Tuna Macaroni Casserole. It's quick and easy, but the BEST. It will serve the heartiest of family appetites, or a gourmet party.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
50 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).

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook macaroni in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain.

  • In a medium bowl, combine tuna, condensed soup, and milk. Mix with the macaroni, and pour into 2 quart casserole dish. Sprinkle Cheddar cheese and crushed croutons over top.

  • Bake in a preheated oven for 20 to 30 minutes, or until bubbling and browned on the top.

Nutrition Facts

546 calories; protein 36.2g 72% DV; carbohydrates 52.2g 17% DV; fat 20.5g 32% DV; cholesterol 61.4mg 21% DV; sodium 854.1mg 34% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2005
Delicious! Per other reviewers' suggestions, I made a couple of minor changes: used 2 cans tuna, used only about 1/4 C milk, added dried chopped onion, garlic powder, salt and pepper, 1 C cheese, and about 1/4 C breadcrumbs to the mixture (I used italian breadcrumbs in place of the crushed croutons). After pouring into casserole dish, I sprinkled with about 1/2 cup cheese 1/4 cup breadcrumbs. BF and I ate the whole thing- will definitely make again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/03/2011
I doubled the tuna called for in this recipe (using one of those ginormous cans of albacore tuna) I added a little garlic/onion powder fresh ground pepper and just a touch more milk. This was okay but bland. I think it could use some fresh sauteed onions garlic and fresh mushrooms and maybe some worchestershire sauce. My husband thought it needed more cheese. We all agreed the croutons on the top was a money idea. Good comfort food but it could be better. Read More
(7)
150 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 58
  • 4 star values: 52
  • 3 star values: 27
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2005
Delicious! Per other reviewers' suggestions, I made a couple of minor changes: used 2 cans tuna, used only about 1/4 C milk, added dried chopped onion, garlic powder, salt and pepper, 1 C cheese, and about 1/4 C breadcrumbs to the mixture (I used italian breadcrumbs in place of the crushed croutons). After pouring into casserole dish, I sprinkled with about 1/2 cup cheese 1/4 cup breadcrumbs. BF and I ate the whole thing- will definitely make again. Read More
(156)
Rating: 4 stars
12/06/2004
I made this twice...first time as directed and I found it pretty bland. The second time I used shells instead of elbows stirred the cheese in with the mixture and added 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp onion powder 1/4 tsp garlic powder and 1/4 tsp pepper. MUCH better! Boyfriend raved...with minor renovations this recipe is a keeper! Read More
(97)
Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2003
tasty comfort food. Works as well using leftover cooked chicken turkey or pork instead of tuna Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2005
I personally hate any fish but with this casserole and plenty of extra cheese on top I can eat it:P My family loves this recipe but i do make a few minor changes. I use either mac or egg noodles depending on what i have and it works great either way i use about 1/4 of the can of milk and 2 cans of tuna. Also i season it with garlic and italian seasoning. Also since i usually have no croutons I use italian breadcrumbs and of course tons of cheese. Also I throw in frozen veggies when i cook the pasta and mix them in too. Yum:D Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2003
This was great! I had never made whole wheat croutons before but they were a must for this dish. I usually try the recipe as written at least once but I couldn't help but throw in some peas with onion pearls. Yum! Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2006
Yum! We'll be making this again; even my husband who's not a big tuna cass. fan liked it. My grandma always took the fishy-ness out of the tuna by soaking it in a few tsp of worshestire sauce. I also used an earlier suggestion of adding sauteed celery onion and red pepper. Topped with chips instead of croutons--this was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2005
I used cream of chicken soup as a substitute whole wheat shells and half the milk and Garlic butter croutons. I recommend putting the cheese and croutons on the last 10 minutes so that they don't get over done after you bring them out of the oven! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2003
very easy to make and my picky eater asked for seconds! Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2003
I really enjoyed this recipe. It was relatively easy and quick. Next time I make it though I will add a few spices! Read More
(18)
Rating: 3 stars
06/03/2011
I doubled the tuna called for in this recipe (using one of those ginormous cans of albacore tuna) I added a little garlic/onion powder fresh ground pepper and just a touch more milk. This was okay but bland. I think it could use some fresh sauteed onions garlic and fresh mushrooms and maybe some worchestershire sauce. My husband thought it needed more cheese. We all agreed the croutons on the top was a money idea. Good comfort food but it could be better. Read More
(7)
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