Macaroni Tuna Casserole Recipe
- 1 package (7-1/4 ounces) macaroni and cheese
- 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted
- 1 can (5 ounces) tuna, drained and flaked
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
- Minced fresh parsley, optional
- 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare macaroni and cheese according to package directions. Stir in soup, tuna and milk. Pour into a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese and, if desired, parsley. Bake, uncovered, 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.
Reviews for Macaroni Tuna Casserole
"I made this dish frequently while my kids were growing up-- it's SO kid-friendly! I have always doubled the amount of tuna called for in ANY tuna recipe to make sure there was enough protein per person served and this dish was no exception. 1 6-oz. can is hardly enough for 2 folks, let alone 4. I enjoyed the cream of celery flavor--a nice change from the cream of chicken or mushroom that is more prevalent. The recipe is so easy, the kids can help you make it!"
"I had such a taste for this after I saw the recipe, so I made it tonight!!! I made it according to the directions but used Cream of Mushroom soup. Also added the cheese and some crushed potato chips. It was delicious and I will bet it will taste even better tomorrow!!! An old comfort food re-visited. It brought back memories of my mother!!!"
"I have made this for years. I also add a can of peas."
"this was beyond disgusting. made exactly as written and the whole thing ended up in the trash! what a waste of money."
"Great recipe !"
"I found this recipe almost 20 years ago in a Taste of Home magazine. I have made it numerous times over the years. If you like tuna casserole you are sure to enjoy this."
"@ Alfoa - Whenever a recipe says to prepare according to package directions, it means to use the ingredients on the package and prepare like the box says to. The recipe usually does NOT include those ingredients or measurements, unless it specifically says so. So, in this case, you would use 1/4 cup milk, margarine, and the 1/2 cup milk called for in this recipe ingredients list. With this particular recipe, it wouldn't matter..you can make with a little less milk (even substitute evaporated milk or half-n-half) or no butter, use cream of celery, chicken, or mushroom soup. It will taste slightly different with each change, but still be delicious!"
"I decided to try this recipe because my daughters love mac and cheese, and I think I enjoyed it more than they did! I prepared the mac and cheese as I normally would (using the ingredients on the box), accidentally used 98% fat-free cream of celery soup (we couldn't tell), 1 1/2 cups of frozen peas and then sprinkled crushed baked potato chips and about 1/4 cup of cheese on the top in lieu of the full cup of cheese. Extremely creamy and delicious warmed up the next day as well!"
"This is the third recipe I have made from Taste of Home with incomplete or incorrect instructions. It says, "Prepare macaroni and cheese according to package directions". Well, the package says to use 1/4 cup of milk, and also margarine. Yet margarine is not in the list of ingredients in the recipe! So, do I add margarine an additional 1/4 cup of milk? I decided not to. Luckily, it turned out well.Response to MiMi: Thanks. That might be an outdated way of doing things now. Most online recipes, including TOH, have an option to add the ingredients to your shopping list. If additional items are on the box, but not in the recipe, they would not get added to the shopping list. It worked out for this particular recipe, but there are other TOH recipes that could easily be ruined."
"This is an awesome recipe!!! I made this for dinner tonight and the flavors were amazing. Of course i added a few extra things. I sauteed some portabello mushrooms, onions & minced garlic together and sprinkled with a Lil garlic powder. I also doubled the recipe. But instead i used 1 can of cream of chicken and 1 can of cream of mushroom. I also mixed together with Jack Colby cheese and sprinkled the top with Sharp Cheddar ...it was Deeelicious!!!!! Thanks for your ideas.."
"With Lent underway, I am always looking for new recipes. I made this tonight, was very yummy. I will admit that I used some improvising though. I used mushroom soup instead of celery, chopped some fresh mushrooms, and spread a layer of bread crumbs on top before baking. Loved the little extra crunch! I will make this again."
"Been in a dinner rut lately and needed some inspiration...made this with some modifications. Used the boxed mac n cheese but didn't have the cream of celery so I made a cup of white sauce and threw in some diced celery and a sprinkle of celery seed. Also added 2 chopped hard bolied eggs some diced onion and mixed a handful of shredded cheddar into noodle and tuna mix. Topped with crumbled potato chips. Yummo! Add-ins are endless. Will be making this again!"
"Making this tuna casserole for the 3rd. time this year! Recipe is EXCELLENT on the budget! YUMMY COMFORT FOOD! :D"
"Absolutely fantastic . This was so good I made it twice in the same week. YUM YUM"
"Absolutely fantastic. This is so good I made it twice in one week. YUM!!!!!!!!"
"This was soo easy to prepare and the flavor was amazing for such low cost. I will definitely be using this recipe for future meals!"
"good to eat. fun to improvise with."
"This was a nice change of pace from my typical tuna casserole. I did make some changes though. I didn't make the mac and cheese as directed before adding the other ingredients. I cooked the noodles and then after draining, I returned the noodles to the pot with about a half cup each of diced celery and onion. I sprinkled the powdered cheese over the mixture and then used a half cup of buttermilk to dissolve the powdered cheese. Also, I mixed in the shredded cheddar instead of topping the casserole with it. Then, about ten minutes before serving I topped it with crushed potato chips because I think any casserole is better with a crunchy top! The results were very creamy and delicious."
"My husband love Mac and cheese, this one is perfect, I used cream of mushroom instead. Thank you for sharing!!"
"Horrible, too runny. Won't make it again."
"I was out of cream of celery and cream of mushroom, so I used cream of chicken with some celery chopped up. It was delicious, I know that this will be a meal we want often. Thank you for this recipe."
"I never liked tuna noodle casserole till this one. I added some jalapeno jack cheese, pimentoes and peas to the mix. Oh, and I sprinkled doritoes on top and then put the whole thing in the oven. :o)"
"We love this and it is so easy to fix."
"We love this and it is so easy to fix."
"This was good, but it tastes just like tuna chesse helper. I get hamburger helper on sale for 0.75 and just to buy the cream of celery soup for this recipe was $1.20. So it makes more sense to make tuna helper, which is cheaper and only dirty's 1 pan."
"Very easy to make & delicious. A nice change from regular mac & cheese. My 11 year old loved it!"
"Loved it. Have made this for a few years. Have passed it along too!"
"I was looking for a quick and easy supper and this filled the bill nicely. It was so good and creamt! I used cream of mushroom instead of cream of celery, It was fabulous. The extra cheese on the top was the perfect touch."
"I never make any other tuna casserole as they just don't taste as good as this."
"I make this except I don't put in the extra cheese. I may try that though as you can't ever have too much cheese!"
Light-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.