Thursday, July 21, 2011

Grammy’s Tuna Casserole

This week I wanted to share a family recipe with you guys. My grammy used to make this recipe for my dad and my aunt when they were little so I wanted to make it for her. I hope you’ll enjoy Grammy’s Tuna Casserole!

The tuna casserole has only five ingredients. ( but you need a little bit of milk to thin it out.)

I’m not a big fan of sauteed mushrooms, I just used them for decoration.

All of this rigatoni needs to soften up before it becomes edible.

It might look disgusting but it’s very tasty! ( Never judge a book by it’s cover)

Before you eat the casserole, you need to put a generous amount of potato chips under it.  This adds just the right amount of crunch to it.

The finished product turned out great! It was very tasty and I loved it!  My Grammy did too :)

And even a kid can make it…. Like Me!


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Grammy's Tuna Casserole

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 15 min

This is a special dinner that my Grammy always makes for me...


1 pound rigatoni pasta
8 ounces fresh sliced mushrooms
1 Tablespoon butter
1 (26 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
1/4 cup milk
1 (12 ounce) can white tuna, squeezed dry
1 bag of Ruffles potato chips


1. Fill a large pot with water and heat it up until it starts to boil. Add the pasta to the boiling water and cook according to the instructions on the box. Then drain the pasta.

2. Saute the mushrooms in a little bit of butter, just until they're softened. Set them aside.

3. In the empty pot, mix together cream of mushroom soup and milk over low heat. Stir until smooth and hot. Stir in cooked pasta and tuna. Continue to cook until all is heated through.

4. To serve, crush potato chips onto a dinner plate. Scoop pasta mixture on top of the potato chips. garnish with sauteed mushrooms. Eat!


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14 Responses to “Grammy’s Tuna Casserole”

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    RecipeBoy's Grandma — July 21, 2011 @ 11:58 am

    Loved this post about your other Grandma’s Tuna casserole. It definitely looks yummy. I think I’ll try a version of this gluten free. I’ll let you know how it turns out! LOVE

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    Angie- Bigbearswife — July 21, 2011 @ 12:15 pm

    I think that this Tuna Casserole looks great! My husband would love this!!

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    ducky — July 21, 2011 @ 12:28 pm

    Oooo, nice! Perfect for a light dinner!

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    Maria — July 22, 2011 @ 6:36 am

    Family recipes are always the best! Love the potato chips in there:)

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    Nourhan @ Miss Anthropist's Kitchen — July 22, 2011 @ 7:35 am

    I love this, and I think my family would too! Thanks for sharing :)

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    Nancy L — July 22, 2011 @ 7:40 am

    This sounds great! I have never tried rigatoni in tuna casserole…I’ll have to give it a try!

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    Tracy — July 22, 2011 @ 8:39 am

    Grandmas have the best recipes! Looks delicious! :-)

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    Jenny Flake — July 22, 2011 @ 8:42 am

    We love tuna casserole Recipe Boy!! It looks just fantastic, bet your grammy is so proud of you!! Keep up the great work!

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    Aunt Susie — July 22, 2011 @ 8:52 am

    Nice post, Brooks!

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    Great Aunt Joan — July 22, 2011 @ 1:42 pm

    Since I’m a granny too, I better try your recipe. It sounds good and Uncle rich loves tuna.

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    Sarah E. — July 23, 2011 @ 7:41 pm

    I need to try this for my mother-in-law! She loves mushrooms! She always picks my mushrooms from my plate when she makes beef stroganoff. She actually taught me when I was first married to use Ruffles Sour Cream & Cheddar chips on tuna casserole. You should try it – it’s great!

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    Maranda — July 26, 2011 @ 5:15 pm

    This looks really fantastic. I love meals that are quick and easy. I will definitely have to put this on my menu. Thanks for sharing!

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    Viviann — November 2, 2011 @ 12:56 am

    This looks yummy! And so budget-friendly which is definitely a plus for a poor college student like me. Love what you’re doing at your age..keep it up! :)

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    Izzy — June 27, 2013 @ 9:48 pm

    Yummy! I just love tuna casserole and this just became my new recipe.

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