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dad's not home tuna casserole by mom

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Maggie M
In The Kitchen, OH

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.

(2 ratings)
method Bake

Ingredients For dad's not home tuna casserole by mom

  • 1
    6 oz can tuna - drained
  • 1 can
    cream of mushroom soup
  • 1
    soup can of milk
  • 1/2 c
    frozen peas
  • 1/2 c
    frozen corn
  • 1
    small can black olives - chopped or sliced
  • 1
    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

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375. Grease small casserole, 8x8 baking dish or 9" pie plate.
  • 2
    In medium saucepan warm the soup. Mix in the milk and warm through. Add the peas and the corn. Remove from heat and add tuna.
  • 3
    Crush entire bag of potato chips. Mix about 3/4 of the chips into the soup mixture. Stir olives into mixture.
  • 4
    Put mixture into prepared baking dish and spread evenly. Top with remaining potato chips and the cheese.
  • 5
    Bake - uncovered - at 375* for about 35 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is melted. Remove from oven and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  • 6
    If desired top with extra olives and a dab of sour cream.