the topping. A wonderful 1950's dining experience! Read More
(206)
Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2005
Deeelicious!! My boyfriend asked me to make him a tuna noodle casserole like he had when he was a kid. I decided on this recipe because it seemed basic and traditional. It was not a mistake to go with this. Super easy and very tasty. Got lots of compliments. I just added a little more tuna and some canned peas. He even asked me for leftovers again tonight, and he never eats leftovers! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/15/2006
Yummy,Yummy this was a great recipe. This is my favorite tuna casserole yet I only changed a couple of things. Instead of leaving the onions raw I sauted them with one stalk of clerey. Since I didn't know what to do with the left over evaporated milk I used the whole can. Instead of American Cheese I used a Edam. It turned out very creamy and moist. Will defenetly make this again and again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2005
This recipe just saved my life! Well, maybe that is an exageration but it definately saved me money. This was tasty! I halved it and it still made tons..substituted bread crumbs for potato chips and topped it with sliced tomatos. I also tried low fat, low sodium cream of celery but I think that regular would be the better...oh, and I also tossed in extra spinach, onions, and peas...very excellent!!!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/20/2011
I don't get all the positive reviews here. I am not a chef by any stretch of the imagination, but this is bland bland bland. All the people who seem to love it have changed the recipe. That's what makes these recipes on this site frustrating. You see four or five stars and think "Oh, this must be wonderful"...and then you read the reviews and people have turned the recipes into completely different concoctions. Oh well. Thanks anyway. Read More
(43)
Rating: 4 stars
04/18/2007
When I made this I doubled the amount of tuna, added more cheese, and added a splash more evaporated milk that what was called for. It turned out very good. I'll definitely make it again in the future. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2004
I made this for my family and everyone loved it! The only thing I did different was to substitute the shredded American cheese for shredded cheddar/mozzerella/taco mix that was left over from tacos the night before. It was only half of what the recipe called for but I thought it was definately enough. I will make this one again! Very easy to make! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2007
Being tight on money, I looked for an economical yet delicious recipe. This was it! It was so simple, everything was on hand and my family devoured it! I used cheese slices since I didn't have the shredded and I think it made it even cheesier and more wonderful! Loved the potato chip topping! Definitely a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2005
This was great!! It was just a bit dry for for our families taste so I will probably add more soup next time. The left overs seem very dry but if you just add some milk to it and microwave it. It brings out the creamyness.. Great Tuna Casserole!! Read More
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