Cheesy Tuna Casserole

Cheesy Tuna Casserole

Here’s the full recipe for Cheesy Tuna Casserole:


  • 2 boxes of shells and cheese (such as Kraft Macaroni & Cheese)
  • Velveta or American cheese slices
  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 soup can of milk
  • 1-2 cans of tuna


  1. Cook the shells and cheese noodles according to the instructions on the box. Drain the water from the noodles.
  2. Return the cooked noodles to the pot. Add the butter, 1 cheese packet from the shells and cheese boxes, cream of mushroom soup, can of milk, and tuna (undrained).
  3. Mix all the ingredients together over low heat on the stovetop until well combined and heated through.
  4. Optionally, you can transfer the mixture to a casserole dish. Layer extra cheese slices on top for added cheesiness.
  5. Bake the casserole in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  6. Serve hot and enjoy your delicious Cheesy Tuna Casserole!

This recipe is easy to make and budget-friendly, perfect for a comforting meal any day of the week.

here are some common questions and answers related to Cheesy Tuna Casserole:

  1. Can I use different types of pasta instead of shells?
    • Yes, you can substitute shells with other pasta shapes such as elbow macaroni, rotini, or penne. Just adjust the cooking time accordingly.
  2. Can I use other types of cheese instead of Velveeta or American cheese?
    • Absolutely! Feel free to use your favorite cheese or a combination of cheeses like cheddar, mozzarella, or Monterey Jack. Experiment with different flavors to suit your taste preferences.
  3. Can I add vegetables to this casserole?
    • Yes, you can add vegetables like peas, carrots, broccoli, or mushrooms to the casserole for added flavor and nutrition. Simply mix them in with the other ingredients before baking.
  4. How can I make this casserole ahead of time?
    • You can prepare the casserole ahead of time and refrigerate it before baking. Just cover it tightly with foil or plastic wrap and store it in the fridge for up to 24 hours. When ready to bake, remove it from the fridge and let it come to room temperature before baking as directed.
  5. Can I freeze leftovers?
    • Yes, you can freeze leftover Cheesy Tuna Casserole for future meals. Allow the casserole to cool completely, then transfer it to an airtight container or freezer-safe bag. Label with the date and freeze for up to 3 months. To reheat, thaw overnight in the refrigerator and then bake in the oven until heated through.