Tuna: Cable Car Tuna Casserole

posted by Connie 10-31-102 12:07 PM

Cable Car Tuna Casserole
from Jackie Olden's Kitchen Magic cookbook

6 ounces egg noodles, cooked al dente and drained
12 to 14 ounces canned white tuna, drained and flaked
1 cup celery, coarsely chopped
1/3 cup green pepper, coarsely chopped
1/3 cup water chestnuts, sliced
1/3 cup scallions, chopped with some green tops
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (10 ounce) can cream of celery soup
1/2 cup milk
3/4 cup cheddar cheese, grated
1/4 cup toasted almonds, chopped

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

In a 2 quart casserole combine noodles, thyme and salt. Set aside.

Mix together the soup and milk in a saucepan and heat, stirring constantly until smooth. Add all the remaining ingredients but 2 tablespoons of the cheese and almonds. Heat and stir until the cheese is melted. Add cheese sauce to casserole and mix thoroughly. Sprinkle top with remaining grated cheese and almonds. Bake for about 20 minutes until bubbly and lightly browned.

Serves 6

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