Grandma Daly's Tuna and Tater Casserole9 Reviews
- Prep: 15 min
- Cook: 45 min
- Ready In: 1 hr
“This tuna casserole is an updated version of a recipe handed down from my grandmother, Elizabeth Kelleher Daly so of course it uses potatoes as its starch. She actually called it California Chicken. I guess to a native Yankee, the joke was that in California, tuna is chicken.” - by janet7th
Original recipe yields 4 servings
- Place the potatoes and carrots into a large pot and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain vegetables, then cover to keep warm.
- Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a baking dish with cooking spray.
- Melt 1/4 cup butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in onion and garlic; cook and stir until the onion is softened, about 3 minutes.
- Sprinkle in the flour and and reduce heat to medium-low. Continue to cook and stir for about 1 minute, whisking out any lumps.
- Whisk in the milk until the mixture thickens, 5 to 7 minutes.
- Flake the tuna, then stir it into the white sauce along with the potatoes, carrots, and peas. Season with salt and black pepper.
- Transfer the tuna mixture to the prepared baking dish.
- Mix 1/4 cup of melted butter with the crackers together in a bowl.
- Sprinkle the cracker mixture over the tuna and potatoes.
- Bake in the preheated oven until the sauce is bubbly, about 30 minutes.
Amount Per Serving (4 total)
- 661 cal
- 35.4 g
- 57.9 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (9)Rate This Recipe
"I nearly passed this by because for some reason potatoes and tuna didn't sound that great. I love tuna though, so I thought I'd add this to my list of new attempts...(bein' used to noodles or biscuits..." See more instead of potatoes) :o). I have to say, I'm glad I made this. It took a little longer than the few minutes for the cream mixture to thicken, and you must be a speedy preparer, Janet, but in the end, it was very tasty, and my husband loved it, too! I walked my dog and came home to a lovely aroma in the house. I added a picture because it was worth it! Thanks for posting this, janet7th! I'll definitely make it again!"
"Very delicous my children loved it (2&3) I added more veggies red and green peppers,daikon, celery, garlic, onions, potatoes and carrots sliced in food processer but no peas. :) will cook again...." See more"
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