Cheesy Tuna Noodle Casserole


This tuna noodle casserole recipe with cheese was a favorite in my home growing up and now it's a favorite of my family as well. I double the recipe these days for my husband and three children.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
1 2-quart casserole


  • 1 (12 ounce) package egg noodles

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • ¼ cup chopped onion

  • ¼ cup chopped green bell pepper

  • ¼ cup chopped red bell pepper

  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can condensed cream of Cheddar cheese soup

  • 1 (5 ounce) can tuna, drained

  • ¼ cup milk

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • ¼ cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rapid boil. Cook egg noodles at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, 7 to 9 minutes.

  3. While the noodles are cooking, heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Sauté onion and bell peppers in the hot oil until tender, 5 to 7 minutes.

  4. Pour condensed soup into the saucepan. Add tuna, milk, salt, and pepper; mix until well combined. Reduce heat to medium-low.

  5. Drain egg noodles well. Fold noodles into the tuna mixture until well coated. Transfer to a 2-quart casserole and sprinkle bread crumbs over top.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until the top is crisp and golden brown, 20 to 30 minutes.


For a change of pace, I use pasta shells or spirals instead of egg noodles. I also add canned chopped green chiles and 1/8 teaspoon cayenne, and sometimes top the casserole with sliced American or Cheddar cheese instead of bread crumbs.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

373 Calories
12g Fat
49g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 373
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 600mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 14mg 68%
Calcium 103mg 8%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 309mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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