Tuna Casserole

    1 hour

    If you're stuck for ideas - this is an easy, yet filling dinner that the whole family can enjoy. If you like, you can skip the baking part or sprinkle some breadcrumbs over the top before baking.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 225g tagliatelle pasta
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 2 tablespoons plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon salt (optional)
    • 235ml milk
    • 140g mature Cheddar cheese, grated
    • 1 (185g) tin tuna, drained
    • 400g peas, tinned or frozen and thawed

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat the oven to 175 degrees C.
    2. In a large pot of salted water, boil tagliatelle until al dente. Drain well.
    3. In a medium saucepan, combine flour, butter and salt. Stir until butter is melted and ingredients are combined evenly. Add milk, and whisk until the sauce thickens (usually it is at the proper consistency by the time it begins to boil). Add cheese to mixture, and whisk until cheese is melted and mixture is well blended. Stir in tuna, peas, and pasta. Spread evenly in prepared dish.
    4. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.

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    I made this dish today. It was good, but needs adjustment. I used two cans of tuna, and with 8 oz of noodles, it requires more cheesesauce or at least a thinner one. My casserole was dry. Thin the cheese sauce with milk to make it creamier or use less noodles. I will make it again.  -  13 Feb 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I had to doctor up the sauce with seasonings to get some kind of flavor into it. Also, the amount of liquid stated would have left me with a very dry casserole, so I tripled the sauce and it was perfect. I topped the casserole with buttered Panko crumb and some parm cheese. This recipe has the makings of a good dish, but you really need to play around with it. Thank you Cat!  -  06 Apr 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I never thought I would like Tuna Casserole made without Mushroom soup. Boy was I wrong! This was fantastic! I doubled the sauce and added a few splashes of Frank's to it. I used frozen peas and a big can of tuna and I added a can of mushrooms. So good with a sprinkle of french fried onions on top. YUM! thanks for the great recipe Cat!  -  30 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)