Tuna, Noodle, and Artichoke Casserole

tuna casserole with artichokes and parmesan cheese
Tuna casserole with artichokes, olives, and Parmesan cheese. Diana Rattray
  • 60 mins
  • Prep: 25 mins,
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 Servings
Ratings

My family loves the great variety of flavors in this delicious, out-of-the-ordinary tuna noodle casserole. Not only is it loaded with flavor, it has great color and texture. Feel free to leave the mushrooms or olives out, or add some peas to replace an ingredient. 

If you don't care for a bread crumb topping, top it with an extra 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese instead.

What You'll Need

  • 6 ounces thin or medium egg noodles
  • 5 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup green onions
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic herb seasoning, or similar seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon black ground pepper
  • 1 jar or can (12 to 15 ounces) artichoke hearts, drained, sliced or chopped
  • 1 can (2 1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 small jar (2 ounces) pimientos
  • 1 jar (4 to 6 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for topping
  • 1 large can (12 to 14 ounces) tuna, drained and flaked (or use 2 standard cans)
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 cup fresh bread crumbs or croissant crumbs

How to Make It

Cook the noodles in boiling salted water following the package directions. Drain well and set aside.

Heat oven to 350 F.

Lightly butter a 2 to 2 1/2-quart baking dish.

In a large saucepan, melt 3 tablespoons of butter over medium-low heat. Add the green onions and saute for 1 minute. Stir in flour and continue cooking, stirring, for 2 minutes. Gradually add the milk; cook, stirring, until thickened.

Add the seasonings to the milk along with the artichoke hearts, olives, pimientos, mushrooms, and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese.

Cook the sauce, stirring, until the Parmesan cheese has melted. Add the flaked tuna; taste and add salt, as needed. Stir in noodles.

Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking dish.

Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter; toss with the bread crumbs until well coated. Add 1 or 2 tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese to the bread crumbs. Sprinkle the crumbs over the casserole.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until hot and bubbly and the topping is browned.

Reader Comments

"Everyone liked it, although I made one part without the olives. One of the kids doesn't like them. Everyone thought it was very tasty." W.B.

"...would make it again in a heartbeat. thanks for the idea - always looking for new ways to make tuna casserole!" R.M.

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