Easy Tuna Noodle Casserole

Easy Tuna Noodle Casserole

Seafood Fish Tuna

One of my favorite dishes that my mother used to make. Simple to make and always a hit among family and friends.

Servings per recipe: 4
Calories per serving: 613
Preparation time: 15m
Total cooking time: 1h


  • 3 1/4 cups fusilli pasta
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 3 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 15 ounces tuna packed in water, drained and flaked
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs


  • 1   Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • 2   Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook fusilli in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes.
  • 3   Meanwhile, melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour, stirring constantly for about 1 minute. Remove from heat and gradually pour in milk, whisking constantly the entire time to avoid lumps from forming. Return to heat and cook, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Stir in 1/2 of the Cheddar cheese. Add lemon juice, mustard powder, salt, and pepper and mix well.
  • 4   Drain fusilli and fold into the sauce. Mix in tuna. Pour mixture into an 8-inch casserole dish and sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Top with remaining Cheddar cheese.
  • 5   Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and golden, about 30 minutes.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 24.7g 38%
    Saturated Fat 15.0g  
Cholesterol 101mg 34%
Sodium 498mg 20%
Potassium 586mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 47.6g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 49.3g 99%
Sugars 8g  
Vitamin A 893IU  
Vitamin C 2mg  
Calcium 485mg  
Iron 4mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 26mg  
Vitamin B6 1mg  
Magnesium 80mg  
Folate 123mcg