Dad's Not Home Tuna Casserole by Mom

Maggie ^O^


When Dad had to work at night Mom always made her famous tuna casserole for us.

Certainly not the healthiest of meals but it brings back a lot of memories.

Times were tough, money was tight back then. 1 can of tuna, some soup, a few vegies and some potato chips made a warm and belly filling supper for us.

I still make this casserole and every time I do it's like Mom is in the kitchen with me.


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6 oz can tuna - drained
1 can(s)
cream of mushroom soup
soup can of milk
1/2 c
frozen peas
1/2 c
frozen corn
small can black olives - chopped or sliced
approx 10 oz bag plain potato chips
1/4 c
shredded cheddar cheese
extra olives for garnish if desired
sour cream for garnish if desired

How to Make Dad's Not Home Tuna Casserole by Mom


  • 1Preheat oven to 375.

    Grease small casserole, 8x8 baking dish or 9" pie plate.
  • 2In medium saucepan warm the soup. Mix in the milk and warm through. Add the peas and the corn. Remove from heat and add tuna.
  • 3Crush entire bag of potato chips. Mix about 3/4 of the chips into the soup mixture.

    Stir olives into mixture.
  • 4Put mixture into prepared baking dish and spread evenly.

    Top with remaining potato chips and the cheese.
  • 5Bake - uncovered - at 375* for about 35 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is melted.

    Remove from oven and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  • 6If desired top with extra olives and a dab of sour cream.

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About Dad's Not Home Tuna Casserole by Mom

Course/Dish: Fish, Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #tuna, #Casserole, #olive

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