Economical Tuna Casserole Recipe

This is the best tuna casserole recipe I have ever made. It is so nice that you do not have to bake it in the oven. I used a rice cooker, but you can just use a skillet or pot on the stove. My husband absolutely loves it. It is economical and very filling.

Table of Contents


  • 2 foil pouches of tuna
  • 2 1/2 cup elbow macaroni
  • 2 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1 cup celery
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar
  • 1/3 cup parmesan
  • 1/3 dried minced onionĀ (Here are some great onion choppers for you!)
  • Lawry”s Seasoning Salt
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack or Mozzarella cheese


  1. Oil the pot well.
  2. Combine the first 6 ingredients, and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat, and allow to cook until the macaroni is soft.
  4. Add the next three ingredients: cheddar, parmesan, and dried minced onion.
  5. Top with seasoning salt and Monterey Jack Cheese.
  6. Allow to cook until cheese is well-melted.

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