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Tuna Noodle Casserole for Two

My mom made this tuna casserole through the years...a delicious family dish, but good for any occasion. I often serve it for a luncheon along with garlic bread and a salad. It's quick and easy to prepare, freezes well and makes a complete meal.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 2 cups cooked wide egg noodles
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tuna, drained and flaked
  • 2/3 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/4 cup crushed cornflakes


  • In a small saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until blended. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in the noodles, tuna and peas.
  • Transfer to a greased 1-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with cornflakes. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until bubbly around the edges.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 474 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 1120mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 5g fiber), 36g protein.

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  • Lady Fingers
    Oct 5, 2018

    The cornflakes make a great topping.

  • Kim
    Apr 17, 2018

    I just made this this evening. I read the reviews first and I added cheese and a bread crumb topping. I also added more seasoning

  • katlaydee3
    Sep 27, 2017

    This was a really good tuna casserole recipe. I used a little extra salt and pepper because of the comments about blandness, and I found it very tasty. I ended up buying 2 Bumble Bee Premium Albacore Tuna in Water pouches (2.5 oz each). I found this was the best solution to the change in tuna can sizes. This was the first time I had tried the pouches and I wasn't sure about the drained weight since it wasn't marked on the package. As it turns out, there was no excess water to drain off so I used 5 oz in the casserole. For anyone who is interested, the pouches are a little more expensive at $1.89 each at Kroger.

  • BoJe
    Apr 14, 2015

    Easy enough to make. I did add a little garlic powder and used seasoned salt instead of table salt because it looked like it could be bland with just salt and pepper. I also mixed the corn flake crumbs with a tbsp of melted butter.

  • TNbluffbaker
    Dec 12, 2013

    A friend made this for me when I was sick. It was good, but too bland.

  • Rusai
    Feb 19, 2012

    It was to bland, the tuna got lost.

  • Debbie_BayVillage
    Jan 15, 2012

    I've made this several times - DS loves it! I used toasted seasoned bread crumbs instead of crushed cornflakes for the topping.

  • shutyomouth
    Feb 5, 2009

    That would be great if you could post it andrewsprincess.

  • Moonbow
    Feb 5, 2009

    Andrewsprincess, could you please post your tuna noodle casserole recipe!  I would love to see it - our family enjoys tuna noodle casseroles!  Thanks so much!

  • andrewsprincess
    Feb 5, 2009

    I have a great recipe from my sister if anyone would like it I'll post it