Berta's Tuna Casserole

Berta’s Tuna Casserole

Berta’s Tuna casserole is made with simple ingredients that are assembled and baked.  This recipe is courtesy of my ninety year old friend, Berta.  She promised me that it had always been a favorite of her family, but I admit to being skeptical about her recommendation.  Prior to making this recipe, I had never eaten a tuna casserole.  As it turns out, my skepticism was unwarranted.  My family loved this.  Even Sue Chef deemed it “good” and had a second helping.One of the best things about this recipe is that it’s so simple to make that even someone who has never cooked before can successfully recreate this meal.  The two most difficult parts of the recipe are boiling the elbow macaroni and draining the can of tuna.  The cooked macaroni is mixed with the tuna and cans of soup.  Crushed potato chips are sprinkled on top, and the whole thing is placed in the oven.

Berta's Tuna Casserole--Tuna and canned soups are combined with cooked elbow macaroni to create a simple and delicious casserole.

About thirty minutes later, a golden and delicious tuna casserole is ready to be served.

Berta's Tuna Casserole

It’s hard to believe how something that is so simple to make can taste so good.  In our house, this casserole is quickly devoured.

Berta's Tuna Casserole

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Berta's Tuna Casserole
Recipe type: Casserole
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Serves: 8
A simple combination of ingredients make the perfect family dinner. This is a simple, basic tuna casserole. Cook's note: If you want, you can add a drained can of peas to the casserole before baking. Total Cost of Recipe = $6.96 or $0.87 per serving.
  • 1 pound elbow macaroni ($0.88)
  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup ($0.99)
  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can condensed cheddar cheese soup ($1.39)
  • 1 (12 ounce) can tuna packed in water, drained. ($1.41)
  • 1 cup of crushed potato chips. (We used the crumbs left in the bottom of a party sized bag) ($0.75)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (optional) ($1.54)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook elbow macaroni according to package directions, but stop cooking when it is still al dente. If you overcook the pasta at this point, it will turn to mush when you try to add the other ingredients.
  3. Drain macaroni and return to the cooking pot.
  4. Flake Tuna into the pot with the pasta.
  5. Add cans of tuna to pot.
  6. Mix well until all ingredients are well incorporated and all of the macaroni is coated with the tuna and soup mixture.
  7. Place into a 9X13 inch pan that has been sprayed with non-stick spray.
  8. Sprinkle the top with cheese (optional).
  9. Sprinkle crushed potato chips on top.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until bubbling and top is lightly browned.

Berta's Tuna Casserole - 5 simple ingredients create a simple and delicious Tuna Casserole.This Nutritional Information is for the recipe prepared without shredded cheese.

Nutrition Grade:  B  according to Calorie Count

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 329
% Daily Value
Total Fat 7.1g
Saturated Fat 2.4g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 18mg
Sodium 319mg
Total Carbohydrates 48.7g
Dietary Fiber 2.3g
Sugars 1.8g
Protein 16.5g
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 4%
Iron 14%

This nutritional information is for the recipe prepared with the optional cheese.  Nutrition Grade:  B+

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 386
% Daily Value
Total Fat 11.8g
Saturated Fat 5.4g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 33mg
Sodium 407mg
Total Carbohydrates 48.9g
Dietary Fiber 2.3g
Sugars 1.9g
Protein 20.0g
Vitamin A 6%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 14%
Iron 15%


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