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by Gayle on Mar 4, 2019 (updated Apr 3, 2023) 14 comments »

This StovetopTuna Noodle Casserole is an easy, one pan meal that’s ready in just 30 minutes. Creamy, warm and hearty, this classic dish will quickly become a dinner-time favorite!

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Easy meals, especially dinners, are the name of my game.

If you’ve been hanging around my little corner of the internet, then you know I’m all about those simple dishes with minimal ingredients and prep time. And that’s why I love Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup. It’s a favorite of mine and perfect to use when you want to simplify a recipe without sacrificing taste.

So when I thinking of a what to make for dinner a few weeks ago, one of my favorite dishes came to mind: Tuna Noodle Casserole! I didn’t eat it much growing up, usually only at potlucks or a friend’s house, but I have always loved the creamy noodles and tuna that came together for a blast of decadence.

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I’ve only made cheesy tuna casserole one other time, and I’m not quite sure why I haven’t made it more often. I absolutely adore it, and so does the hubster.

Not only is the recipe a breeze to whip up but it’s also so warm and comforting. It makes perfect leftovers, too. And if you know me, I’m not big into leftovers. But this simple tuna casserole is leftover heaven for me.

An easy, one-pan dish that’s ready in 30 minutes? Sign me up! This hearty stovetop tuna noodle casserole with cheese is perfect for those busy weeknights when cooking is the last thing you want to do. And did I mention that this heats up beautifully for leftovers? That’s a winner in my book, friends.

And by using Campbell’s Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup, you can ensure that this casserole has a deliciously thick and creamy texture. Just what you want in comfort food!

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Ingredients in Stovetop Tuna Noodle Casserole

You’ll need just 10 ingredients to make this cheesy tuna noodle casserole:

  • Chicken broth
  • Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Frozen peas
  • Canned tuna
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Butter crackers

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How to Make Stovetop Tuna Noodle Casserole

Like most of my recipes, this easy tuna casserole with egg noodles comes together in minutes.

  1. You will start by whisking together some chicken broth, Campbell’s Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup, and some spices in a large skillet.
  2. Then, you’ll add in some egg noodles (or your noodle of choice) and frozen peas and bring the mixture to a boil.
  3. Once the mixture is simmered and the noodles are tender, it’s time to stir in some tuna and cheese. After all, who can resist melty cheese?
  4. Then, you will sprinkle additional cheese on the top of the casserole, followed by some crushed butter crackers.
  5. Cover and let sit for a few minutes until the cheese has melted, and your dinner is ready to be devoured.

Quick, easy, and loaded with flavor, this classic tuna casserole is perfect to serve on busy weeknights or for when you want a simple weekend meal. I guarantee you’ll love this comfort food just as much as I do!

Can You Freeze Tuna Casserole?

Yes! This casserole can be frozen for up to three months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before reheating.

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Tips for Making Cheesy Tuna Casserole

  • I recommend using reduced sodium chicken broth so you can control the amount of salt in this dish.
  • I kept this a super simple tuna casserole and added just frozen peas, but I bet you could add other finely chopped frozen veggies as well.
  • I prefer using a sharp cheddar cheese in this recipe. It pairs nicely with the creamy casserole!

Looking for More One-Pot Dinner Recipes?

  • One-Pot Lasagna Soup
  • One-Pot Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo
  • Cheesy Beef Tortellini Skillet
  • One-Pan Chicken and Spinach Gnocchi
  • One-Pan Beef Stroganoff

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StovetopTuna Noodle Casserole

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 5 minutes mins

Cook Time: 25 minutes mins

Total Time: 30 minutes mins

ThisStovetopTuna Noodle Casseroleis an easy, one pan meal that's ready in just 30 minutes. Creamy, warm and hearty, this classic dish will quickly become a dinner-time favorite!

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  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 can (10.5) ounce Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 8 ounces egg noodles, (about 4 cups)
  • cups frozen peas
  • 1 (12 ounce) can white tuna, , drained
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, , divided
  • ½ cup crushed butter crackers, , for topping


  • In a large skillet, add the chicken broth, Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Whisk until combined and mostly smooth (a few little chunks are fine).

  • Stir in egg noodles and frozen peas. Bring mixture to a boil. Then, reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until noodles are tender, about 15 minutes.

  • Remove from heat and stir in tuna and 1/2 cup of shredded cheese until melted.

  • Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup of cheese and crushed crackers over top of casserole. Cover until cheese is melted, about 2-3 minutes.

Serving: 1g, Calories: 520kcal, Carbohydrates: 57g, Protein: 33g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 99mg, Sodium: 1192mg, Potassium: 615mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 897IU, Vitamin C: 22mg, Calcium: 264mg, Iron: 4mg

Cuisine: American

Course: Main Course

Author: Gayle

Did you make this recipe?Let me know! Mention @pumpkin_n_spice on Instagram or tag #pumpkin_n_spice.

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originally published on Mar 4, 2019 (last updated Apr 3, 2023)

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  1. Lisa McGaw Reply

    I just wish that people would take 1 or 2 pictures of their food. When there are more than that I just don’t bother scrolling to the actual recipes.

    • Gayle Reply

      Yet you took the time to scroll to the bottom and leave a comment…hmmmm. Nothing is forcing you to look at the recipe or this site, Lisa!

  2. Denise Young Reply

    Is there an alternative to Campbell’s cream of chicken soup?

    • Gayle Reply

      Hi Denise! I’ve only used canned soup in this recipe, so I’m really not sure. You could use a different brand, but I’m not sure about a different substitute.

      • Robert and Carla Skidmore

        Hi, Denise,
        My husband is gluten intolerant, so could I substitute Progresso Cream of Mushroom Soup, as it is gluten free?

      • Gayle

        Hi Carla! Yes, that will work just as well. Hope you enjoy!

  3. melinda Reply

    I didn’t put as much noodles and broth because I thought that was way to much. After 15 minutes of cooking there was alot of liquid still so I cooked it another 10 minutes even though I was afraid the noodles were going to be mushy. It ended up turning out fine in the end. Thanks!

    • Gayle Reply

      I’m sorry it was too liquidy for you, Melinda! I’ve never had that happen before. Glad it turned out.

  4. Marsha Reply

    Our oven died so this recipe is saving me tonight! I’m still making it as I type this but I’m certain that it’ll be great! I mean, can you really go wrong with cheesy “anything”!?!
    PS I love your response to Lisa in 2019!! Hahaha

    • Gayle Reply

      Hi Marsha! I hope you enjoyed this recipe, it’s one of my favorites! Perfect for a no-oven dish!

  5. Patrick Reply

    Just made this meal using the recipe as is and it was….A Huge Hit !!. The taste is incredible, it’s so easy to make

    • Gayle Reply

      I’m so happy you enjoyed!

  6. Sonda Laporte Reply

    It was easy and delicious.
    Thank you for sharing it.

    • Gayle Reply

      I’m so glad you enjoyed, Sonda!

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