Pam Ellingson Recipe

Cable Car Tuna Casserole

By Pam Ellingson wmnofoz


This is an adoptee recipe. Larry (My Hubby) likes the old fashioned Tuna casserole once in a while, so I thought I would give this version a home in my recipe box. And there are a few different ingredients so I can tweak it some :)


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Serves:
2 to 4
Prep Time:
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Cooking Method:
Bake

Ingredients

2 c
egg noodles, cooked in salted water and drained
1/4 tsp
thyme
1/4 tsp
seasoned salt, ( i prefer johnny's)
IF YOU LIKE YOUR TUNA CASSEROLE WITH STRONGER TUNA FLAVOR, USE CHUNK LIGHT TUNA, FOR MILDER, USE ALBACORE, EITHER ONE SHOULD BE WATER PACKED
1- 2 can(s)
6 oz tuna, drained and flaked (reserve the juice)
1/2 can(s)
cream of chicken soup (about 6 oz.)
2/3 c
milk
1/2 tsp
mild curry powder
1/2 c
celery, chopped
1/4 c
green pepper, chopped
1/3 c
water chestnuts, chopped
3 Tbsp
onion, chopped
1/4 c
mayonnaise
3/4 c
frozen peas
3 to 4 oz
grated sharp cheddar cheese
TOPPING
3/4 c
triscuit crackers crushed ( i used rosemary and olive oil flavored)
2 to 3 Tbsp
butter, melted
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1/4 c
almonds, sliced
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Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350°
Cook the noodles to al dente in salted water, then drain. In a 2-quart casserole sprayed with cooking spray, combine noodles, thyme and salt. Set aside.
2
Mix together the soup, milk, curry powder and 3-4 Tbsp. of the reserved juice in a medium saucepan and heat over med low, stirring until smooth.
3
Add celery, green pepper, water chestnuts, onions, mayonnaise, peas and the cheese. Continue to stir until cheese is melted.
4
Add flaked tuna and cooked noodles to the cheese sauce in the saucepan and mix gently but thoroughly. Return to the casserole.
5
Crush the Triscuit crackers into small to medium sized crumbs. Melt butter in a small bowl and add crumbs stirring to coat. Top the casserole with crumbs and sprinkle with almond slices.
6
Bake for about 25 minutes until hot and lightly browned.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish, Pasta, Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy