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Baked Tuna Casserole & Over 20 Recipes for Using Tuna

Updated on February 28, 2017

Easy & Cheesy Tuna Casserole

Ever since I can remember I have been making this Baked Tuna Casserole recipe, but that wasn't always the case.

When I was growing up I never liked tuna, especially in a casserole. However, as a newlywed I learned it was a quick and easy meal that didn't cost very much. The trick was to make one I would eat.

What really works about this recipe for our family is that as a vegetarian I can make it with tuna for my husband and leave it out for myself. I simply divide the main recipe and add the fish in his part last (cooking them in separate containers of course).

So I came up with this recipe and have served it at my table to family and friends for years. To some of us it's a sort of comfort food, because it reminds us of home.

I think you'll like this Baked Tuna Casserole. It's easy and it can also be frozen for make-ahead-meals.

Don't forget to check out the recipes, videos and products I have selected especially for the Baked Tuna Casserole fan. Enjoy!

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Baking Supplies You Will Need

mixing bowl, spoon to mix, fork to flake tuna, knife, cooking spray,

8x8 glass square baking dish or casserole dish, mini loaf baking foil pans (optional for individual servings)

CorningWare SimplyLite 1-1/2-Quart Casserole with Glass and Plastic Lids

Pyrex Grip-Rite 8-Inch Square Baking Dish, Clear - This is the size pan I often use for family meals.

Baked Tuna Casserole

Recipe by Favored1
Recipe by Favored1

Cook Time

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: Approx. 45 minutes

Serves: 4-6


  • cup of soft butter (if too dry add more butter)
  • 1 pound bag of egg noodles (or 1 pound box of elbow macaroni) precooked al dente
  • 10 ounce can Campbell's Cream of Celery Soup (98% fat free)
  • 2 inch block of Kraft Velveeta Cheese product 2% milk (cubed)
  • 1 can Green Giant small green peas (not frozen)
  • 2 or 3 of a 5-7 ounce can of tuna packed in water (drained)
  • tsp.dried: Italian Seasoning - tsp. dried Oregano
  • tsp. dried Parsley - ground black pepper - cup bread crumbs (optional)


  1. Pre-cook the noodles according to directions on the package. Wash and drain noodles to prevent overcooking.
  2. Preheat Oven to 350 degrees. Spray pans with cooking spray.
  3. 1. Drain peas. Drain tuna and break it into small pieces.
  4. 2. Mix together soup (do not add water), seasonings,and butter until smooth.
  5. 3. Add peas and tuna pieces. Add optional bread crumbs. Stir lightly.
  6. 4. Add cubed Velvetta cheese squares and stir. Add more cheese if you want it cheesier.
  7. 5. Pour mix into a greased 8x8 or 9x9 square baking dish or casserole dish.
  8. 6. Bake uncovered for 15 minutes. Stir and continue baking for 20 minutes until it starts to brown on top. Serve warm.
  9. NOTE: I use Albacore Solid White tuna in water, but my husband likes the regular tuna so I divide the mix and make his and mine in separate containers. The foil mini baking loaf pans work really great for us. Plus I can freeze this recipe in them and just heat them later.
  10. NOTE: Albacore tuna makes a dryer casserole so don't overbake it. Regular tuna in water or oil is not as dry. Both are very good.

Foil Baking Pans

These products I use in my Baked Tuna Casserole recipe.

It's easy with no clean-up and I can freeze

extra portions for another day.

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      Fay Favored 2 years ago from USA

      Nice to see you. Hope you write some new articles soon. Miss reading your writing.

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      Aladdins Cave 2 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Hi Fay and hubby

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      @JoleneBelmain: Let me know how you like it. Thanks Jolene.

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      JoleneBelmain 3 years ago

      I have never made a tuna casserole, but I have had a couple that are just amazing!! I will be trying to make some in the near future, so thank-you for your tuna casserole recipe :)

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      @Sylvestermouse: This one is pretty good Cynthia. Hope you get a chance to make it.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 4 years ago from United States

      I do love tuna, but would you believe I have never made a tuna casserole. I will have to try your recipe and thanks for the additional links too.

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      @smine27: Let me know how it turns out. Nice to see you.

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      Shinichi Mine 4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      Sounds like a delicious way to use tuna. Although I've heard of tuna casseroles while living in Hawaii, I've never had it before. Guess what's for dinner tonight? Hope you're having an awesome day!

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      @anonymous: Thank you I appreciate the support. We were talking about having this for dinner just this afternoon. Nice to see you Susie.

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      It's been too long since I fixed a tuna casserole. Who doesn't love tuna? Even my cat(s) love tuna. Yumm!

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      You had me at tuna! SquidAngel blessings.

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      These recipes look delish and easy, I have to pin this to my recipes folder and of course this is *blessed*

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      GrimRascal 5 years ago from Overlord's Castle

      I don't really like fish but tuna is an exception

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      Amazing work, well done. Bookmarked!

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      funbee lm 5 years ago

      A great selection of tuna recipes, some of them look really tempting! mmm.

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

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      CCTVwebmaster 5 years ago

      Great lens, will definitely try making some tasty tuna dishes!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This entire lens was so interesting.. And I loved all those colorful recipes.. :)

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      ismeedee 5 years ago

      What great recipes; tuna is so versatile! We often make tuna mushroom pie, that's really yum too!! :)

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      Leah J. Hileman 5 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      Yum. This is great! Definitely bookmarking this for future reference.

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      neotony 5 years ago

      i like Charlie, the Starkist tuna guy!

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      @aesta1: You probably had some really good recipes I'm sure.

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      @Camden1: I didn't like it as a child either, but then my mom never used cheese. Nice to see you again.

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      queenofduvetcover 5 years ago

      mmmm...thanks for sharing!

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      When we were in Maldives, tuna is what we have mostly and we loved it. We were able to contain our weight.

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      Camden1 5 years ago

      This sounds delicious! I love tuna casserole, unfortunately my kids don't.

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      ae dc 5 years ago

      i love tuna!! *bookmarked/ pinned :)

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      @tobydavis: Thank you for stopping by.

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      @MichaelDubrovnik: I hope your wife makes it for you and it becomes a favorite of yours. I'm planning on making it tonight.

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      @KimGiancaterino: Glad you like them. This dish is filling and I love the fact I can freeze it.

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      tobydavis 5 years ago

      Looove tuna - yummy! Fab recipes!

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      MichaelDubrovnik 5 years ago

      You absolutely did. Those easy cheesy dishes looks great for serving guests. Sending this lens to my wife now hehe.

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      Next to macaroni & cheese, the tuna casserole is the best comfort food dish ever created. Your animated graphics are adorable!

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      thememorybooksh1 5 years ago

      A lot of information i fount on tuna here, i like it very much..

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      Rosaquid 5 years ago

      I love tuna casserole. Thanks for sharing this!

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      blessedmomto7 5 years ago

      Thanks for all the links! I have tons of tuna to use up!

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      Psycho Free Zone 5 years ago from USA

      Bookmarking this!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Your tuna casserole sounds fabulous and baked is the way to go for sure to get those flavors all just right and all that cheese is sure to please. I can imagine your Italian seasoning and oregano adding special fragrance an flavor. I'm a tuna lover so will enjoy looking at a few new recipes, yummily done!