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Recipes with Tuna: 15 Variations on Your Favorite Tuna Noodle Casserole Recipes


Updated January 03, 2017
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Ah, the tuna casserole. It was a classic dish of the 1950s and is still around today. Why? Because it's a delicious comfort food that's easy to make. Our collection, Recipes with Tuna: 15 Variations on Your Favorite Tuna Noodle Casserole Recipes, takes the dinner you know and love and adds a new spin. You could eat a different version of tuna noodle casserole for two weeks straight and not get bored. Well, that may not be true. Two weeks of tuna noodle casserole might get a little redundant. The point, however, is that you can do a lot to a tuna noodle casserole to spruce it up.

Ritzy Tuna Noodle CasseroleTake your pick of tuna noodle casseroles. We have upscale, ritzy, puffy, truffled, and more. To find out what all of that means, take a look at our Tuna Noodle Casseroles with a Twist. We also feature the classic version - four different ways. Afterall, it's a classic for a reason, so take a gander and see if they're better than your version at home. Finally, we have a few "lighter" recipes for you. They're full of flavor and nutritional bonuses, so don't pass 'em up. After looking at all of these casserole recipes with tuna, you'll want to try them all!

Recipes with Tuna:
15 Variations on Your Favorite
Tuna Noodle Casserole Recipes

Recipes with Tuna: 15 Variations on Your Favorite Tuna Noodle Casserole Recipes

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Tuna noodle casserole is a classic food just like your mother and grandmother used to make. Get more vintage recipes in this collection of 24 Old-Fashioned Recipes.

Tuna Noodle Casseroles with a Twist

     Tuna Rice Casserole with SpinachUpscale Tuna Noodle Casserole

  1. Classed Up Tuna Noodle Casserole - Everything in this meal is fresh and scratch-made. Fresh mushrooms, fresh herbs, quality tuna, and a homemade sauce instead of cream soup.
  2. Tuna Rice Casserole with Spinach (pictured) - Recipes with tuna don't always use noodles. Rice works well, too. Cheese, homemade cream of mushroom soup, and spinach make this tuna casserole something special.
  3. Tuna Casserole Topped with Crispy Hash Browns - Get ready for a wonderful, carb-overload. Spaghetti, macaroni, egg noodles, and hash browns fill this dish. Add bacon, sausage, or ham for a little extra protein.
  4. Ritzy Tuna Noodle Casserole - Ritz crackers form a crunchy crust on top of this excellent tuna noodle casserole. Celery and mushrooms complement the peas.
  5. Tuna Noodle Casserole Remix - Broccoli, cauliflower, and black olives replace peas, which are normally in a tuna noodle casserole. A creamy sauce holds everything together and a Parmesan panko topping is the icing on the cake.
  6. Tuna Noodle Casserole with Leeks and Fresh Dill - Adding leeks and dill to a tuna noodle casserole is a great idea because they add nice flavors. Gruyere cheese makes it creamy and potato chips add a little saltiness.
  7. Upscale Tuna Noodle Casserole (pictured) - Not all tuna casseroles are created equal. In this recipe, the tuna and pasta are covered in a dreamy béchamel sauce and herbs bring in more flavor.
  8. Truffled Tuna Noodle Casserole - Here's another fancy-schmancy recipe. A mushroom and white wine sauce replaces canned soup, fried shallots and chives replace the breadcrumb topping, and truffle oil and truffle salt add a new dimension of flavor.


Classic Tuna Noodle Casseroles

     Vintage Tuna Noodle CasseroleTuna Noodle Casserole for Two

  1. Grandma's Tuna Casserole - You can always trust Grandma's food to be good. This particular recipe is simple, but definitely not boring. Onions and peppers add a great burst of flavor to this easy tuna casserole recipe.
  2. Grandpa's Noodle Casserole - This is basically your classic tuna casserole, but it features a surprise ingredient: spinach. This budget-friendly tuna casserole recipe won't break the bank.
  3. Tuna Noodle Casserole for Two (pictured) - This is a great recipe if you don't have a lot of mouths to feed. It makes enough for two people, and is so tasty, you may actually be sad that there are no leftovers.
  4. Vintage Tuna Noodle Casserole (pictured) - This is perhaps the most classic version of a tuna noodle casserole - straight out of the 50s. Compare it with your version and then decide which one's better.



Tuna is lovingly called "chicken of the sea." For chicken recipes that you'll love just as much as these recipes with tuna, check out our free, printable collection, 12 Top-Rated Chicken Casserole Recipes.


Lighter Tuna Noodle Casseroles

Tuna Casserole with a TwistLightened Up Tuna Noodle Casserole

  1. Lightened Up Tuna Noodle Casserole (pictured) - Tuna noodle casseroles are not always the healthiest dishes around, which is why you need to give this one a try. Whole wheat noodles, carrots, mushrooms, peas, and fat-free dairy products are on the ingredients list.
  2. Tuna Casserole with a Twist (pictured) - You won't find any soup here. Instead, you get whole wheat pasta, spinach, and cheese. The overall flavor is subtle and it's absolutely delicious.
  3. Creamy and Crunchy "Tuna" Casserole - You'll enjoy this meal so much, it will take you awhile before you realize there's no tuna in it! Tofu is used instead, and the whole thing is vegan. No one will be able to guess how healthy this recipe is.

For more of our best casserole recipes, download a free, printable copy of 11 Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipes.

BONUS Tuna Noodle Casserole

1950s Tuna Noodle Casserole

This is an old-fashioned version of the go-to comfort food recipe. Nothing beats the time-tested taste of this easy casserole recipe. Mushrooms, peas, and onions make this casserole a complete meal!

1950s Tuna Noodle Casserole

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