Tuna Noodle Hotdish

Tuna noodle hotdish: A classic casserole recipe. Click through for recipe!

There’s a reason hotdish is so popular in Minnesota:

It’s easy to make.

It feeds a crowd.

It doesn’t cost a lot.

There’s a variety for everyone!

 

Whatever you call it – tuna noodle hotdish or tuna noodle casserole – this is a recipe every home cook should know how to make. It’s one that my family has enjoyed for decades.

Tuna noodle hotdish ingredients: Click through for recipe instructions!

About The Recipe

This is a classic tuna hotdish recipe, with a couple of delicious add-ins.

I added some chopped red bell pepper for some crunch and sweetness. I also added a pinch of turmeric for some flavor –  and it’s something I like to add to recipes for its health benefits.

I added a crunchy panko topping to the hotdish. This balances out creaminess of the dish.

Tuna noodle hotdish: Learn how to make this classic casserole recipe!

More Hotdish Recipes

I grew up eating various types of hotdish. In addition to tuna hotdish, my mom would make the following:

Yield: Serves 8

Tuna Noodle Hotdish

This is a classic recipe with a couple of modern twists: Red pepper, a dash of turmeric, and a crunchy, buttery panko topping.
Prep Time 50 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound pasta (rotini, shells or egg noodles work well)
  • 2 cans cream of mushroom soup (10.5 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 cans tuna packed in oil (5 ounces each)
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup chopped red pepper
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 3 tablespoons butter

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions to al dente. Drain and rinse under cold water.
  2. Mix cold pasta with mushroom soup, milk, sour cream, tuna, peas, red pepper, onion, cheese, turmeric, garlic powder, and salt and pepper. Place in a casserole dish.
  3. Melt butter and mix with panko breadcrumbs. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Place on top of the hotdish.
  4. Bake in a 350F oven for 35 to 40 minutes.

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