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Old 04-07-2009, 12:27 PM   #1
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Inexpensive Tuna Casserole

My mom had to raise 4 kids on a policeman's salary, so she was always looking for inexpensive meals to make. I grew up on Tuna Casserole. It only has 4 ingredients. A large bag of potato chips (crushed), 1 can of cream of chicken soup, 1 soup can of milk and 1 small can of tuna. Mush it all together, dump it in a casserole, bake @ 350 degrees for 30 minutes and it's dinner. I still make it today, but I learned to dislike tuna so I use a can of chicken breast instead.

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Old 04-07-2009, 01:58 PM   #2
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Would any of us been able to grow up without some version of tuna casserole?
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Old 04-09-2009, 05:52 PM   #3
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i doubt it. my version is different but then there must be one hundred ways to do it.
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Old 04-09-2009, 06:27 PM   #4
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I think I was about 25 when I tasted my first tuna casserole. Love the stuff. When I was young, we did eat lots of salmon / potato patties .
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Old 04-09-2009, 07:06 PM   #5
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My dad wouldn't eat casseroles , so we never had tuna casserole. We had a lot of salmon croquettes, hamburger patties smothered with onions and gravy, and fried chicken. My husband won't eat canned tuna (even if I buy the pricey stuff ), but he loves just about every other imaginable type of casserole. Every once in a while I have to have my tuna fix, so I mix up a batch of tuna salad and just eat it on crackers. He about gags !
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Old 04-09-2009, 08:06 PM   #6
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Ate this once every week or two as a kid, and I LOVED it. Only difference was my mom used Cream of Mushroom soup.
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Old 04-09-2009, 08:10 PM   #7
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Tuna casserole was all to frequent a dish when I was first married and paid once a month. I've never seen a recipe for it that didn't include noodles before. Live and learn!
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Old 04-09-2009, 08:36 PM   #8
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My dad wouldn't eat casseroles , so we never had tuna casserole. We had a lot of salmon croquettes, hamburger patties smothered with onions and gravy, and fried chicken. My husband won't eat canned tuna (even if I buy the pricey stuff ), but he loves just about every other imaginable type of casserole. Every once in a while I have to have my tuna fix, so I mix up a batch of tuna salad and just eat it on crackers. He about gags !
I've grown to hate canned tuna also due to it started to taste to fishy to me so I've been making it with canned chicken breast for the last 12 or 13 years. It's much better and my DH has to have canned jellied cranberry sauce with it.
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Check this version: TUNA TETRAZZINI
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Check this version: TUNA TETRAZZINI
A little bit to complicated for me, also I can't stand mushrooms.
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