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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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  • 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.

  • lshaw
    Apr 15, 2017

    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!

  • usedtoworkrn
    Mar 17, 2017

    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!!!

  • Angiethesinger
    Oct 3, 2016

    I have made this for years. I also add a can of peas.

  • bn8638
    May 1, 2016

    this was beyond disgusting. made exactly as written and the whole thing ended up in the trash! what a waste of money.

  • Cooklover123
    Mar 2, 2016

    Great recipe !