RECIPE: 4 Ingredient Tuna Noodle Casserole

I recently participated in Social Nature’s campaign for Wild Planet Skipjack Tuna, a sustainable, non-GMO, 2 ingredient canned tuna product. According to Wild Planet’s website, Skipjack tuna is low in mercury compared to other varieties. Each can is packed in water and sea salt.

I got to try a can of Skipjack tuna from Wild Planet and initially had no clue what to do with it since I mainly use tuna pouches for simple sandwiches. Then I stumbled upon some recipes from for tuna noodle casserole where I took inventory of my pantry and brainstormed my own version!

This tuna casserole contains only 4 ingredients: boxed macaroni and cheese, a can of tuna, a can of cream-based soup, and milk. For about $5, this makes an ideal quick dinner for 3-4 people.

You don’t need a giant box of macaroni and cheese to make this. A simple 6 to 7 ounce box will do. Prepare the pasta according to the box’s directions. Don’t forget the cheese packet!

I drained the can of tuna and used a fork to flake the fish. Some people like bigger chunks; the choice is up to you.

Once the macaroni and cheese is ready, add the contents of the canned tuna along with a can of creamed soup (I used mushroom). I mixed everything together and added it to a 2 quart greased baking dish. Top it with breadcrumbs and/or shredded cheese and into the oven it goes!

The casserole was pure comfort. It was cheesy but not overly fishy. That’s what I like the most about Wild Planet’s Skipjack tuna; the smell is very mild compared to other tuna brands I’ve tried. The crumb topping gave nice texture to the creamy noodles.

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5 from 1 vote

4 Ingredient Tuna Noodle Casserole

An easy casserole using boxed macaroni and canned tuna as a base.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: casseroles, pasta, seafood
Servings: 4


  • 7 oz. boxed macaroni and cheese
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup (10 3/4 oz.)
  • 1 can tuna, drained and flaked (5 oz.)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • shredded cheese, bread crumbs (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare macaroni and cheese according to instructions.
  • Stir in soup, milk, and tuna. Pour into a greased 2 quart baking dish.
  • Sprinkle with cheese and/or crumbs. Bake uncovered 20-25 minutes.


  • Any cream-based soup will do but the chicken and mushroom varieties are the most popular.
One thought on “RECIPE: 4 Ingredient Tuna Noodle Casserole”
  1. 5 stars
    Thanks for the idea!!
    My inventory is meager, never-ending looking for egg noodles and about 4 of the top tuna casserole recipes say “egg noodles”. So I sat for a minute, wondered what else could be used instead..? I’m trying the recipe now, fingers crossed I don’t mess it up. Pretty easy peezy lemon squeezy. 😉

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