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Two white bowls filled with Homemade Skillet Tuna Helper and two silver spoons on a white and blue cloth.

Homemade Skillet Tuna Helper Recipe

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  • Author: Ben Myhre
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Easy
  • Method: Skillet
  • Cuisine: American


This Homemade Skillet Tuna Helper Recipe is easy to throw together and provides a healthy, tasty, simple homestyle dinner. Get out your pantry staples for this quick and delicious skillet dinner.


  • 8 ounces egg noodles, cooked and drained
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2  cups 2% milk
  • 1 Can corn, drained
  • 1.5 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 can tuna
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste


  1. In large skillet, heat butter over medium low
  2. Once butter is melted, slowly mix in flour to form a paste like substance.
  3. Add in a little of the milk and try to incorporate flour * butter mixture.
  4. Continue adding milk and mix well.
  5. Turn heat up to medium to medium high and continue stirring to prevent scalding. 
  6. When sauce starts to bubble, you will also notice it thickening. 
  7. Once the sauce is about gravy-thick or sticks well to the back of your mixing spoon, add in the cooked noodles.
  8. Mix the noodles well.
  9. Add in vegetables and tuna.
  10. Mix well
  11. Salt and pepper to taste.