Easy Tuna Casserole
By :Chop Secrets
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Classic weeknight fare, this easy, cheesy tuna casserole (studded with the traditional green peas) is comfort food at its finest, including the (optional) potato chip topping.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
6 servings
Ingredients
  • 12 oz egg noodles
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 1/2 cups Water
  • 10 oz tuna 2 (5 oz) cans, drained
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 20 oz condensed cream of mushroom soup canned or homemade
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup crushed plain potato chips optional
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
6 servings
Ingredients
  • 12 oz egg noodles
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 1/2 cups Water
  • 10 oz tuna 2 (5 oz) cans, drained
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 20 oz condensed cream of mushroom soup canned or homemade
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup crushed plain potato chips optional
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Votes: 6
Rating: 3.83
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Instructions
  1. Place pasta and onion powder in the Instant Pot. Add water and stir to combine.
  2. Layer tuna, frozen peas, and soup evenly on top of pasta--do not stir.
  3. Secure the lid, making sure the vent is closed.
  4. Using the display panel select the MANUAL function*. Use the +/- keys and program the Instant Pot for 4 minutes.
  5. When the time is up, quick-release the pressure.
  6. Add cheese and stir until melted.
  7. Optional: Transfer the mixture to a baking dish and cover with crushed potato chips. Place under the broiler for 2-3 minutes.
Recipe Notes

*The MANUAL and PRESSURE COOK buttons are interchangeable.

16 replies
  1. Raven34
    Raven34 says:

    Turned out great. Just one problem it states to cook it for four minutes but then states under cook time 40 minutes. May want to edit this.

  2. Jillian
    Jillian says:

    I am new cooking with an instant pot, and I made this recipe tonight and I got the burn message. Any tips to prevent that?? Because I really like this recipe – would like to try it again!

  3. Chop Secrets
    Chop Secrets says:

    For those who have asked about 4 minutes vs 40 minutes, set the timer for 4 minutes as per the instructions. But remember that the Instant Pot will not start counting those 4 minutes until the pot has come to pressure, which can take 20-30 minutes. Unlike some recipe developers, we always try to give a realistic cooking time, so we include the time needed to come to pressure, the actual cook time, plus any pressure release or broil time. Bon appetit!

  4. Chop Secrets
    Chop Secrets says:

    For those asking about the burn notice, here’s a couple of things to check. 1) Make sure you stir after adding the pasta and water in step one. You don’t want dry pasta sitting on the bottom of the pot! 2) Do NOT stir after you add the soup in step two. Leave the soup sitting on the top of all the other ingredients, because thick dairy on the bottom of the pot will cause a burn notice. 3) If you still get a burn notice, try adding 1/2 cup more water, make sure the bottom of the pot has no burnt or stuck-on food and try again. 4) Try a different kind of egg noodles. This recipe was tested with 3 different brands of dry egg noodles, but different pastas behave differently, especially those with unusual ingredients (e.g., many gluten-free noodles are tough to work with in pressure cookers!). Bon appetit!

  5. Rolthunder
    Rolthunder says:

    Just order new inner pot!
    Guess good taste comes at price!
    Never ever will cook direct in inner pot!
    Dam good tasting though

  6. roxians
    roxians says:

    Wow, so good! I sauteed fresh onion with a tablespoon of olive oil first then follow the directions leaving out onion powder. I halfed the recipe. 2 tablespoons butter on a plate with a half a cup of panko bread crumbs and brown in microwave to put on top at end. Excellent!

  7. Darmargro
    Darmargro says:

    I made this tuna casserole. It was very good until I transfered to a oven safe dish. My hus

  8. Darmargro
    Darmargro says:

    I made this tuna casserole. It was very good, until I transfered it to a oven safe pan. I did broil the casserole with the potatoe chips on it. It started on fire in my oven. I would leave that part out.

  9. Kath1960
    Kath1960 says:

    Very quick and easy recipe. I halved it for two people with enough for another meal. I sprayed the instant pot with cooking spray before I started. I substituted ‘No Yolk’ noodles for the egg noodles. Since halving the recipe only called for 1 1/4cups of water, I upped the amount to 1 1/3 cups of water. Pretty tasty considering the simplicity of the ingredients. The only change I would make for next time would be to add a few sauteed onions.

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