Tuna Casserole

Easy, bright, fluffy, and super flavorful tuna casserole recipe!

I grew up loving tuna sandwiches. I don’t know what it is about it…I just did. I could even smell it from quite far away …. but then again, it’s fish, so anyone could. My dad was the only other person in my family who enjoyed tuna. When I went to college, a roommate of mine boiled some egg noodles, poured tuna, sour cream, and peas in the pot and mixed it all up. I was intrigued. I had never had anything like it and I loved it! She told me it was a simplified version of tuna casserole. So, I came to love tuna casserole!

Easy and super flavorful tuna casserole recipe!

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As an adult, I made tuna casserole (as an actual casserole) many times. Justin doesn’t like tuna or sour cream. But, he’ll eat my tuna casserole. And, Rhys really enjoys it (it has his favorite vegetable–peas!). So, just like C4, it’s one of our staples. So, I figured, it’s been long enough that I need to put the recipe on the blog!

Tuna Casserole

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Tuna Casserole

Ingredients

  • 1 bag egg noodles
  • 1 8 oz tub of sour cream
  • 2 cans of tuna
  • 1.5 cup of cheese
  • 1 cup of peas
  • 1 cup smashed potato chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Boil noodles until soft.
  2. In an 8x8 casserole dish, mix in the noodles, sour cream, tuna, peas, and 1 cup of cheese.
  3. In a ziplock bag, smash the potato chips into crumbs. We typically like to use salt and vinegar chips for an extra zing.
  4. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of cheese on top of casserole, then top with the smashed potato chips.
  5. Cook for about 20 minutes then serve.
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Easy and super flavorful tuna casserole recipe! Easy and super flavorful tuna casserole recipe! Easy and super flavorful tuna casserole recipe!

My absolute favorite part of the casserole are the edges and the especially the corners. It gets crispy and allows the potato chips to take the main flavor. Easy and super flavorful tuna casserole recipe! But, I also love the exact middle and “slurping up” the noodles–the sour cream really brings out the flavor of the tuna! I love the “almost burnt” crunch! Rhys loves the peas–sometimes he’ll pick them out. But, the biggest surprise is that Justin (who doesn’t care for tuna alone or sour cream) wants seconds!

This is a staple now in our family. Last time we had it, Evelyn just stared at it. I gave her a tiny piece of chip and her face was so funny when she got the vinegar flavor!

Easy and super flavorful tuna casserole recipe! Easy and super flavorful tuna casserole recipe!

Do you like tuna casserole? How do you make it?

Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.
  • I don’t think I’ve ever had tuna casserole! I don’t think I’d like this one because I imagine the fat macros are really high (sour cream & chips), but it sounds delicious and tuna is SO good for you that it might still be worthwhile.

    • Tuna is absolutely delicious! Sometimes, I’ll have plain tuna,..no mayo or anything…on top of Wasa crackers. Or, I’ll mix it with poppy seed dressing. I also love making tuna salads…romaine lettuce, shredded cheese, tuna, peas, tomatoes, and poppyseed dressing.

  • Carrie Ostergard

    This looks delicious!!!! Thanks for sharing. Will definitly be pinning to my need to make this Asap list.

    • Thank you so much for pinning, Carrie!

  • It does sound really good! We like tuna noodle casserole in my house. I would just have to make it with fat free sour cream, cheese, and baked chips, but I think it would still work.

    • Typically, I buy fat free sour cream, too….to be honest, I can’t tell the difference in taste, so why not go fat free?

  • This sounds really good! I love that it’s so easy to put together. Perfect after a day of work when I’m looking for an excuse to order out but don’t want to spend the money!

    • Definitely very easy to put together. And, you can also put it all together and not cook it…just put it in the freezer for a long/hard day when you don’t feel like cooking! Then, just pull it out and heat it up!

  • niftythriftythings

    Oh my, this sounds and looks delicious!! 🙂
    Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  • Amanda Maxwell

    This was one of my favorite dishes growing up! May throw it into the lineup now!

    • I never had it until I was an adult! Glad I’m not the only one who loves it!

  • Jessica

    This looks so good! What a great simple, delicious meal for a week night.

    • Thank you so much, Jessica!

  • Patricia

    I don’t make casseroles nearly enough. But they are so good! I will definitely try this!

    • You won’t be sorry, Patricia!

  • Rachel Loza

    I really need to make this! Sounds delicious!