Classic Tuna Noodle Casserole

An all time family favorite!

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Created By: StarKist

Average: 3.9 (332 votes)
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Prep Time:

5 minutes

Cook Time:

35 minutes



Nutritional Information

When using one 6.4 oz pouch Chunk Light Tuna in Water



  • 1 pouch (6.4 oz.) or 2 pouches (2.6 oz.) or 2 cans (5 oz.) StarKist® Chunk Light Tuna or Albacore Tuna in Water
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¾ cup butter crackers, crushed
  • 4 oz. (about 2- ½ cups) egg noodles
  • 1 can (10.75 oz.) Cream of Mushroom soup
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. dried thyme (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Cook noodles according to package instructions, adding peas during the last 2 minutes of cooking; drain in colander.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together soup, milk and garlic powder.  Stir in noodles, peas, tuna and thyme. 
  4. Transfer to a 1-½ quart casserole.  Bake 15 minutes; top with cracker crumbs.  Continue baking 5 – 10 minutes or until heated through.


To reduce the fat and sodium content use low fat/sodium soup

Reviews (16)

Posted by: eliz284
Date Posted: 12-01-2014

I've been making this for years with the exception of frozen corn instead of peas (my husband dislikes peas), I omit the thyme and I shred velvetta cheese in the mix.

Posted by: alcmtr8387
Date Posted: 10-22-2014

If there is something in a receipe that I don't like, I simply don't use it. I don't care whether it's optional or not. Fortunately, my family eats what I put in front of them so "enhancements" to a receipe are seldom noticed. However, if I'm not familiar with the main ingredient, i.e., protein, I'm a little particular in what I do with the receipe.

Posted by: cjanes
Date Posted: 08-23-2014

I made this with spinach instead of peas and added shredded cheese. Yummy!

Posted by: mrsbrewbaker
Date Posted: 03-09-2014

Yummy! This was a great meal and was very easy... I left out the thyme because I'm not a fan of it and it was perfect! Will be making this again :)

Posted by: mrsbrewbaker
Date Posted: 03-09-2014

It says "OPTIONAL" right after thyme in the recipe ingredients....

Posted by: francinegarcia
Date Posted: 07-29-2013

Perfect! This is the easiest recipe that I ever made in my whole life. All are ready and I love it. It is really tasty and flavorful. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Posted by: lmali
Date Posted: 04-08-2013

Our apologies - we have changed the recipe to 1/4 tsp. of thyme.

Posted by: KMara
Date Posted: 04-06-2013

Why would you not take out the thyme from the recipe ingredient list OR at least change the amount? I didn't have time to read the reviews before I made this, and the thyme made it so disgusting that my husband and I had to throw the whole thing away! What a waste of food and a huge disappointment! It left me scrambling for something else to make to put on the dinner table.

Posted by: busybee64080
Date Posted: 02-10-2013

I really like tuna casserole. I added mushrooms and sour cream and minced onions. Yummy.

Posted by: kayasmomma
Date Posted: 05-15-2012

We LOVE this recipe! Very simple and very good! I didnt have any thyme and it tasted great without it! Im actually making it tonight for supper.