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Golden Tuna Casserole

Mushrooms, green peppers and onion are added to boxed macaroni and cheese in this comforting take on the classic tuna bake. "It is a delicious, hearty and quick-to-fix dinner," writes Helen Suter from Golconda, Illinois. "I serve it with a tossed salad and hot rolls."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4-6 servings


  • 1 package (7-1/4 ounces) macaroni and cheese mix
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tuna, drained
  • 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 jar (2 ounces) diced pimientos, drained


  • Set aside the cheese sauce packet. In a saucepan, cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and set aside.
  • In the same pan, saute onion and green pepper in butter. Return macaroni to the pan. Add milk and contents of cheese sauce packet; stir until smooth. Stir in the soup, tuna, mushrooms and pimientos.
  • Pour into a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 317 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 964mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 16g protein.

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  • acooley
    Jan 19, 2016

    This is maybe the best tuna casserole I've ever made- it went over well with absolutely everyone and I was surprised it didn't just take like cheapo mac and cheese with tuna thrown in. Very very good!

  • goodfriends432351
    Jan 12, 2014

    I would try this with a low sodium lo fat cream of celery soup....that woukld bring sodium counts and fats within healthier ranges.

  • bessymer
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  • gogrannygo2
    Apr 19, 2012

    A quick, nutritious and economical tuna casserole. I lowered the fat and calorie content by using low fat milk, low fat cream of celery soup and margarine.

  • Paula K.
    Oct 8, 2011

    I love this "Tuna Casserole" is comfort food, for sure! Very easy to make, and have made dozens of times over the years!

  • billjack3
    Apr 2, 2010

    This casserole was very delicious and my family really loved it. I also added frozen peas to it. I also e-mailed this recipe to family and friends of ours and they said they will be making it also. Thank you very much for the great recipe.

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    May 14, 2006

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