Tuna in the Straw Casserole Recipe
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Tuna in the Straw Casserole Recipe

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Shoestring potatoes give this main dish great flavor and crunch. Even my husband, who doesn't normally care for tuna, counts it among his favorites.—Kallee McCreery, Escondido, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 can (5 ounces) albacore white tuna in water
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
  • 2 cups potato sticks, divided

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 289 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 881 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 18 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, stir soup and milk until blended. Stir in the tuna, mushrooms, vegetables and 1-1/2 cups potato sticks.
  2. Transfer to a greased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with the remaining potatoes. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until bubbly and potatoes are crisp. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Tuna in the Straw Casserole in Casserole Cookbook 2001, p108

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed May. 5, 2015

"Re: punkysquirrel review, it is not really fair to substitute ingredients-and then say you are not happy with the outcome. If you had used the shoestring potato sticks you would have had the seasoning that you say was missing."

Reviewed Nov. 24, 2011

"Made this recipe and loved it. I was asked by a very close friend to help her out with a dish for 10 people. She was not in love with tuna so I pan fried 6-7 chicken breasts, cooled then added to the recipe which I increased X's 3. She just had to sprinkle the potato stix on top and cook. Her diners loved it and wanted the recipee. (I didn't decrease any items in the original recipe, just increased everything 3 times)."

Reviewed Nov. 6, 2011

"Since I couldn't find shoestring potatoes/potato sticks, I mixed in some shredded hash browns, and then after it baked, I added crushed up potato chips. My husband's first words, 'Needs seasoning'. The dish overall wasn't bad, but it wasn't great. I don't think we will be making this again."

Reviewed Jun. 24, 2011

"This was pretty good,my husband and I had no trouble eating the whole pan,I wasn't overly fond of the mixed veg but wasn't sure if it was the peas or lima beans I didn't care for. I would definitely make it again."

Reviewed Mar. 28, 2010

"I mentioned this recipe to my niece by letting her know about the ingredients. She just scrunched her nose and didn't like the sound of it... but I truly enjoyed it. It had a slightly sweet taste, I think from the evaporated milk. I really like this recipe. Thanks!"

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