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