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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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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