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.

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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.

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  • 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.

  • Bake in preheated oven until cheese melts, about 30 minutes. Cut into squares to serve.

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Nutrition Facts

143.6 calories; 10.5 g protein; 6.4 g carbohydrates; 16.7 mg cholesterol; 221.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2009
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 didn't amount to enought to fill the dish and rated it a 1. Was it still a good recipe or are you giving it a 1 because it didn't fill the dish? The other two. Did you do this recipe before changing the ingrediance, Or did you make the changes on the first attempt? Rating's aren't judged after changing ingrediances. As for not filling the dish. Make sure of your sizes and amounts. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/16/2008
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 olive oil fat free soup rice instead of cereal and canned salmon instead of tuna. Next time I also want to add a vegetable like peas. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2009
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 didn't amount to enought to fill the dish and rated it a 1. Was it still a good recipe or are you giving it a 1 because it didn't fill the dish? The other two. Did you do this recipe before changing the ingrediance, Or did you make the changes on the first attempt? Rating's aren't judged after changing ingrediances. As for not filling the dish. Make sure of your sizes and amounts. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2009
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 didn't amount to enought to fill the dish and rated it a 1. Was it still a good recipe or are you giving it a 1 because it didn't fill the dish? The other two. Did you do this recipe before changing the ingrediance, Or did you make the changes on the first attempt? Rating's aren't judged after changing ingrediances. As for not filling the dish. Make sure of your sizes and amounts. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/15/2008
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 olive oil fat free soup rice instead of cereal and canned salmon instead of tuna. Next time I also want to add a vegetable like peas. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/12/2008
9x13 is way too big for the amount of ingredients. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/10/2008
Very good but I used lagarto instead of tuna. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2009
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 of the peanuts and a touch of ranch dressing. Does not feed the whole family though I actually cooked it in the tuna can. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/16/2012
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 best size for my husband and I. If I had used the 9x13...my casserole would have been about an inch thick... I don't know if I will make it again... but it was quick and something that kids would enjoy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2012
I used canned salmon and noodles instead of cereal and added a bit of milk and it was a hit! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2015
Wow hats off to Nana!! I made this tonight and had to restrain myself from having a third helping. It's sooo good. Only change in the recipe was that I had no flake cereal so I used leftover Chex mix (with chocolate if you can believe that). Anyway it's tasty filling does not taste like tuna but maybe chicken. Great for a fall or winter evening. Love the peanut crunchy top but cashews could work definitely. Very satisfying. Read More