Mom Pat's Tuna and Noodles From Scratch

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"Mom made this a lot. It's simple, cheap, and very good. [not made with soup] Get a lot more than with box mix This a mild comfort food that kids like can use other noodles the spirels are easier for little kids. egg noodles are how mom made them"

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (222.3 g)
  • Calories 573.8
  • Total Fat - 23.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 83.7 mg
  • Sodium - 442.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 69.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.5 g
  • Sugars - 4.2 g
  • Protein - 21.2 g
  • Calcium - 105.5 mg
  • Iron - 4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 1 mg

Step 1

Cook the noodles in boiling water according to package directions.

Step 2

Melt the margarine in a skillet; add the oil from the tuna cans. this will add flavor to the sauce Add the flour and stir well to incorporate to make a roux.

Step 3

Add the canned milk to the roux and stir constantly until thickened. cook a couple of minutes to get the raw taste from the flour and thicken gravy salt and pepper to taste.

Step 4

Add the peas, mushrooms and drained tuna; cook until vegetables are done.

Step 5

Add cooked noodles and heat through.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Such great comfort food in this deep freeze weather! I used 3 cans of solid albacore and the peas. We thoroughly enjoyed the creaminess! DH husband said it took him back to his childhood. Will be made again for sure! Thanks for sharing Dienia! Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.

review by:
(14 Feb 2019)


Very good tuna and noodles and a bit different from the tuna noodle casserole we usually make. This makes a lot and was enjoyed by all. Thanks for sharing!

review by:
(2 Feb 2019)


Great comfort food. I used wide egg noodles and skipped the peas, but otherwise made as written, Easy, too!

review by:
(8 Jan 2015)


Yummy yum yum this was great! Nothing like Tuna Noodle casserole when it's cold outside and you need a little comfort. I love that it's so easy and on the table pronto. I used white tuna packed in water but otherwise followed your ingredients. Love it with the peas and mushrooms!

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(7 Jan 2015)