Nana's Tuna Casserole Surprise

Doug Smethers 0

"This is one of those little gems of ingenuity from my Nana's kitchen. Nana always made this every Thanksgiving, and all of us kids took turns helping her make it. It is a simple dish, but it really hits the spot on a cold November day. I remember how my sister was absolutely shocked when she learned there was tuna in this dish. This is definitely a dish you'll want to make again and again."


45 m servings 144 cals
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Original recipe yields 15 servings



  • Calories:
  • 144 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 8.7 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 6.4g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 10.5 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 17 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 222 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  2. Mix the tuna, cereal, onion, mushroom soup, and olive oil together in a bowl until blended. Spoon mixture into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with cheese and peanuts.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until cheese melts, about 30 minutes. Cut into squares to serve.
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  1. 8 Ratings


I look at the reviews before I decide to try it. There have been 3 on this one. First One didn't use tuna rated it a 4. Another changed almost the whole recipe and rated it 3. The 3rd said it di...

I made lots of adjustments to this, and I liked it, but I still think it lacks seasoning - pepper at the very least - maybe garlic and paprika would have helped too. I used green onions, no oli...

9x13 is way too big for the amount of ingredients.

Very good,but I used lagarto,instead of tuna.

Bravo Doug! Great dish for the busy family. I have cooked this twice one time substituting Rice Crispys for the wheat Flakes. Hmm Good. I also like the idea of spicing it up with cashews instead...

Well... I think this recipe is VERY interesting and quite tasty. As for the amounts used.. I measured carefully and ended up with enough ingredients to fill an 8x8" casserole, which was the bes...

I used canned salmon and noodles instead of cereal and added a bit of milk and it was a hit!