This is a family favorite. Growing up, my siblings and I looked forward to eating this on Fridays during Lent!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
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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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes. Drain.

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

  • Mix macaroni, tomato sauce, tuna, cottage cheese, onion, cream cheese, sour cream, and salt together in the prepared casserole dish. Stir bread crumbs and butter together in a bowl; spread over tuna mixture.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until casserole is cooked through and bubbling, 35 to 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

434 calories; protein 30.4g; carbohydrates 42g; fat 15.8g; cholesterol 60.3mg; sodium 1119.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2015
Tasty! The only variation I made to this recipe was that I used onion salt in place of the onion and salt. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/03/2015
I thought it was good but my hubby thought it was too fishy tasting. I think he just didn't love the tuna but he likes tuna fish salad. Read More
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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
04/02/2015
I thought it was good but my hubby thought it was too fishy tasting. I think he just didn't love the tuna but he likes tuna fish salad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2015
Great recipe. I did have to use mozzarella cheese because I didn't have cottage cheese. My kids and husband enjoyed it. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2015
Tasty! The only variation I made to this recipe was that I used onion salt in place of the onion and salt. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2017
This is one of the best tuna casserole recipes. I only had one can of tuna on hand but otherwise made it per instructions. Fast easy and a crowd pleaser. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
10/04/2015
I don't normally eat tuna I bought albacore and this actually turned out alright. Thanks Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/29/2016
The tuna taste in this casserole is less pronounced than in other tuna noodle casseroles. I'll make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2019
delicious!! very easy to make.. even my 2 year old loved it Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2018
I made this recipe just as listed. I wondered if I should sauté the onions first but they are delightfully crisp and slightly crunchy when added raw. I was hesitant to try it because it sounds quite odd. I have made it for my family twice now and have gotten rave reviews both times. I usually leave off the bread crumbs on top when a recipe calls for them. They are another nice crunch factor here though so I m glad I used them. The flavor is a nice creamy surprise and the tuna taste is very subtle. One family member said it is their favorite of the tuna casserole recipes that I have made. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2020
Needed a little more bake time then the recipe called for, but worked out great. Read More
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