Friday, April 12, 2013

Tuna Noodle Casserole (with a twist)

Now this ain't your ordinary tuna noodle casserole! It is so creamy and flavorful! 
Mix up the 'classic' ingredients a little bit, and what you have is a creation to be proud of! 
Perfect for pot-lucks, family gatherings, or a hearty weeknight Supper! 

Printable Recipe
You'll need:

  • 8 oz (1/2 box) pasta (I used small shells)
  • Salt
  • Water for cooking pasta
  • 2 - 5 oz cans Tuna, drained
  • 1 cup Alfredo Sauce (jarred or homemade)
  • 1 - 10.5 oz can Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1 - 15 oz can Sweet Peas
  • 1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter (or margarine)
  • 1 Tablespoon Mayonnaise
  • 15 Ritz Crackers, crumbled
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare 2 quart baking dish by spreading approximately 2 tablespoons of the Alfredo sauce over the bottom. It should make a thin layer, but not leave any dry spots.

Parboil Pasta in lightly salted water. It should still be 'chewy'. It will finish cooking in the oven. Drain water and put pasta into a large bowl. To this bowl add the tuna, Alfredo sauce, mushroom soup, peas, onion, garlic, pepper, butter, and mayo. Mix to incorporate. Pour this mixture into your prepared baking dish. Use a spoon to level out the top as much as possible. 

Sprinkle top of casserole with Ritz cracker crumbs. Then, sprinkle over that with grated Parmesan cheese.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, until crackers have browned and the edges are starting to bubble.

Serves 4-6




  1. Tuna Noodle Casserole is such a comforting, home-y dish to me :) Love it and I love that you use Alfredo - another fave of mine!

    1. Thanks Jamie! It really turned out well! I even got the kids to eat their peas! ;)

  2. That looks super yummy! My hubs is sitting beside me and said "what is THAT"? May have to try it out! Thanks for the visit from Lets Get Social Sunday I hopped back over to you :D


  3. Alfredo sauce is an interesting twist on this classic dish. Thanks for sharing it at Saturday Dishes and I hope that you'll return this week when we feature casserole recipes. Thanks! -Savannah

  4. Stopping by to say Hi~ Thanks for the like on FB and drop by for a visit sometime:) Lynn H @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  5. PS: This Tuna Noodle dish sounds delicious!! Will need to try this, asap:) Lynn H @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

    1. Thank you for your kind words. I know you'll enjoy it. :o)


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