Hard Times Creamed Tuna Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Hard Times Creamed Tuna Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Hard Times Creamed Tuna

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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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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins
  • READY IN

    15 mins

Directions

  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.
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Oct 24, 2014

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 I made it for my kids, now it's just hubby and me at home and I still make it now and again. It's quick and cheap. I looked your recipe up today to see if I others added something special to make it better. When I read your recipe I though no need, but I did add half a chopped onion.

 
Jul 02, 2014

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.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 226 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.9 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 8.8 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 16.1 g
  • 32%
  • Sodium
  • 367 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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