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Easy No-Bake Tuna Casserole Recipe
If you love tuna like I love tuna, you probably love a good tuna casserole. But, if you hate cooking and making a mess (like I do), you can't be bothered with digging out most of your kitchenware to make one of your favorite dishes. Fortunately, there's a really, really easy way to make No-Bake Tuna Casserole, and it's absolutely delicious. In fact, I've just had a serving of it myself, so I'm totally prepared to make you hungry for your own! This dish can be made as healthy (or as yummy) as you like -- and it will last for days. And you won't get tired of eating it, either! I make one batch and the stuff lasts me half a week, I swear. Perfect for college students, people living on a budget, or anyone who simply loves tuna fish.
What You Need
- One large pot
- 1 bag of pasta (I prefer medium-sized shells)
- 2 cans of peas
- 2 large cans of tuna (preferably the kind packed in water, as opposed to oil)
- 1 small jar of mayo (Hellmans is the best!)
How to Make No-Bake Tuna Casserole
- Dump your bag of pasta in your large pot and bring it to a boil.
- Once the pasta is al dente, drain it (you can leave it in the pot, or transfer it to a large bowl)
- Add both cans of peas and mix everything together (personally, I add them straight from the can, as I like them a bit crisp)
- Add both cans of tuna and mix everything together
- Add mayo to taste -- you may want more or less, depending on how much you love mayo -- and mix everything together.
- Stick it in the fridge until chilled.
- Serve and enjoy!
I tend to prefer the simple version, but some people like to add celery, carrots, onions, potato, or bits of egg to their No Bake Tuna Casserole. I won't argue with them if that's what they want to do -- one of the best things about this recipe is how easy and versatile it is!
Note that you can certainly eat this casserole while warm, but it's best served when chilled. This is an excellent picnic meal, potluck addition, or summer get together meal. Kids love it, adults love it, everyone loves it; and they will love the leftovers, so don't be afraid to make a big pot!