Here’s why: It has only 3 main ingredients; you just layer the ingredients on top of each other, then bake it. Not this one. Preparation. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 2 quart casserole dish with cooking spray. This Tuna Noodle Casserole made her quite famous among the other military wives! Why? Well, most tuna casseroles have other ingredients, like noodles, peas, broccoli, just to name a few. That’s why this simple, old fashioned recipe works. In a recent letter, Aunt Bee mailed me her yellowed, stained recipe card for Tuna Noodle Casserole, along with a quick story about the dish. And this tuna casserole is family friendly. This tuna and noodle recipe is an old fashioned comfort food casserole that will delight everyone. 2. It's the dish that Aunt Bee gave to other army families when (in her words), "there had been a mishap." Time at home doesn’t mean you have to spend hours in the kitchen. 1. Velvety cheese sauce over simple pantry ingredients so you can feed your family a filling and budget-friendly meal! And simple it is. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil, add noodles and cook until al dente according to package instructions.