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Golden Tuna Casserole

 Golden Tuna Casserole
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."
4-6 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.

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

  • Set aside the cheese sauce packet. In a saucepan, cook macaroni
  • according to package directions; drain and set aside.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Golden Tuna Casserole (continued)

Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.