Classic Tuna Noodle Casserole

Classic Tuna Noodle Casserole
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  • Recipe Yield: 100

55 minutes

An all-time favorite!



  • 4, 43 oz. Pouches StarKist® Chunk Light Tuna In Water, Reduced Sodium
  • 15 lbs. (1/2 of 30 lb. case) frozen green peas
  • 3 qts. milk
  • 2 qts + 1 pt. wheat crackers, crushed
  • 6 lbs. dry, enriched egg noodles
  • 4 cans (49.5 oz.) cream of mushroom soup, reduced sodium
  • 2 Tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp. dried thyme (optional)
  • 1 cup dry, minced onion


  • Preheat oven to 375ºF. Using spray release, prepare two full size (2 " deep) and one half size (2" deep) pan (for 50 servings) or five full size pans (2" deep) pans (for 100 servings).
  • 2. Cook noodles according to package instructions, adding peas during last 2 minutes of cooking; drain noodles and peas.
  • 3. Mix together tuna, soup, milk, garlic powder and minced onion in a large bowl.
  • 4. Stir in drained noodles and peas; mix in thyme
  • 5. Transfer mixture to prepared pans.
  • 6. Bake 30 minutes or until just bubbling; divide cracker crumbs and top each pan.
  • 7. Continue baking until crackers begin to brown and internal temperature of 165ºF is reached for 15 seconds.
  • 8. Cover pans with foil. Hold casserole in warming cart. CCP: Hold above 135ºF
  • 9. When serving, divide each full pan into 20 servings (5X4) and half pans into 10 equal sized servings. CCP: Hold above 135ºF
Servings Per Container: 100
StarKist® Chunk Light Tuna In Water, Reduced SodiumServings Size:
Amount Per ServingDV%*
Total Fat6g 9%6g
Saturated Fat1g 5%1g
Cholesterol40mg 13%40mg
Sodium506mg 21%506mg
Total Carbohydrate39g 13%39g
Dietary Fiber4.7g 19%
Vitamin A30%
Vitamin C22%

*The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.