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Macaroni Tuna Casserole

This dish is so easy to fix, and the flavor is better than any tuna helper I've ever tried. It was a staple when I was in college since a box of macaroni and cheese and a can of tuna cost so little. —Suzanne Zick, Osceola, Arkansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 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 whole milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Minced fresh parsley, optional


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 522 calories, 29g fat (15g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 1208mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 22g protein.

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  • Gary
    Jan 5, 2021

    Fast, tasty, filling comfort food. I used cream of mushroom soup and topped with bread crumbs before baking. Good stuff!

  • Tess
    Dec 23, 2020

    Sounds like high school eats but it really is fast and good. On a crappy day, this'll fix what ails you!!

  • momofajj
    Nov 8, 2020

    No comment left

  • Medic 716
    Oct 1, 2020

    This was so easy to make and one of the best Tuna dishes I have had.

  • Kim
    Sep 19, 2020

    Completely delicious recipe! I made just as stated with one addition: I added a small amount of pepper-jack cheese because I had an open package that needed using. It turned out great. Just a hint of the pepper-jack for added flavor but it was not overpowering. I want to try this with added mushrooms sometime but even without extras, this is an awesome recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  • Laura
    Apr 26, 2020

    I'd forgotten about what my husband used to jokingly call "Tuna Bloat" when I made it for our young sons... then today, when I realized that there wasn't enough Mayo to make the tuna, egg and macaroni salad I was intending, I looked up Tuna

  • Helen
    Oct 3, 2018

    Although I added sprinkled seasoned breadcrumbs on top before baking. The family loved it.

  • DuckyD
    Jun 18, 2018

    This recipe is good, but I think it could be better. I followed the recipe exactly except that I added an additional 5 oz. can of tuna. Next time, I think that I will add celery as well as onion and maybe bell pepper. The creaminess of the dish is very nice.

  • Angel182009
    Mar 22, 2018

    My husband and I thought this was a great tuna casserole. I loved how simple it was to put togethers and it's usually with ingredients I already have on hand.

  • Sam
    Feb 15, 2018

    I made this dish using cream of broccoli soup and almond milk. It was delicious and easy! My family loved it.