Tuna-Noodle Casserole


This tuna noodle casserole recipe will quickly become one of your go-to weeknight recipes. Plus, this easy tuna noodle casserole is great for leftovers!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
25 mins
Stand Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs


  • 3 cup dried wide noodles (about 5 ounces)

  • 1 cup chopped red sweet pepper (1 medium)

  • 1 cup chopped celery (2 stalks)

  • ¼ cup chopped onion

  • ¼ cup butter or margarine

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 - 2 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 ¼ cup milk

  • 1 12 ounce can chunk white tuna (water pack), drained and broken into chunks; two 5-ounce pouches chunk light tuna in water, drained; or two 6-ounce cans skinless, boneless salmon, drained

  • ½ cup panko (Japanese-style bread crumbs) or soft bread crumbs

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh parsley

  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease a 1-1/2-quart casserole; set aside. In a large saucepan cook noodles according to package directions. Drain; return noodles to pan.

  2. Meanwhile, for sauce, in a medium saucepan cook sweet pepper, celery, and onion in 1/4 cup hot butter over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until tender. Stir in flour, mustard, salt, and black pepper. Add milk all at once; cook and stir until slightly thickened and bubbly.

  3. Gently fold sauce and tuna into cooked noodles. Transfer noodle mixture to prepared casserole. In a small bowl combine bread crumbs, cheese, parsley, and melted butter. Sprinkle crumb mixture evenly over noodle mixture.

  4. Bake, uncovered, for 25 to 30 minutes or until heated through. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Cheesy Tuna-Noodle Casserole:

Prepare as directed, except add 1 cup cheddar cheese cubes (4 ounces) with the tuna.Per 1 cup: 407 cal., 21 g total fat (12 g sat. fat), 97 mg chol., 811 mg sodium, 28 g carbo., 2 g fiber, 26 g pro.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

331 Calories
15g Fat
28g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 331
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 694mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 33.1mg 166%
Calcium 171.6mg 13%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Potassium 429mg 9%
Folate, total 88.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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