Meals ~ January 18-24 ~ Tuna Casserole

By January 17, 2010April 15th, 2019Budget Meals, Main Dishes, Menu Planning


Welcome to another great week of menu planning. Even though I don’t enjoy our cold weather here in Indiana, I do enjoy cooking and baking during the winter months. Today I’m sharing my recipe for Tuna Casserole.

Seems like you either hate or love Tuna Casserole. Our family happens to love it. It also happens to be a very frugal meal. Since I do most of my grocery shopping at Aldi’s, the total cost for this casserole is $3.91 (breakdown below), add some fruit and rolls and your meal is still under $5.00.

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Tuna Casserole

Tuna Casserole

Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Eat dinner for less than $5 with this Tuna Casserole recipe from


  • Shell Macaroni (I use 1 box, cooked and drained) $1.09
  • 1 Can Cream of Celery Soup $.49
  • 1/3 cup Milk $.25
  • 1/4 cup Mayo $.20
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard $.02
  • 1 cup Shredded Cheese (I usually use Colby and Monterey Blend) $.80
  • 1 can Tuna, drained and flaked with a fork $.89
  • 1 tablespoon Butter, melted $.02
  • 1/4 cup Bread Crumbs $.15


  1. Mix soup, milk, mayo and mustard.
  2. Stir in cheese and tuna.
  3. Fold in cooked macaroni.
  4. Combine crumbs and butter, sprinkle over casserole.

This step is optional depending on if you like your casserole a little crunchy or not. You can see by the picture above, part of the family likes the crumb topping, part doesn’t.

  1. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes or until golden brown.

Now for our menu for this week…

Monday ~  Tuna Casserole

Tuesday ~   Chicken Pot Pie (making 2, 1 for the freezer)

Wednesday ~  Spaghetti, Alfredo Sauce, Garlic Bread, Salad

Thursday ~  Ham and Potatoes

Friday ~  Quesadillas, Chips and Salsa

Saturday ~  Chicken Wings, Oven Fries

Sunday ~  Roast, Potatoes and Veggies

Be sure to stop back tomorrow for Cupcake Tuesday. I’d love for you to link your Cupcake or Muffin recipe. And if you are looking for some Cupcake ideas, head on over to my Cupcake Heaven page.

 For more great menu plans, please visit:

~Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays hosted by Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free

~$5 Dinner Challenge hosted by $5 Dinners

~I’m an Organizing Junkie

~Chive Talkin’

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