Tuna elbows casserole

Tuna elbows casserole

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Servings: 6
  • About This Recipe

    “Although this is a low fat recipe, it is absolutely scrumptious and a real kid pleaser! Leftovers taste great microwaved. Can be made in advance and refrigerated until ready to bake.”


  • 2cupselbow macaroni
  • 1canflaked tuna( , water packed is best)
  • 1cupdiced celery
  • 2green onions, thinly chopped
  • 1chopped sweet bell pepper( , green or red look best)
  • 1canlow-fat cream of celery soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 cuplow-fat milk
  • 1cupshredded mild cheese( , cheddar, mozzarella, etc.)
  • 1/2 cuplow-fat mayonnaise
  • black pepper( about 1 tsp)
  • Directions

  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cook the macaroni until just tender and drain.
  • Combine cooked macaroni, tuna, celery, onion and bell pepper in a large bowl.
  • Heat the undiluted soup with the milk in a small saucepan.
  • When it is smooth, add the cheese and keep cooking it until the cheese is melted.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the mayonnaise and the black pepper.
  • Pour the saucepan contents over the macaroni mixture in the bowl and mix it up well to combine.
  • Pour the whole thing into a medium sized casserole dish (about 2 quart) that has been sprayed with no-stick spray.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Reviews

  • “GREAT RECIPE!I am always looking for a new healthier version of tuna casserole and this was it.I used whole wheat elbow noodles, fat free cream of mushroom soup, low fat cheddar cheese, peas and I added less mayo.Next time I am going to try with using all fat free ingredients and see how that is.I liked the creamy texture and the addition of celery.Thanks for a great recipe!”

  • “This is AWESOME! I have made it twice in the last two weeks!I made it the first time with cream of chicken soup and no celery and it was still quite good.The second time I followed the recipe exactly and it was wonderful!Thanks!”

  • “This was a really good casserole.I didn’t have celery, so I used extra red pepper.Otherwise, I followed the recipe exactly.The only thing I didn’t like was the black pepper, so I will cut back some the next time. Will definitely make again.Thanks!”

  • “absolutely delicious! The veggies are a nice tocuh – in both colour and taste. I will try this again, thank you.”

  • “This was a great casserole.I really liked the addition of green pepper and onion, which I have not put in my tune casseroles before.It added a great taste and texture.The mayo did seem to make it creamier.I was pressed for time, so I mixed everthing up in a bowl and microwaved until the cheese was melted.YUM! Good Stuff! Thanks for the recipe!”

  • “This was excellent!I’ve never made a casserole with mayonnaise in it before that I can remember.It gave it an extra creaminess that was so good.The red pepper and celery gave it extra color that just called you to the dish.I did add an extra can of tuna.Thank you for posting, and I’ll be making this again.I made this recipe for the Spring PAC 2007 game.”