Tuna noodle casserole is a childhood favorite! I make it, and then I have leftovers for 1-3 more meals! My husband isn’t a fan of this dish, so that’s why I get to eat it 1-3 more times. Bonus: It tastes better each time. Tuna noodle casserole is also incredibly cheap. It doesn’t quite feel healthy- since so many of the ingredients are packaged…okay maybe all of the ingredients, but it’s cheap. This can easily be considered a $5 Dinner too! Tuna is almost all protein and you’re at least getting vegetables in when you combine the peas and mushroom soup.

Tuna Noodle Casserole

Estimated Price at a Glance-

  • Tuna- 78 cents
  • Cream of Mushroom Soup- $1.50
  • Sweet Peas- 55 cents
  • Pasta- $1
  • Salt, pepper, chips and cheese- $2

Tuna Noodle Casserole Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cans of tuna
  • 2 single serving bags of Potato chips, plain Lays
  • 1/2 can of sweet peas
  • 1 can of cream of mushroom soup
  • Colby jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup of Elbow noodles
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

You could also try to make a cream soup on your own. The go-to foundation for make a cream soup is chopping the vegetable, adding veggie stock, seasoning and a roux. Then you could add the other ingredients for the casserole.

Tuna Noodle Casserole Filling

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Cook noodles until al dente
  3. In a pot, heat the condensed cream of mushroom soup
  4. Drain noodles and set aside
  5. In a bowl: combine warmed soup, peas, tuna, noodles, a little bit of cheese and a little bit of chips (optional)
  6. In a casserole dish, add a small layer of crushed potato chips, then the soup mix.
  7. Top with layers of chips and shredded cheep
  8. Bake 20 minutes until cheese is melted and chips are crispier
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Tuna Noodle Casserole

Tuna Noodle Casserole

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cans of tuna
  • 2 single serving bags of Potato chips plain Lays
  • 1/2 can of sweet peas
  • 1 can of cream of mushroom soup
  • Colby jack cheese shredded
  • 1 cup of Elbow noodles
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Cook noodles until al dente
  • In a pot, heat the condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • Drain noodles and set aside
  • In a bowl: combine warmed soup, peas, tuna, noodles, a little bit of cheese and a little bit of chips (optional)
  • In a casserole dish, add a small layer of crushed potato chips, then the soup mix.
  • Top with layers of chips and shredded cheep
  • Bake 20 minutes until cheese is melted and chips are crispier

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