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Golden Tuna Casserole Recipe

Golden Tuna Casserole Recipe

Mushrooms, green peppers and onion are added to boxed macaroni and cheese in this comforting take on the classic tuna bake. "It is a delicious, hearty and quick-to-fix dinner," writes Helen Suter from Golconda, Illinois. "I serve it with a tossed salad and hot rolls."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (7-1/4 ounces) macaroni and cheese mix
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tuna, drained
  • 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 jar (2 ounces) diced pimientos, drained

Directions

  • 1. Set aside the cheese sauce packet. In a saucepan, cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and set aside.
  • 2. In the same pan, saute onion and green pepper in butter. Return macaroni to the pan. Add milk and contents of cheese sauce packet; stir until smooth. Stir in the soup, tuna, mushrooms and pimientos.
  • 3. Pour into a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 4-6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 317 calories, 15 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 964 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 16 g protein.