Lemon Tuna Noodle Casserole

I like to use a flat baking dish so that there is more crunchy topping per serving.


1 package wide egg noodles

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 large bunch green onions, sliced

3 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 cup AP flour

3 cups whole milk

4 cups shredded swiss cheese

Juice of 1 lemon

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 large cans oil packed tuna, drained and flaked

1 can sweet peas, drained well


1 cup Panko crumbs

3 tablespoons butter, melted

1 teaspoon garlic paste

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Cook egg noodles to al dente’ per package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  • Melt butter in a medium sauce pan. Add garlic and onions sauteing until garlic is fragrant and onions are tender.
  • Whisk in flour and blend well. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly, until well blended.
  • Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring frequently.
  • Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes until sauce is smooth and thickened.
  • Remove from heat and whisk in cheese, lemon juice and salt.
  • Fold in tuna, peas and egg noodles.
  • Pour into a greased baking dish.
  • Combine melted butter, garlic and Panko crumbs.
  • Spread evenly on top of tuna mixture.
  • Bake 30 minutes or until golden and bubbly.
  • Let stand 5 minutes before serving.