This tuna noodle casserole with peas recipe is the perfect one dish meal. Adding vegetables to your casserole recipes not only boosts nutrition, it also makes this perfect meal when you don’t want to fuss with a bunch of extra side dishes.
Of course, if you want you could add a nice green salad and maybe treat your family to some nice homemade bread. Either way, this easy tuna casserole recipe will be on the table in no time!
Adding frozen peas to this tuna casserole recipe makes it an easy one dish meal, but if you have a few picky eaters you could leave them out and serve them as a side dish instead.
- 1 (12 ounce) package medium egg noodles
- 2 (10.75 ounce cans) cream of mushroom soup
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 (12 ounce) can tuna packed in water, drained
- 2 (4 ounce) cans mushroom stems and pieces, drained
- 2 cups frozen peas
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup crackers, crushed (recommended, Ritz)
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 13x9x2 cooking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
Boil egg noodles according to package directions, but under cook but a minute or two they are al dente (they will finish cooking in the oven) and drain.
In large bowl, combine the soup and milk and stir until well blended. Add the tuna, mushrooms, frozen peas, salt and pepper. Fold in egg noodles and stir to combine.
Pour noodle mixture into casserole dish. Sprinkle with the crushed crackers and drizzle with melted butter.
Bake unvovered for 30-35 minutes or until bubbly.
Tuna Noodle Casserole With Peas Recipe Tips and Serving Suggestions
You can make this recipe lower in fat by using reduced fat cream soup along with skim milk and either reduce or omit the cracker and butter topping. Skim milk is often the only milk that I have on hand and I find that it works well in most casserole dishes.
If you are worried about sodium you can omit the salt and choose a low sodium version of cream of mushroom soup.
This is a great main dish meal but can easily be stretched to serve more people by adding a few extra side dishes.
Tuna fish casserole is not only an economical meal, it is one of those meals that can be put together with pantry staples that you may already have on hand. In fact, you should keep these ingredients on hand for those nights that you just don’t know what to make for dinner.
For a different twist on a classic tuna noodle casserole try it with chicken instead! We like this easy chicken noodle casserole, which calls for similar ingredients.