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Hard Times Creamed Tuna

Rated as 4.58 out of 5 Stars
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"Times were tough for my newly divorced mom in the 70's. I remember eating creamed tuna on toast with a green salad on the side at least weekly. It was one of my favorite meals, and I had no idea we were eating it out of necessity. Times aren't so tough now, but I still make this about once a month. It's great when you're in a hurry, or have limited supplies on hand. My kids love it too!"
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Ingredients

15 m servings 214
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir flour into melted butter until smooth and slowly stream milk into the mixture while whisking continually. Bring mixture to a simmer and cook until thickened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir tuna into the milk mixture; season with salt and pepper. Cook until tuna is warmed, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Ladle tuna mixture over toasted bread to serve.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 214 calories; 8.7 19.9 13.4 32 303 Full nutrition

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My goodness, this reminds me of Lenten suppers, afternoons when I was sick, and quiet moments with just my mom and me. But, you absolutely, positively must have frozen baby peas added to the re...

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My goodness, this reminds me of Lenten suppers, afternoons when I was sick, and quiet moments with just my mom and me. But, you absolutely, positively must have frozen baby peas added to the re...

Our stories sound much alike except my dad passed away and times were tough with just mom also in the 70's. She would make this, but she always added a can of peas. I liked it as a kid and then ...

thank you! I loved this growing up and was trying to find the recipe that uses milk and not condensed cream soups and this is it! The only change I make is to add fresh or frozen peas.

I have been amazed to see that nobody else adds chopped boiled eggs to their creamed tuna! I usually double this recipe and add 4 chopped boiled eggs. Delicious, and an inexpensive way to add g...

This reminds me of growing up in the 80's or having a tuna casserole. I made a couple of modifications to the recipe. I added 1/4 of a finely chopped onion and 1/4 of a finely chopped apple to t...

It's so funny but I made this just last night for dinner. I always thought I was the only person on earth that ate this growing up in the 70's. and then I just now stumbled upon the recipe on he...

I too ate this growing up and make it frequently still! The only real difference to mine is that I add celery seasoning. I'll try the peas next time!

This was one of my favorite meals as a child. When my mom would ask what I wanted for dinner 9 times out if 10 this is what I wanted. Lol

Love this! Had this all the time growing up and was craving it this week. This is the exact recipe my mother would make, but depending on what we had laying around the house, she would sometimes...