I am in my mid 50’s.  Yes, to some of you that is old.  Many of you may have Mother’s as old as I am!

My Mother was no June Cleaver in the kitchen!  She did, however, follow the trends of the times and one of the trends in the 50’s and 60’s was to add Campbell’s Mushroom Soup to everything!

Tuna Casserole was one of the recipes my Mom would use a can of Mushroom Soup for.  It was easy and inexpensive. 
I know there are healthier versions of this recipe, but sometimes, you just want to feel like you are a kid again!  Today was one of those days for me.
This Tuna Casserole took me back to my childhood.  It took me back to dinners at the table with my Mother, Father and Brother.
It reminded me of home.
Star Kist Tuna Casserole
Serves 8
 2 cans (5 oz.)

 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 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.

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4 Responses to Old School Tuna Casserole

  1. AMW says:

    I’m so glad you have fond memories of this dish. Mine – not so much! It was scary when my mom tried to make Tuna Noodle Casserole. I haven’t eaten it in 30 years. But who knows…. maybe I’ll give it another try.

  2. quiltfool says:

    I took Tuna Casserole to a church revival lunch once. My Mother was soooo ashamed. That is not the kind of thing my Mom cooked (think overcooked roast with gravy and vegetables that have been boiled gray). But other people thought it was terrific. That’s when I started to learn that there are other ways to do things than the way my Mom did. What happy memories you’ve stirred. Lane

  3. Shay says:

    We dont do noodles in tuna mornay here – I think thats an exclusively American thing. Mr. P loves tuna mornay but I cant stand it so he never gets it anymore!

  4. Carol says:

    I’ve never had tuna casserole, it looks so good.

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