Thirty Minute Albacore Tuna Casserole
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You can adapt this recipe to fit your families taste. We like the addition of the pepper, and the chives, but both are optional.
Recipe type: Casserole
Cuisine: Dinner
Serves: 8
  • 1 lb Macaroni noodles, shape of your choice
  • 1 lb frozen mixed vegetables, the variety with corn, carrot, beans, beans and baby Lima beans
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and finely diced (can use ½ of a poblano pepper as a substitute) optional
  • 2 cans albacore tuna, drained
  • 1 small can cream of mushroom soup
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ cup chives or the green ends of green onions, finely sliced
  • ½ cup sour cream, or ranch dip*
  • 1½ tsp Hidden Valley Ranch Packet Mix*
  • 1 cup of cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup Italian bread crumbs
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  1. In a large pot, bring 4 quarts of water to boil, Salt water like you would for boiling pasta
  2. When water comes to a boil, add bag of frozen veggies and bring back to a boil
  3. When water comes back to a boil add diced jalopeno (optional) and Macaroni noodles and cook according to al dente on package directions
  4. Drain veggie/noodle mixture and immediately add, drained tuna, cream of mushroom soup, sour cream or dip, ranch packet mix if using sour cream, milk, chives and ¼ tsp black pepper.
  5. Pour into a 9x13 pan and sprinkle top with bread crumbs and then shredded cheese.
  6. Put in the oven under broil for 2-4 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  7. Sprinkle more chives on top if desired
  8. Serve with tomato slices and fruit salad
Recipe by Real Life Dinner at