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Tuna in the Straw Casserole

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


  • 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


  • In a large bowl, stir soup and milk until blended. Stir in the tuna, mushrooms, vegetables and 1-1/2 cups potato sticks.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 289 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 881mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 18g protein.

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  • maryteen
    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).

  • trudypost
    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.

  • amethystra
    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!

  • oeg1kallee
    Apr 6, 2009

    a very tasty change -my family enjoys this one