Tuna Pasta Casserole | Easy Family Dinner

My classic creamy Tuna Pasta Casserole is a family favourite! It’s a budget-friendly midweek dinner that’s packed full of vegetables and can be made ahead of time and frozen. Printable conventional and Thermomix recipe cards included. 

My classic creamy Tuna Pasta Casserole is a family favourite! It's a budget-friendly midweek dinner that's packed full of vegetables and can be made ahead of time and frozen. 

I have to start off by saying that I absolutely LOVE this Tuna Pasta Casserole. It’s exactly the same as the one that my Mum used to make when we were growing up – a creamy pasta with lots of veggies and the most delicious crunchy top made from breadcrumbs and melted cheese. YUM!!!

My classic creamy Tuna Pasta Casserole is a family favourite! It's a budget-friendly midweek dinner that's packed full of vegetables and can be made ahead of time and frozen. 

Although while I could eat this ALL THE TIME, my hubby isn’t a massive fan of tuna… so I have to hold myself back from making it tooooo much!

My classic creamy Tuna Pasta Casserole is a family favourite! It's a budget-friendly midweek dinner that's packed full of vegetables and can be made ahead of time and frozen. 

I love that this recipe makes a big, BIG batch. For us, it’s enough for dinner and then a couple more dinners/lunches in the freezer. Oooh yep, did I mention that you can totally cook this and freeze it? Perfect for an easy midweek freezer dinner.

My classic creamy Tuna Pasta Casserole is a family favourite! It's a budget-friendly midweek dinner that's packed full of vegetables and can be made ahead of time and frozen. 

You can use absolutely any vegetables you like in this Tuna Pasta Casserole. I generally use:

  • carrots
  • capsicum
  • celery
  • frozen peas and corn

But seriously.. go crazy with whatever you’ve got in your fridge.

My classic creamy Tuna Pasta Casserole is a family favourite! It's a budget-friendly midweek dinner that's packed full of vegetables and can be made ahead of time and frozen. 

If you prefer, you can also switch the tuna for salmon or even substitute it for chicken or bacon. Whatever suits you and your family! However, you make my Tuna Pasta Casserole, just know that it’s going to be a budget-friendly recipe that the whole family will love.

My classic creamy Tuna Pasta Casserole is a family favourite! It's a budget-friendly midweek dinner that's packed full of vegetables and can be made ahead of time and frozen. 

And hey, speaking of family dinners, check out a few more of my favourite dinner recipes here… they’re all hubby, wife (that’s me!) and toddler approved.

My classic creamy Tuna Pasta Casserole is a family favourite! It's a budget-friendly midweek dinner that's packed full of vegetables and can be made ahead of time and frozen. 

Tuna Pasta Casserole - Conventional Method

Course dinners, family dinners
Cuisine family dinners, Pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 serves
Author Lucy Mathieson

Ingredients

  • 250 g spiral pasta
  • 420 g tin cream of chicken condensed soup
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 red capsicum, chopped
  • 4 carrots, diced
  • 3 celery stalks, diced
  • 425 g tin of tuna chunks
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1 1/2 cups breadcrumbs
  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • Extra grated cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees celsius (fan-forced).

  2. Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions, drain and set aside.

  3. Place the cream of chicken soup, milk, grated cheese, red capsicum, carrots, celery and Sirena tuna into a saucepan over medium heat.

  4. Stir until the mixture starts to bubble and then add in the frozen peas and corn.

  5. Pour the mixture over the cooked pasta and stir through.

  6. Pour into a large casserole dish.

  7. Stir the olive oil through the breadcrumbs and then sprinkle over the top of the casserole.

  8. Grate over the extra cheese and bake for 30 minutes or until golden. 

 

My classic creamy Tuna Pasta Casserole is a family favourite! It's a budget-friendly midweek dinner that's packed full of vegetables and can be made ahead of time and frozen. 

Tuna Pasta Casserole - Thermomix Method

Course dinners, family dinners
Cuisine family dinners, Pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 serves
Author Lucy Mathieson

Ingredients

  • 250 g spiral pasta
  • 420 g tin cream of chicken condensed soup
  • 190 g milk
  • 65 g cheddar cheese
  • 1 red capsicum, chopped
  • 4 carrots, diced
  • 3 celery stalks, diced
  • 425 g tin of tuna chunks
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1 1/2 cups breadcrumbs
  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • Extra grated cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees celsius (fan-forced).

  2. Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions, drain and set aside.

  3. Grate the cheese in the Thermomix bowl on Speed 6, 10 seconds. 

  4. Add the cream of chicken soup and milk and mix on Speed 5, 10 seconds.  

  5. Add the red capsicum, carrots, celery and tuna and cook for 8 minutes, Reverse, Speed 1, 100 degrees. 

  6. Add the frozen corn and peas and mix on Reverse, Speed 3, 10 seconds. 

  7. Pour the cooked pasta into a large casserole dish. Pour over the creamy mixture and mix through well. 

  8. Stir the olive oil through the breadcrumbs and then sprinkle over the top of the casserole.

  9. Grate over the extra cheese and bake for 30 minutes or until golden. 

My classic creamy Tuna Pasta Casserole is a family favourite! It's a budget-friendly midweek dinner that's packed full of vegetables and can be made ahead of time and frozen. 

My classic creamy Tuna Pasta Casserole is a family favourite! It's a budget-friendly midweek dinner that's packed full of vegetables and can be made ahead of time and frozen.