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Tuna Mushroom Casserole

I love to serve this dressed-up version of a tuna casserole. The green beans add nice texture, color and flavor. The first time I made this dish, my uncle asked for seconds even though tuna casseroles are not usually his favorite. —Jone Furlong, Santa Rosa, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 package (9 ounces) frozen cut green beans
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1-1/2 cups cold whole milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2-1/2 cups egg noodles, cooked and drained
  • 1 can (12 ounces) light tuna in water, drained and flaked
  • 1/3 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, bring water and bouillon to a boil; stir until bouillon is dissolved. Add the next eight ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and milk until smooth; gradually add to vegetable mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in cheese and mayonnaise until cheese is melted. Fold in noodles and tuna.
  • Pour into a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. In a small skillet, brown bread crumbs in butter; sprinkle over casserole. Bake, uncovered, at 350° until heated through, 25-30 minutes.
Editor's Note
Reduced-fat or fat-free mayonnaise is not recommended for this recipe.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 343 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 770mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 24g protein.

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  • Corwin44
    Nov 6, 2019

    This was a great tuna casserole. I used cheddar cheese instead of Swiss and chicken bone broth instead of water. Very versatile recipe.

  • namrajm
    May 28, 2019

    One of my family’s favorites. I use home style noodles and substitute fresh asparagus for the green beans. Delicious!

  • Deborah
    Mar 13, 2019

    Needs a little more flavor. After first try I switched it up a bit. Added frozen julienned peppers instead of green beans, sliced green olives with pimentos, French fried onions instead of diced onions, doubled the cheese and crumbled more French fried onion rings over top. Yum!!

  • P vinod
    Feb 19, 2019

    Lovely

  • Mike
    Nov 15, 2018

    very tasty. I liked it

  • Catherine
    Feb 4, 2018

    was real good, except will either used herbed crumbs or something that makes it a bit more with crunch. maybe some grated parmesan on top.

  • rwippel
    Dec 4, 2017

    This might be one of the best tuna noodle casseroles I’ve ever had, and definitely one of the easiest! Love the addition of green beans and mushrooms. I was unsure about how the dill weed was going to taste, but it turned out beautifully. Also, I made ahead of time without the breadcrumbs. Then, I pulled it out of the fridge and baked off when I was ready to serve.

  • Roy
    Nov 4, 2017

    Really like this recipe. That said, I used frozen peas instead of green beans and sliced portobello mushrooms giving it a slightly smokey taste. Will make again.

  • toolbarsco
    Nov 4, 2017

    Love this recipe. It will most likely be my new go-to tuna casserole. I added some dried mustard and used two cans of tuna. Didn't have swiss cheese so used cheddar, used canned French-cut beans, and chicken broth instead of water bullion. It still came out tasting wonderful. That's the beauty of this recipe--you can play around with it plus you get those veggies into the family members!

  • 2124arizona
    May 7, 2017

    I'm not crazy about tuna, but I love this casserole!