My father made this when I was small, and it was always a family favorite.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish.

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  • Spread 1 cup crushed potato chips evenly on bottom of casserole dish. Next, layer 1 can of tuna, half of the peas, and half of the soup. Place slices of cheese on top of this. Repeat layering with tuna, peas and soup. Finish with a layer of chips, and top with slices of cheese.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until bubbly and golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

554 calories; protein 32.6g 65% DV; carbohydrates 33.9g 11% DV; fat 32.3g 50% DV; cholesterol 58.8mg 20% DV; sodium 1688.9mg 68% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (25)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2004
This recipe has been a favorite of my family for a long time. We use the same ingrediants minus the cheese but put it together differently. I use frozen peas not canned which you can pre-cook for 5 minutes before use or just toss in frozen. I mix the mushroom soup tuna and 3/4 of the crushed chips together and put in the casserole dish. I use the remaining 1/4 bag of chips on the top and bake covered for 20 minutes until heated. Just like how my sisters and I would fight my kids fight over this dinner and always want seconds. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/14/2003
This recipe was okay. It was very easy to make but tasted a little dull. I will keep looking for another tuna casserole as a "keeper". Read More
(8)
32 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2004
This recipe has been a favorite of my family for a long time. We use the same ingrediants minus the cheese but put it together differently. I use frozen peas not canned which you can pre-cook for 5 minutes before use or just toss in frozen. I mix the mushroom soup tuna and 3/4 of the crushed chips together and put in the casserole dish. I use the remaining 1/4 bag of chips on the top and bake covered for 20 minutes until heated. Just like how my sisters and I would fight my kids fight over this dinner and always want seconds. Read More
(32)
Rating: 4 stars
02/18/2006
I used most of the ingredients given..the tuna soup potato chips cheese..but added a few of my own as well...wide egg noodles frozen veggie blend mozzerella cheese. I also sprinkled real bacon bits on top of each serving. Delish!! Read More
(21)
Rating: 4 stars
07/13/2003
My husband was longing for a recipe similar to this that his mother used to make. This had a few additions that I think made it even better. When I made it I added 1/2 soup can of milk and blended it with the soup. To this I added a 4 oz. can of drained sliced mushrooms. It did need a bit more zip so next time I think I will add some paprika to the soup mixture. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2007
I use corn or mixed veggies instead of peas. Sometimes I stir in a cup or so of cooked egg noodles or elbow macaroni before baking. Also good with about 1/4 c. chopped bacon added. Additionally tastes very good with crushed tortilla chips instead of potato chips. You don't have to layer the ingredients either... tastes just as good if you put everything together and gently mix it before pouring into the casserole dish. Also mix in 2 or 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise to make it creamier if you like. This is a good basic recipe for tuna casserole that you can easily improvise on depending on what's in the cupboard. NOTE: If you think this recipe is too salty use salt-free chips which are easy to find in any grocery store. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
08/15/2007
I make mine in a 9x13 pan. Instead of cream of mushroom I use cream of chicken. I have peas as a side and not in the casserole. I like the hot casserole with cold cottage cheese too.:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/02/2008
This is good but I think it would be better with shredded cheese on top. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/14/2009
Just like my grandma used to make! Excellent meal for Fridays during Lent! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/14/2003
This recipe was okay. It was very easy to make but tasted a little dull. I will keep looking for another tuna casserole as a "keeper". Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
05/25/2010
Sounds really quick to make yet I bet that it tastes really good! Read More
(7)
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