Hotdish Tuna Casserole

Hotdish Tuna Casserole

Hotdish tuna casserole is another one of those meals I don’t know whether to call hot dish or casserole.  Here in the north we tend to call it hotdish, down south I think it’s a casserole.  Either way, it is very similar to tater tot hot dish. The base of cream of chicken soup, with cheese and pasta but with tuna instead of beef (and no tater tots).

I have made this a few different ways too.  Generally I just add all of the ingredients to a pan while I boil the noodles.  When the noodles are done I add them to the pan.  At this point, you can either cook until hot or put into the oven.  This is the beauty of cast iron.  I am able to get it to this stage and then put the entire pan into the oven.

Hotdish tuna casserole is something I have always added Velveeta cheese to as well.  I am not sure that is standard but it’s the way I’ve always made it.  Cream cheese is a recent addition to this recipe.  It just gives everything you add it to a good texture and taste.  Season with salt and pepper or your favorite seasoning.

Hotdish Tuna Casserole

Hotdish Tuna Casserole

Pasta in a cheesy, creamy sauce with tuna
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 276 kcal


  • Cast Iron Dutch Oven



  • Butter a cast iron dutch oven
  • Add cream of chicken soup
  • Add half and half
  • Add tuna
  • Add cream cheese and velveeta
  • Add desired seasoning to taste
  • Add precooked pasta
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes



Calories: 276kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 19gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 1757mgPotassium: 695mgFiber: 2gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 1187IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 260mgIron: 3mg
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