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Tuna 'n' Pea Casserole Recipe

Tuna 'n' Pea Casserole Recipe

Turn to this recipe when you want a tuna casserole that's a little different—the horseradish adds extra flavor. This dish is a tried-and-true favorite in our family, and it never fails. —Jackie Smulski, Lyons, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked egg noodles
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 jar (2 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) tuna, drained and flaked
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

Directions

  • 1. Cook noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the soup, mayonnaise, milk, horseradish, dill and pepper. Stir in the peas, mushrooms, onion, pimientos and tuna.
  • 2. Drain noodles; stir into soup mixture. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Toss bread crumbs and butter; sprinkle over the top.
  • 3. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 40-45 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cup: 505 calories, 25g fat (5g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 1196mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 5g fiber), 24g protein.

Reviews for Tuna 'n' Pea Casserole

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sgerchy User ID: 2796453 254458
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2016

"mscarole39 - I always use low-salt tuna and find that it is a lot less fishy-tasting."

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pggbutler User ID: 2482506 254413
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2016

"I love this casserole. I have made it since my Girl Scout days 60 years ago (minus the horseradish & dill). We called it "Tuna Wiggle." It works just as well in my home oven as a Dutch oven on a campfire. A true comfort dish."

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dzz1qy User ID: 6636475 225866
Reviewed May. 4, 2015

"Very good"

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luigimon User ID: 1692040 214183
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2014

"My new go to for tuna casserole! Loved this, excellent flavor, though I did add some salt. Yum!"

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AWayOfLife User ID: 5990469 156088
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2014

"This is a great recipe for tuna casserole. The next time I make, I will saute the onions first before adding. I also added some cheddar cheese. I used fresh mushrooms. It was wonderful. I will make it many times."

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casitia User ID: 5724376 209349
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2014

"Joyce...re your question about other possible seasonings. I make a similar tuna casserole without the dill or horseradish. I add shredded cheddar cheese and use cream of celery soup instead of cream of mushroom. I also add 2 shakes of Tabasco which you will never notice, but it enhances other favors."

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JoyceVB User ID: 7887524 100564
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2014

"I followed the recipe except I omitted the horseradish because when I went to pick it up "hot" and "extremely hot" was on every bottle. And my stomach can't handle "hot" stuff. It came out bland. So I don't think I'll be making this again until I figure out what seasoning to add to add some taste. I did learn a new trick from this recipe though. Bread crumbs and butter for a crispy topping. So it wasn't a total loss. Any cooks out there have any seasoning suggestions?"

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abreendre User ID: 1799143 157787
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2014

"What a difference the horseradish made. I'm glad I tried it. It's a keeper."

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SmittySmittySmitty User ID: 7613495 109206
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2014

"null"

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SmittySmittySmitty User ID: 7613495 157722
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2014

"Well, all be! This meel here is wonderes! My family didn't take to kindly too the turkey tho; their to hard to get round here; so I traded the turkey for bacon and added a lot of cechup, and I'll tell you its won of the best danged things I ever did munch!"

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Sunnygrammie User ID: 5547457 134959
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2013

"Very good. I took the suggestion of other reviewers and sauteed the onions. The only other thing I did differently was substitute rotini for the egg noodles because that's what I had on hand. I'll make this again."

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catyd User ID: 5888886 78672
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2013

"I agree with the others that this is one of the best tuna casseroles I've made. The dill flavor was a nice addition. I used frozen chopped onion so I had no issues with them. I'll definitely make it again."

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fishrgal User ID: 1182152 209348
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2013

"I quit making tuna casseroles about 40 years ago because I never found one with much flavor. I saw this recipe and knew I had to make it. I loved it, as well as my husband and grown daughter. It is so easy to make, the taste is superb! I did double the amount of peas but followed the recipe exactly otherwise. I will absolutely make this again and again. Thanks for submitting such a great recipe."

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kelcx2 User ID: 4627294 82194
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2013

"Very good. I cut the recipe in half. Will be making this again."

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la210 User ID: 793713 154590
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2013

"Made this recipe yesterday, delicious.

Used l can of mushroom and one can of celery.
Used green olives instead of pimientos.
Otherwise did everything as the recipe says."

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jhunt User ID: 3145416 156077
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2013

"This was so delicious. I did saute the onion before adding."

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lovestoshop2 User ID: 2662703 154589
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2013

"incredible good! thanks for a fab recipe."

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freestyle User ID: 1001932 209347
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2013

"Made as is......next time would sauté the onion with some peppers and celery. Very good though!!"

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mscarole39 User ID: 7087686 98915
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2013

"I HAVE HAD MADE THIS SIMILAR RECIPE OVER THE YEARS BUT NOT MUCH LATELY. FOR SOME REASON, I KNOW TUNA IS A FISH BUT LATELY NO MATTER WHAT BRAND I BUY IT IS TOO FISHY AND I DON'T KNOW WHY OR HOW YO CORRECT THIS. I USED NOTHING BUT I ONLY USE ALBACORE PACKED IN WATER. I WANT TO GO BACK USING TUNA IN MY DIET.

ANYONE OUT THERE WITH ANY IDEAS FOR ME??"

