This the Best Tuna Casserole Recipe that we have made for years. This recipe is my husband’s comfort food and there is nothing like a warm yummy old fashioned tuna casserole for dinner.
The Best Tuna Casserole Recipe
If you love wide egg noodles, cheese, onions and tuna fish, then you’ll fall in love with this recipe. I found it in an old cookbook from a local church. All the women contributed their favorite recipes and low and behold I tried, Mrs. Ogawa’s Noodle and Tuna Fish Casserole. Oh my, I think it was many years ago when I first made it and ever since we call it using Mrs. Ogawa’s name. Our family doesn’t know her but we sure love her traditional tuna fish casserole recipe.
I always love the stories behind recipes. Don’t you just love it when recipes get passed from one generation to the next?
This casserole is your traditional recipe with a few twists. It contains cheese and mayonnaise which I believe give it a rich and creamy taste. Pair the cream and soft noodles with the crunch from the onions and celery and it is overall a delicious combination of ingredients.
Well, without further delay here is Mrs. Ogawa’s Best Tuna Casserole Recipe.
Mrs. Ogawa's Tuna Casserole
- 6 oz egg noodles
- 1 can tuna packed in water, drain 9 ½ oz can
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 cup celery chopped
- 1/3 cup onion chopped
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup 10 ¾ oz can
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese grated
- 2 cups rustic bread cubes
- 3 tbs butter
- 2 tbs olive oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Cook egg noodles according to package directions, drain.
- In a large bowl, combine noodles, tuna, mayonnaise, celery, onion, and salt and pepper.
- Mix well and set aside.
- In a saucepan, heat soup, milk, and cheese until cheese is melted. Mix well.
- Add soup mixture to noodle mixture and mix well.
- Turn into a buttered casserole.
- Bake, covered, at 425 degrees for 20 minutes.
- Cut rustic bread into cubes. Saute in a pan with olive oil and butter.
- After the casserole is done place on top and bake uncovered for about 5-10 minutes more.
So, this is a photo of the casserole without any toppings. I recently tried crushed up ritz crackers with drizzled butter, try like 1 cup crushed Ritz crackers and 2 tbs melted butter and mix and top. It is a nice light topping compared to cut up breadcrumbs with butter. I think I’ll try topping it with breadcrumbs saute in garlic and olive oil next time. I’ll update and provide another photo.
Well, I love this dish and I truly feel it is the best tuna casserole recipe that I have in my repertoire. If you are making dinner and want some more comfort food recipes, make sure to try the following tried and tested dishes.
Here is my Carmelized Brussels Sprout recipe.
And this is the Best Cornbread Recipe that I’m sure you’ll love!
Thanks for joining me and I hope you I hope you enjoy Mrs. Ogawa’s recipe as much as well do!