Cable Car Tuna Casserole

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Serves: 2 to 4
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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
1/4 c almonds, sliced

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Pam Ellingson Recipe
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Wichita, KS (pop. 382,368)
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Member Since Mar 2010
Pam's notes for this recipe:
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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Directions

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.
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user Pam Ellingson wmnofoz - Sep 27, 2011
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user Bob Wakeman Bigcatfish - Sep 11, 2012
This looks so good. Saved.
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