Cable Car Tuna Casserole
Tuna casserole? Many will moan, but this recipe changes the image. Nice texture and crunch from the water chestnuts and the creamy sauce was wonderful. A real winner on this old classic.
cooked al dente, drained
soup, cream of celery
solid, drained and flaked
green bell peppers
scallions, spring or green onions
chopped, with some green tops
cheddar cheese, very old, sharp
Preheat oven to 425℉ (220℃).
Inn 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 tuna, celery, green pepper, water chestnuts, scallions, mayonnaise and all but 2 Tablespoons of the cheese.
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.