Cable Car Tuna Casserole

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By Pam Ellingson
from Wichita, KS

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 :)

serves 2 to 4
prep time 30 Min
cook time 25 Min
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
    6 oz tuna, drained and flaked (reserve the juice)
  • 1/2 can
    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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How To Make

  • 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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