How Long To Cook Tuna Noodle Casserole At 350

Ingredients for Tuna Noodle Casserole

To make this creamy, cheesy, warm, and comforting tuna noodle casserole, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Vegetables: The onion, mushrooms, and peas in this warm casserole add a ton of flavor, texture, and color.
  • Butter: Butter provides a delicious golden brown and crispy texture to the breadcrumb topping and serves as the foundation for the thick cream sauce.
  • Flour: To make a roux, flour and butter are combined, thickening the creamy sauce.
  • Milk and Broth: To make the creamy sauce, which is rich and flavorful, we combine both milk and broth.
  • Cream Cheese: Cream cheese adds rich flavor and thickness to the creamy sauce, making it reminiscent of your grandmother’s canned condensed soups.
  • Wide Egg Noodles: The wide shape and delicate texture of the egg noodles perfectly complement the chunks of tuna throughout.
  • To keep this recipe light and inexpensive, I used chunk light tuna packed in water. Solid white albacore tuna will provide even better flakey chunks of tuna in the casserole if your budget allows it.
  • Breadcrumbs: As the casserole bakes, a straightforward buttery breadcrumb topping adds the perfect amount of texture. Some like to substitute potato chips or crushed Ritz crackers for the breadcrumbs.
  • Parmesan: Adding a small amount of Parmesan to the breadcrumb mixture gives the breadcrumbs the ideal flavor.

What Ingredients are in Tuna Casserole?

  • Without canned tuna, tuna fish casserole is not possible!
  • Egg noodles – Tuna casserole with egg noodles is delicious. Just make sure you cook them al dente first.
  • Yellow onion – Lends that nice pungent flavor.
  • Chop the celery into the perfect sized pieces for that savory flavor.
  • Frozen peas – Defrost them first
  • Butter – Makes this casserole rich and delicious.
  • The key to the casserole’s creaminess and a staple in any traditional tuna casserole recipe is cream of mushroom soup.
  • Milk – Makes it even creamier
  • Shredded cheddar – More cheese, please! Choose the sharp variety.
  • Adds a fresh element to this pantry staple casserole with fresh parsley.
  • More shredded cheddar cheese, melted butter, panko bread crumbs, and fresh parsley will be used to make the crumb topping.

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Tuna Noodle Casserole Every Time

  • Use any pasta you like. Use any other small-shaped pasta if you don’t have egg noodles and don’t want to run to the store. If necessary, you can also choose a gluten-free option.
  • Add other veggie leftovers if you like. Without any complaints from the family, homemade classic tuna noodle casserole is the ideal way to use up small scraps of vegetables!
  • Change up your cheese. A classic is sharp cheddar, but once more, give it a try if you only have another kind of cheese. It would be fantastic with fontina, white cheddar, or even a smoked Gruyere.

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