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Tuna Casserole

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Break out a family favorite: tuna casserole. The traditional comfort food is great for serving large groups. In our tuna casserole recipe, we cut the sauce with chicken broth, but there's enough milk to make this casserole feel indulgent.

Source: Everyday Food, October 2011
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  • shaynamedinger
    24 MAR, 2018
    This will definitely be in rotation for me. Super simple recipe, but it manages to pack a lot of flavor. I don't like bland casseroles, but I don't like them being too muddled with flavors. Using Better Than Bouillon vegetable broth base added just the right amount of salty pop, and it still allowed the tuna to shine. I added a little more peas than suggested, and those lend a nice, sweet bite to balance this. All in all, this is a delicious and simple weeknight recipe -- and it makes plenty of leftovers if you're cooking for 1-2, like me!
  • maggiecdavis
    24 FEB, 2018
    Great recipe, I have made this for years and it is never-fail, always a favorite, and I never thought to change a thing. Last evening, instead of plain, I added peas with mushrooms and garlic, and it was the perfect touch, upgrade success!
  • c9a75eopayq
    8 MAR, 2016
    would LOVE to try to make this recipe, but the drop down video COVERS the recipe and won't go away. Massive fail.
    • p69663
      24 JAN, 2018
      same here---it really really [filtered] me off so i just leave the page for good
    • MS11775539
      26 SEP, 2017
      Cannot see the recipe because of the ad. Would love to see what the ingredients are.
  • MS11620323
    2 JAN, 2015
    I love this recipe and have made it a number of times. It's very easy and, because it's relatively healthy, I feel okay about eating a casserole. I never have cream of mushroom soup on hand, but I alway have the ingredients for this. I love it with lot of extra peas.
  • EBerkson
    7 JUL, 2014
    This recipe was tasteless. I'm so disappointed. I never used a recipe off Martha's recipe that disappointed but this one did. I kept adding salt and cheese but no luck. Boo. It'd be great if this recipe was revamped.
  • Swasian35
    26 JAN, 2014
    I had high hopes for this recipe -- whole milk, tuna, pasta, cheese -- I was sold. This is very bland in flavor but easy to make. I had to add a lot of sriracha sauce to add flavor. This is not a keeper for me. Martha rarely disappoints but my mouth was underwhelmed.
  • Mqmyers
    8 JAN, 2014
    I just made this--very yummy. I also added chopped red pepper, celery and 2 chopped garlic cloves to sauté with the onion. And a few dashes of cayenne pepper to the sauce. I didn't have Parmesan, so I grated some cheddar (about 1/2 cup) and mixed it with the panko for the topping with 2 tbsps melted butter. I still felt like it could've used a little more zip, but it was very satisfying and everyone loved it.
  • MS10988074
    8 DEC, 2013
    Decent. Nothing too surprising here. It is nice to not have to open a can of cream of mushroom to make a tuna casserole but this could stand to be punched up a bit.
  • cheltz1
    20 OCT, 2013
    This was a flop for me. The lack of cheese inside the casserole (only on top), and no spices should have been a red flag. It's just pasta with a creamy sauce plus tuna. It isn't worth the surprising amount of effort the other reviewers mentioned for a casserole. But if I did have to make this again, I would add about 2 cups of shredded cheese (it sounds like a lot, but standard casseroles of this type call for more!), a dash of chili powder/pepper flakes, corn or more peas, and basil or parsley
  • traceypants
    1 OCT, 2013
    for as much liquid and pasta as this recipe calls for, two 6oz cans of tuna didn't seem like nearly enough. I used three 12oz cans of tuna, and added mushrooms and broccoli. It turned out hearty and satisfying and I highly recommend these revisions, upping the tuna content at the very least!

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