Pasta and Tuna Casserole

Was talking to my mum about food and she told when she was growing up they were in USA and my grandma used to make a tuna casserole with potato crisps. I looked it up online and found this recipe although my mum told me my gran used to make it using only tuna,tinned chicken soup,peas and layers of potato crisps ,will do try doing that next time.I decided to try this with pasta. It can be made using egg noodles or any type of pasta. I chose to use mezze penne rigate.One of the ingredients is tinned cream of mushroom soup which I didn’t have in my larder so I improvised . My family enjoyed it so i will be making it again for sure.

6 generous servings


  • 750g  mezze penne rigate or any pasta of your choice
  • 300g sliced mushrooms
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 3 tablespoons margarine
  • 750ml milk
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard (optional)
  • 2 large tins tuna drained
  • 1 tin peas or frozen peas
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • crushed crisps or corn chips crushed for topping
  • seasoning


  • Put a big pot of water to boil for the pasta.
  • In another pot or large saucepan melt the margarine and sautee the onion and mushrooms until soft
  • Sprinkle the flour and stir in.
  • Pour in the milk and stir like you are making a white sauce until it thickens slightly .
  • Put salt in the boiling water and put in the pasta and cook until al dente do not over cook.
  • Preheat oven to 190C
  • Drain the pasta and mix with the mushroom sauce ,add the tuna,peas,mustard ,1 cup of the cheese and season well .
  • Put in a greased casserole or deep oven dish.
  • Sprinkle the crushed potato crisps and the cheese.
  • Cook until bubbling and the topping is crispy and golden.


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