De-Lightful Tuna Casserole Recipe
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De-Lightful Tuna Casserole Recipe

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This mild, homemade tuna casserole will truly satisfy your family's craving for comfort food without all the fat! —Colleen Willey, Hamburg, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 1 package (7 ounces) elbow macaroni
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) reduced-fat reduced-sodium condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 can (5 ounces) light water-packed tuna, drained and flaked
  • 2 tablespoons diced pimientos
  • 3 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup crushed cornflakes

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups: 329 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 684mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 2 lean meat.


  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the soup, mushrooms, cheese, milk, tuna, pimientos, onion, mustard and salt. Drain macaroni; add to tuna mixture and mix well.
  2. Transfer to a 2-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with cornflakes. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly.
    Freeze option: Cool unbaked casserole before topping with cornflakes; cover and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Top casserole with cornflakes and bake as directed; increase time as necessary to heat through and for a thermometer inserted in center to read 165°.
    Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as De-Lightful Tuna Casserole in Light & Tasty October/November 2007, p56

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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cimgraph User ID: 4094097 217906
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2015

"Creamy and satisfying recipe. Only two things I did differently were I substituted chopped sun dried tomatoes instead of pimentos since it was what I had on hand and added a half cup of chopped broccoli to mixture. We had not made this in ages, and we liked this a lot."

jtermont User ID: 1863534 214774
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2014

"I liked this recipe for tuna casserole. I substituted 4oz can sliced mushrooms for the fresh mushrooms just to save some time. It was still very good! I will likely make this recipe again!"

ebourn User ID: 5393235 75033
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2014

"Bland. Didn't like it at all."

scubacas User ID: 5298067 162332
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2013

"I've been searching for the perfect tuna noodle casserole...this wasn't perfect...I'm still looking...but overall this was pretty good and until I find the perfection I am looking for I would probably make this again"

ladyinred8473 User ID: 1362994 147420
Reviewed May. 8, 2013

"Didn't have corn flakes, so put French fried onion rings on top-delicious!"

chelseaspiegel User ID: 6394642 162320
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2013

"This dish was fabulous! I'm not a fan of mushrooms so I added celery instead. It gave a nice touch to the recipe with a slight crunch. I also added onion powder as opposed to dried onion flakes. Maybe that gave it a bit more flavor? I will definitely be making this on a regular basis. easy and delicious!"

LMA66 User ID: 6854199 162129
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2012

"A must try! I read the reviews before doing this recipe and a couple of reviews negative. Hesitant I went ahead and tried this recipe and what a hit! My husband (who doesn't like things healthy) loved this dinner. Very closed to the taste of the original recipe. I will make this again."

elmasquemas User ID: 6813799 162319
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2012

"Light, super easy to make, and yummy. Pack it for lunch to work or serve at dinner for your loved ones. This is not fine cuisine, but a comfy, quick, yummy dish. Loved it!!"

lalg User ID: 6112442 66968
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2012

"I have been trying for years to get my 10 yr old son to eat Tuna casserole because it's always been one of my favorites! Using the macaroni noodles instead of wide egg noodles did the trick! We all love it."

Delta Dawn User ID: 3714165 66967
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2011

"Made it tonite and didn't really care for it. Just no real personality, very so-so.


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