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creamy tuna macaroni casserole spicy scooped on a plate with brussel sprouts.

Creamy Tuna Macaroni Casserole from Scratch (Spicy)

This delicious tuna macaroni casserole from scratch is spicy, creamy and delicious! Your family will love it and so will you.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword tuna macaroni casserole from scratch, tuna recipes,
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Author Christina


  • 3 T butter
  • 2 stalks celery finely chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 T flour
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 c chicken broth
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 c cream
  • 1 can rotel (or make your own frozen rotel from fresh tomatoes and peppers from the garden)
  • 1 lb macaroni noodles, cooked
  • 2 cans albacore tuna in water


  1. Preheat oven to 325

  2. Add butter to skillet and add celery and onions

  3. Saute until tender

  4. Add flour. Stir and cook about 2 minutes.

  5. Add garlic, thyme, salt and pepper to taste, cream and chicken broth

  6. Stir and cook until mixture thickens a little bit

  7. Add rotel with juice, tuna with water and cooked macaroni

  8. Mix and dump into a casserole dish

  9. Bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly around edges