Spicy Tuna & Noodles

Dawn Whitted


This is my twist on the everyday tuna casserole that I remember as a kid. My family really enjoys the "spicy" version! It's cheesy, creamy, full of heat and comfort food all in one. I would recommend this for a potluck or football party food.

**If you think this will be too spicy cut back on the red pepper flake and it's great without the jalapeno too.


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25 Min
45 Min


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12 oz
no yolk egg noodles
1 Tbsp
extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp
unsalted butter
1 medium
yellow onion, diced
1/2 medium
red bell pepper, diced
1/2 medium
green bell pepper, diced
1 medium
jalepeno pepper, diced
1/2 c
mushrooms, diced
1 can(s)
cream of mushroom soup, fat-free
1 can(s)
cream of chicken soup, fat-free
1/4 c
sour cream, light
1 can(s)
milk, 1%
1 clove
garlic, minced
1-3 pinch
red pepper flakes, according to your taste
1-2 pinch
salt and pepper, according to your taste
2 can(s)
tuna, packed in water (drained)
1 c
cheddar cheese, shredded


3 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin or butter
3-4 slice
white sandwich bread, diced
1/2 tsp
garlic salt with parsley

How to Make Spicy Tuna & Noodles


  • 1Bring large pot of water to a boil and add no yolk egg noodles. Boil according to package directions until al dente. Approximately 10 minutes. Drain water from noodles and reserve.
  • Meanwhile in large skillet add olive oil and butter to melt. Add diced...
    2Meanwhile in large skillet add olive oil and butter to melt. Add diced yellow onion, bell pepper, jalepeno and saute until tender. Add mushrooms saute for a few more minutes.
  • Add drained tuna, minced garlic, soups, sour cream, milk, red pepper flake, salt and...
    3Add drained tuna, minced garlic, soups, sour cream, milk, red pepper flake, salt and pepper to taste. Let simmer for 5-10 minutes on medium heat. Shut heat off.
  • 4Spray 9x13 casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray and add drained noodles. Pour tuna mixture over noodles and stir until well combined. Top the casserole with shredded cheese.
    Add olive oil or butter to clean skillet on medium heat. Add cubed bread to skillet and stir to cover bread with oil. Saute to brown for 5 minutes making sure not to scorch the bread crumbs. Sprinkle lightly with garlic salt before removing from heat. Then top casserole with seasoned bread crumbs.
  • 6Bake uncovered in 350 degree oven for 35-45 minutes to heat through and crisp topping.

    My family likes to add hot sauce to this when they dish up. And it goes great with any veggie. We prefer corn, cottage cheese, and a small side salad.

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