Broccoli Cheddar Tuna Noodle Casserole | Mostly Homemade Mom

Broccoli Cheddar Tuna Noodle Casserole

February 27, 2015
My version of the classic tuna noodle casserole with boxed mac & cheese as a shortcut - such a fun twist on this family favorite!

Ok, full disclosure here: I'm the only one in my family that liked this dinner. But can I let you in on a little secret?

They're weird.

Ha! Paul only likes tuna in sandwiches, any time I've ever made it in a casserole he's not interested. I have to hand it to the boys though, they both tried this dinner and both said they would have liked it better without the tuna in the dish. :/

Oh well, more for me!

If you are a fan of the classic tuna noodle casserole, you will LOVE this shortcut version! Actually, it was created out of a silly mistake - I accidentally bought Cream of Broccoli soup instead of Cream of Mushroom soup. Considering my obsession with the broccoli cheddar combo, I just went with it and I'm SO glad I did - the flavor is perfect!

I will say though, with all the cheese and cream soup, it is a bit heavy. I would definitely serve this along side some roasted vegetables or a salad with a lighter vinaigrette. A perfect dinner for me!

Broccoli Cheddar Tuna Noodle Casserole

  • 7 1/4 oz package boxed mac & cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 10 3/4 oz can cream of broccoli soup
  • 2 (5 oz) cans chunk light tuna, in water, drained
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Cooking Directions
  1. Prepare macaroni and cheese according directions, adding in the cheese packet along with the milk and butter.
  2. Stir in soup and tuna. Spread into a 3 quart baking dish and top with cheese.
  3. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Love that melted cheese on top!

Here are some more of my favorite cheesy dinners:

Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

Cheddar Taco Pasta

Broccoli Cheddar Chowder

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