Cookbook:Traditional Tuna Casserole

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Traditional Tuna Casserole
Servings 4-8
Time 80 minutes

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Traditional Tuna Casserole - A simple, quick-to-make meal, mentioned by Garrison Keillor on A Prairie Home Companion.



  1. Preheat oven to 350-400°F (180-200C). Takes about 20 minutes.
  2. Mix all ingredients, except cheese slices, in large casserole dish.
  3. Bake for 1 hour stirring 2 or 3 times.
  4. When macaroni is tender, cover top with cheese slices and return to oven for 5 minutes.

Alternate Method-Skillet Dinner[edit]


  • 1-1½ cups (240 ml - 360 ml) hot water
  • all other ingredients as above


  1. Assemble all ingredients, except sliced cheese, in large skillet.
  2. Bring to boil, simmer 15 minutes, frequently stirring.
  3. Melt cheese on top before serving.


  • Tastes great with a teaspoon or two of Texas Pete!
  • May substitute chopped chicken or turkey for the tuna.