My mom made this while I was growing up, and it has always been my favorite recipe of hers. It makes a great meal for guests since it looks so pretty after baking, and kids love it!

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Cheese Sauce:

Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.

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  • Measure 2 tablespoons of the beaten egg into a small bowl and set aside. Mix remaining egg, tuna, onion, 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese, parsley, celery salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper together in a large bowl.

  • Stir 2 cups baking mix and cold water together to form a soft dough. Cover a cutting board with cheesecloth and lightly dust with flour. Turn dough out onto the prepared cutting board and knead 5 times. Roll into a 15x10-inch rectangle. Spread tuna mixture over the dough. Roll, beginning at one of the long side, into a cylinder; transfer to the prepared baking sheet with the sealed edge down. Shape the cylinder into a ring and pinch the ends together. With scissors, make cuts 2/3 of the way through ring at 1-inch intervals. Brush top with reserved egg.

  • Bake in preheated oven until the outside is golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes.

  • Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat. Beat 1/4 cup baking mix, salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper into the butter; cook until smooth and bubbly, about 5 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and stir milk into the butter mixture until smoothly incorporated. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring continually; cook at a boil for 1 minute; remove from heat and stir 1 cup Cheddar cheese into the mixture until melted. Pour over the tuna ring casserole to serve.

Nutrition Facts

502 calories; protein 31g 62% DV; carbohydrates 33.7g 11% DV; fat 26.9g 41% DV; cholesterol 107.1mg 36% DV; sodium 1222.6mg 49% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2014
We made this during a snow storm. looking for recipes by ingredients. There were no leftovers. This came out great and is a very customizable dish. Old Bay mushroom onions and other flavors are easily added. I would suggest finding a different cheese sauce or making it a day ahead. It was very runny for the dish but the remaining sauce was great on chili and made quick au gratin out of leftover home fries. Read More
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19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 6
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2014
We made this during a snow storm. looking for recipes by ingredients. There were no leftovers. This came out great and is a very customizable dish. Old Bay mushroom onions and other flavors are easily added. I would suggest finding a different cheese sauce or making it a day ahead. It was very runny for the dish but the remaining sauce was great on chili and made quick au gratin out of leftover home fries. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2015
This is really good I have picky eaters in my house and they all love this even without the cheese sauce. We dip ours in mustard so good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/03/2016
For simplicity sake, I substituted a Pillsbury crescent roll and just sprinkled grated Monterey Jack on the top after cooking. I used half the egg as a wash before cooking to achieve a golden brown color. I didn't try to form a ring as it works well as a loaf. I surrounded it on a platter with lettuce, grape tomatoes, apple and cucumber slices. Lunch guests were happy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2018
I made this for dinner tonight and it was a big hit! My daughter and 2 granddaughters couldn't eat it fast enough. I'm bad about following recipes, but the only changes I made were to add some broccoli and mushrooms to the filling, and used crescent roll dough instead of baking mix. It was awesome, and we will definitely be making it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2020
I will make this again but with chicken so that my 3 year old will like it more; she’s not a fan of tuna. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2015
This is also good just using the sheets of pillsbury crescent rolls if you don't want to get messy with the dough. My husband and son loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2020
If you're looking for something different, this is a very nice change from tuna noodle casserole. The only down side is that it takes a while to prepare all the components. I don't like crunchy onion in my food, so I thinly sliced and chopped the onion and sauteed it in butter first . I also added a chopped hard boiled egg to the tuna mixture. Because several people said the sauce was thin, I used 1/3 cup of the Bisquick and because I had a lot of American cheese slices I used 10 of them for the sauce, although I used cheddar in the filling mix. The sauce was a nice consistency. The recipe makes a lot of sauce! We both liked the taste and texture and I would make it again if I had plenty of time. Definitely worth giving a try if you're looking for something different! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2020
I added chopped celery to the mix and precooked the mix before putting in the dough. I also added a few dashes of Worcester sauce and a squirt of lemon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2020
everyone was really pleased with this recipe. the cheese sauce was amazing. Read More