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Overnight Tuna Casserole

Rated as 4.36 out of 5 Stars

"Shirley also shares this update of an old-time favorite--comforting tuna casserole. 'This may be the easiest tuna macaroni casserole ever,' she informs. 'I prepare it the night before, and then just pop in the microwave. There's no need to precook the macaroni, so there's really no fuss.'"
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25 m servings
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. In a bowl, combine soup and milk until smooth. Add the tuna, macaroni, peas, onions and 3/4 cup cheese; mix well. Pour into a greased 2-qt. microwave-safe dish. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Microwave, covered, on high for 15-17 minutes or until bubbly. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining cheese and let stand for 5 minutes or until melted.


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This can also be baked in the oven and you do not need to precook the noodles - they will cook in the sauce.

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Tried this subbing chicken, probably 2c or so. Also used whole wheat elbows. I baked mine in the oven & it turned out kinda soupy - as in wet, but also evident that canned soup was in it. Not...

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This can also be baked in the oven and you do not need to precook the noodles - they will cook in the sauce.

I'm rating it a five because the flavor was good and it wasn't the fault of the recipe that mine didn't turn out. Just wanted to warn other cooks - I subbed medium wide egg noodles (that's what...

I had to change this recipe around just a little because I didn't have time to let it sit overnight. I had some already cooked plain macaroni in the fridge leftover from another recipe so I use...

I cannot believe how easy this was to make and how tasty it turned out. I did as one reviewer suggested and added some garlic to it; I chopped up a couple cloves. I also cooked it in the oven si...

Good casserole, and very easy for those who want to exploit the microwave! I think I'd try adding more tuna next time -- one little can didn't seem like enough for 4 servings.

Easiest and the best as far as Tuna Casserole goes!

So easy and tasty! I used ingredients in my pantry-- two pouches of tuna and cream of mushroom soup, I also used the quick cook pasta. Next time I would add a little garlic and cayenne pepper. T...

Made this last night for DH to pop in the microwave since I had to work till 8pm tonight. Certainly couldn't have been easier to throw together and was easy for him to cook. However, it could ha...

This recipe turned out better than I expected. As far as tuna casserole goes, it was just fine. Good flavor and very easy to make. That was my favorite part, the simplicity of the meal. When...