This is a wonderful, quick, and tasty supper that is always a hit when we serve it. You can always prepare the casserole the night before, pop it into the refrigerator, and cook it the next day. Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
53 mins
total:
1 hr 3 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 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). Grease a 1-quart casserole dish.

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

  • In a mixing bowl, combine mushroom soup, milk, salt, and pepper. Mix thoroughly. Then add tuna, mushrooms, and pasta. Mix thoroughly. Pour mixture into the greased casserole dish.

  • In another mixing bowl, combine bread crumbs, butter, and thyme. Mix well. Sprinkle over the top of the tuna mixture.

  • Bake uncovered in a preheated oven until bubbling and golden brown, about 40 minutes.

Cook's Note:

You can use Italian-flavored dry bread crumbs, or you can add a sprinkle of Cajun seasoning to the bread crumbs to give your meal a little bit of a kick.

Nutrition Facts

298 calories; protein 18.3g 37% DV; carbohydrates 30.7g 10% DV; fat 11.5g 18% DV; cholesterol 32.2mg 11% DV; sodium 932mg 37% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2007
This recipe worked out really well after some revisions based on others' suggestions. Here's what I did: 1/2 box of small shell pasta, 12 oz. can tuna, 16 oz. fresh mushrooms (sliced), 2 cans cream of mushroom (10.75 oz.), 1 3/4 cans of milk, 1/2 cup bread crumbs, 3 tbsp. butter, seasonings to taste, Other than that, I cooked in the oven for 60 min. All other actions were based on the recipe's suggestion. Will definitely make again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/21/2004
I can only give this recipe a three stars. There were so many bread crumbs called for that it dried out the casserole. My husband and I ended up scraping off the crumbs and eating the casserole. I will make this again but will sprinkle cheese on the top as a topping and I will use peas inside the casserole with the mushrooms. Read More
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67 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2007
This recipe worked out really well after some revisions based on others' suggestions. Here's what I did: 1/2 box of small shell pasta, 12 oz. can tuna, 16 oz. fresh mushrooms (sliced), 2 cans cream of mushroom (10.75 oz.), 1 3/4 cans of milk, 1/2 cup bread crumbs, 3 tbsp. butter, seasonings to taste, Other than that, I cooked in the oven for 60 min. All other actions were based on the recipe's suggestion. Will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2003
This is so easy! It is also a recipe that converts to low fat! Use the 99% fat free cream of mushroom, semi skimmed milk, a smaller amount of butter and low fat saltine crackers for the topping. My husband couldn't tell the difference. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/21/2004
I can only give this recipe a three stars. There were so many bread crumbs called for that it dried out the casserole. My husband and I ended up scraping off the crumbs and eating the casserole. I will make this again but will sprinkle cheese on the top as a topping and I will use peas inside the casserole with the mushrooms. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/12/2006
Tasty easy recipe. Tuna & mushrooms together have a nice homey flavor. As others suggested I reduced the breadcrumbs to about 1/2 cup and also stirred shredded parmesan cheese into the tuna mixture. This added a lightly cheesy savory flavor to the dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2003
great dish for meatless fridays!! Really different from other tuna casseroles- my 3 year old ate it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2011
2 cups of bow tie pasta didn't sound like much (some casserole recipes are odd in this regard) so I used the whole 12 ounce box. I kept the liquid the same and added a little more tuna used a larger casserole dish. I baked for 30 minutes ( instead of 40) and then added a little shredded cheddar on top returning to the oven a few minutes to melt. We thought it was good; wasn't dry even with more pasta. You could add some color with pimentoes and/or peas or just serve a colorful vegetable on the side. I would make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2005
My husband LOVED this recipe. He also likes mushrooms and tuna a lot but I think the combination of everything is what made this dish. I used egg noodles instead of bowtie. GREAT. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/12/2008
This is an easy recipe for your typical tuna noodle casserole just what I was looking for. I made recipe "as is" except I added a small can of drained peas and forgot to add thyme to the crumbs. Yeah there were alot of crumbs I didn't put them all on top. Tuna noodle casserole is nothing exciting it's just tuna noodle casserole so that is why I gave it 3 stars. The bowties rather than noodles made it look pretty on the plate though. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/03/2010
This was good! Read More
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