Tuna Noodle Casserole

There is nothing better than putting a bunch of ingredients in one dish and walking away from it to let it cook. That is way I love Crockpot meals and casseroles because they don’t need a lot of cooking to make them. I would like to share another quick casserole recipe using tuna. I love tuna casserole and this is another popular highly requested recipe people ask me about.

My daughter isn’t a big fan of food with more than one ingredient. The more stuff that’s in it the more disgusted she is with the recipe. She likes her meals very simple. She will not eat this recipe.

I’ve found a lot of people don’t like tuna. If not, you can always substitute with chicken instead. I absolutely hate using cream of mushroom soup in my tuna casseroles and anyone who prepares it that way I more than likely won’t eat it. I don’t care how good it is. Here is my favorite tuna casserole recipe I would like to share.


2 cans tuna

1 package egg noodles

1 cup miracle whip

½ cup sour cream

2 to 3 stalks celery

1 small onion

2 tbsp thyme

1 package shredded mozzarella

Salt and pepper to taste

Cook the egg noodles according to package directions. Turn your oven on so it is hot when it’s time to put in casserole. Drain the noodles. Chop up the onion and celery. In a skillet use about 2 tbsp olive oil and sauté the onion and celery until tender. Grab a 2 quart casserole dish and put noodles in and add the cooked vegetables. Open the cans of tuna and drain out the liquid. I use tuna in water. Add the tuna to the casserole mixture. Add in the cup of miracle whip and ½ cup sour cream. Add the 2 tbsp thyme and add the salt and pepper to taste. Stir the mixture around making sure everything is together well. Add the package of mozzarella cheese mixing it in with a spoon. Put casserole into hot 350 degree oven and bake until bubbly about 30-40 minutes. Take out of oven. I like to serve this dish with warm buttered rolls and a green vegetable like peas, green beans, or steamed asparagus. I like hot tuna casseroles but some people don’t. I have eaten this same recipe the following day cold and it’s just as good. I suggest trying it both ways. Enjoy!