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janabelle User ID: 4105960 170014
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2013

"I cut the recipe in half because my husband doesn't eat casseroles (his loss), then my daughter stopped over and finished it off. I'll be making the full recipe from now on. It's very good."

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Tiger2008 User ID: 1252469 169871
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2013

"Best blue berry muffins recipe i ever tried."

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jhunt User ID: 3145416 169861
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2013

"This sound like a dish I want to try. Before I try it is that dry dill weed or fresh dill weed?"

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unccalum User ID: 4840588 168409
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2013

"I am not a big fan of tuna, but decided to make this recipe for dinner guests. They loved it - raved about it - and wanted the recipe. I made it exactly as the recipe called, and it turned out amazing. I actually doubled the recipe and put half into a casserole dish and froze it for next week. We can thaw it, cook it, and it's an easy dinner one night. All I will say is....there were no left-overs from this meal!"

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fallsrobin User ID: 6087827 170912
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2013

"BEST Tuna Casserole ever! Only recipe I will make from now on...usually tuna casserole is too bland...sorry, but I went with the additions of another reviewer and it was awesome! Sauteed the onion first, 1 can mushroom, 1 can cr. of celery, double horseradish, 1 tsp. curry powder and substituted 4 oz. can mild chilis for the pimento...I also doubled the breadcrumbs/butter topping and used Panko breadcrumbs...(the curry adds just that little bit of wow factor to the dish)...Sorry, I didn't make it exact, but this was GREAT!!!"

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Tinabear39 User ID: 4337302 78664
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2013

"This is very much the same recipe I have made for years. The only few differences is i hve never used the mayo, just 1 cup of milk. I also have never thought of using horseradish but sure will the next time. I love dill so always use it. I do saute the onions and a stalk of chopped celery and add to the mix.. Last time I made it I didn`t have bread crumbs so I used some of French`s fried onions for the topping. I also added some shredded cheddar cheese. If out of tuna, canned salmon works just as well."

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DocEyeback User ID: 6036620 134956
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2013

"Has anyone just reviewed the advertised recipe itself without modifications - would like to know how others liked the original (I really did)"

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DBoyer User ID: 427662 98510
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2013

"This is wonderful, but I leave out the dill weed. Also, what do you think about using salmon instead of tuna?"

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brownie29 User ID: 7089744 109203
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2013

"Calories?"

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Anne1964 User ID: 4419031 134951
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2013

"This is Very similar to a recipe that has been in my family for many years. The only exceptions are: instead of 2%milk I use a small can of evaporated . Also I had a big handful of sharp cheddar cheese to the mix. At the end, sometimes for a change, instead of the bread crumbs, I crunch of cheese crackers and put them on the top with the melted butter poured over them. Oh and I leave out the dill weed"

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tyansia User ID: 640349 170013
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2012 Edited Oct. 7, 2015

"Excellent. I added 1/2 tsp of curry, 1 tsp of hot mustard. Instead of pimentos, I added a small can of mild chillies."

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dnortz User ID: 522546 109202
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2011

"I halved this recipe and it came out great! Definitely a keeper."

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tyansia User ID: 640349 98506
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2011 Edited Oct. 7, 2015

"Excellent. I added 1/2 tsp of curry, 1 tsp of hot mustard. Instead of pimentos, I added a small can of mild chillies."

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mielsu User ID: 3702620 173139
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2010

"Very good. Reminds me of my mom's. Will keep this one."

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brkornhaus User ID: 118422 168408
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2010

"My husband doesn't like tuna, so I substituted canned chicken here with great success. A previous poster noted that the onions didn't thoroughly cook and I can confirm that. If crunchy onions might bother you, consider sauteeing them before adding."

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susnan User ID: 4129354 156076
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2010

"I'm not a big fan of tuna casseroles, but this one is very good. My husband liked it a lot. Since he doesn't like dill, I only used a pinch."

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meghabs User ID: 4476676 98505
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2010

"This is a good creamy casserole. The only change I would make next time, would be to sautee the onions slightly before adding them to the dish. They did not cook and were basically raw."

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tkarinas User ID: 4389335 154588
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2010

"Tuna and pea casserole is very delicious and one I make for my family any time I can. We love it and it's definitely a keeper."

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namayna User ID: 3439187 82192
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2010

"I have always added 3 boiled eggs cup up in my tuna casserole , so I added that, but this was a great recipe, everyone loved it."

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foodie11 User ID: 2053322 168359
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2010

"Very good and easy. I used fresh mushrooms and fresh sweet red pepper. It would be easy to halve this also. The horseradish really makes this recipe!"

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Classicrock User ID: 656532 98503
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2010

"I used medium egg noodles and (3) 5-oz. cans of tuna. -Lori in WI."

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adrianecole User ID: 1456480 157687
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2010

"After coming home from work this was super-easy to put together and through in the oven. First time making a tuna caserole in years, and as a tuna caserole skeptic, I was pleaseantly surprised. Very nice flavor, and easy to make over for a lower calorie low cholesterol version. Will experiment to make a little more creamy, but very good and comforting. I will make this again!"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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