Tuna Casserole

Kathy Williams


This is a personal favorite of mine.


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15 Min
30 Min


  • 2 c
    elbow macaroni, cooked,drained
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 medium
    onion, chopped
  • ·
    salt and pepper
  • 1/8 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 2 c
    milk or 1 3/4 milk and1/4 heavy cream
  • 1-1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    thyme, dried
  • 2 c
    cheddar cheese, shredded, divided
  • 1 large
    or two small cans of tuna packed in water
  • 7-8
    saltine crackers, crumbled
  • 2-3 Tbsp
    butter, melted
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder

How to Make Tuna Casserole


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
    In a heavy sauce pan, melt butter, add onions, salt and pepper. Cook until onions are transluecent. Add red pepper flakes and cook a minute more. Add flour and stir mixture for one minute.
  2. Pour some of the milk (1 Cup) into the flour mixture whisking constantly until it smooths out. pour in the remaining milk, stirring constantly until it begins to thicken.
  3. Add garlic powder and thyme. Continue stirring and add the tuna. Add 1 1/2 cup of cheese and stir until completely melted. Taste to see if more spices is needed.
  4. Pour mixture into a casserole dish and stir in the elbow macaroni until cheese mixture is thoroughly coats the macaroni.
  5. Top with the remaining cheese and cracker crumbs.
    Mix the butter and garlic powder and pour it over the cracker crumbs.
    Bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly.

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About Tuna Casserole

Course/Dish: Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #cheese, #tuna, #pasta

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