Hilda's "Crunchy Tuna (or Chicken) Bake"

Hilda's Crunchy Tuna (or Chicken) Bake

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Mary Compton


SEP-'73, I came to TX (from MI) to 'visit' my sister & her husband...10 days later, I was employed by an insurance company in downtown Dallas! What a stretch for a small town/country girl...but as you can see, I never left Dallas to live elsewhere! While working at the ins. co., I became good friends w/a 'grandma figure' dear lady named Hilda. She was so good to me during the 5 years we worked together. When I became engaged, she gave me a wonderful wedding shower gift...a 1-1/2 quart 'French White' casserole dish, along w/this recipe, and ALL the non-perishable ingredients listed.


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15 Min
30 Min


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    2 cups uncooked egg noodles
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    [cooked to pkg directions, drain]
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    1 [10-oz] pkg frozen french-cut green beans
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    [cooked to pkg directions; omit salt, drain]
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    1 can french-fried onions
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    1 [6.5-oz] can tuna or chicken
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    [rinsed, drained, & flaked]
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    1 [10.75-oz] can cream of mushroom soup
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    1/4 cup milk
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    2/3 cup cubed cheddar cheese
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    coarse ground black pepper to taste

How to Make Hilda's "Crunchy Tuna (or Chicken) Bake"


    Grease 1-1/2 quart sized glass casserole dish.
    Cooked noodles, cooked green beans, 1/2 of the french-fried onions, and flaked tuna or chicken.
  3. In a small sauce pan, combine cream of mushroom soup, milk, and cheese. On medium heat, cook/stir ingredients until cheese is melted and mixture is smooth. Add the black pepper; stir 'til incorporated. Evenly pour mixture over tuna layer...evenly spread mixture w/a spatula, if necessary.
  4. BAKE casserole for 25 minutes.
    Take out of oven and evenly sprinkle remaining half of french-fried onions on top; return casserole to oven for another 5 minutes.
  5. Serve w/hot, crusty rolls and your favorite fresh-leafy garden salad & salad dressing...or your favorite fresh fruit salad.

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About Hilda's "Crunchy Tuna (or Chicken) Bake"

Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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