Creamy & Cheesy Tuna Noodle Casserole Recipe With Potato Chip Topping by Donna John

Creamy & Cheesy Tuna Noodle Casserole Recipe With Potato Chip Topping

Never a fan of tuna casseroles, a jalapeno tuna casserole recipe did catch my eye because of all the cans of tuna in my pantry. After a few adjustments and a little tweaking, this tuna casserole recipe got a thumbs up.

Serve this easy tuna noodle casserole recipe with a salad for a quick, budget-friendly dinner.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces cavatappirotinipenne or your favorite pasta shape, cooked according to package directions for al dente
  • 1 can cream of celery soup
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped
  • 1 - 2 cans water-packed tuna, drained well 
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Topping

Here's how to make it:

  1. Combine the soup, sour cream, milk, peas, jalapeno, tuna and cheese in a large bowl. Mix well and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  2. Stir in the pasta. Mix well.
  3. Pour into a  13x9-inch baking dish.
  4. Combine the crushed potato chips and cheese.
  5. Sprinkle the topping over the top of the casserole.
  6. Cover the casserole with foil. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for about 20 minutes. Uncover and bake about 10 minutes more. Serve.

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Donna John
I used one can of tuna, but my husband said he may like another one added next time. I honestly was surprised at how much I enjoyed this recipe. I grew up eating tuna casserole, and was never a fan. The leftovers heated up great, too. Still creamy. I would have doubled the jalapenos in it, but my husband doesn't like things too spicy.
Cassiday
Mmm, sounds good.
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Comfort on a plate! I think I would go for two cans of tuna, too, Donna John . YUM!

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