Treasure Box Wednesday: Tuna Noodle Casserole Goodness

Apologies, folks, that I didn't get around to making up for that AWOL Sunday post; my visit with my friend over the Fourth was joyous and action-packed-- but oddly thrifting-free. So please consider us back on-track now with our weekly Treasure Box post.

And in the Treasure Box? It's something a bit different today-- a highly-successful casserole recipe I do (and, in fact, did this weekend)! It's quite simple, and perhaps many of you have tried a version of it already.

But I thought a good thing is worth sharing, so that's what I bring to you this Wednesday.

Tuna Noodle Casserole

Prep: 10 minutes
Bake: 35 minutes
Makes 8 servings

  • 2 cans (10 3/4 oz. each) Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • 2 cans (10 oz. each) tuna, drained
  • 4 cups medium egg noodles, cooked and drained
  • 2 tbsp dry bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp. butter, melted
And while the recipe doesn't call for it, I also add...
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder (or more, to taste)
  • 1 tbsp. chicken seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper

  1. Stir soup and milk together in a 3-qt. casserole dish, then stir in chicken seasoning, onion powder and pepper until blended
  2. Stir in peas, tuna, and noodles
  3. Bake at 400F for 30 minutes or until hot. Stir.
  4. Mix bread crumbs with butter and sprinkle over tuna mixture. Bake for 5 minutes or until breadcrumbs are browned.
You can top it with shredded cheddar instead of the breadcrumbs, if you like. Or substitute 2 cups of cooked chicken for the tuna.

Anyway, I hope sometime you'll give it a shot. The original Campbell's recipe doesn't mention any seasoning, but I think the onion powder and chicken seasoning give it a nice flavor.

Sunday, I'll be back a brand new post per usual! And I hope your Fourth of July was a blast! (Not, literally, in a losing-fingers-in-an-explosion kind of way, of course. :) )


Melanie said...

I've always made tuna and noodles with tha same basic recipe. When I was in college my roommates were stunned that I could make tuna and noodles without a recipe in front of me. I just threw things together. LOL! I'm guessing those two girls still can't cook.

Jenn Thorson said...

Melanie- Well, it is a really delicious casserole for as simple as it is. It's up there with the traditional green bean casserole as a classic favorite.

I think folks like your friends somehow psych themselves up that cooking has to be more complex than it is.

Tommy Bahama Bedding said...

An oldie but goodie :)

Anonymous said...

Alas, I associate tuna noodle casseroles with church potluck suppers and subsequent violent illness -- but I know it's a favorite for many!

Jenn Thorson said...

Tommy- Yup, up there with that tried and true green bean casserole we all know!

Rhet- Well, geez, my friend... nothing like scaring the nice readers, eh?... :) Of course, if they want to be scared they can go check out the vintage "Breast O'Chicken tuna" recipes posts. That'll pretty well cover it.

smartchic said...

stumbled upon this site while browsing for thrift blogs! :) thrifting is also one of my life passions.

tuna noodle casserole reminds me of weekend visits with my mom and dad back home. very homey dish for me.