|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 4 servings|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 31g||39%|
|Saturated Fat 18g||90%|
|Total Carbohydrate 20g||7%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||4%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Do you have childhood memories of tuna casserole? Chopstick tuna casserole was a dinner staple in the 1960s, getting its name from the chow mein noodles that give body to the dish and are also sprinkled on top to provide crunch.
Onions and celery are the vegetables in the casserole, and there aren't any other specifically Asian ingredients or flavors. Some moms would include canned water chestnuts for more crunch and Chinese influence. A common variation was to use potato chips instead of the chow mein noodles. Of course, then it wouldn't be called "chopstick" tuna casserole. But either choice will provide the crunch on top for texture.
You can enjoy this as a simple comfort food supper served with a green salad. Or, think of taking it as a '60s throwback dish to a potluck.
Heat the oven to 375 F. Grease an 8-inch square baking dish.
In a large bowl, combine the soup and water.
Add 1 cup of chow mein noodles, finely chopped onion, pepper, tuna, and celery. Toss lightly.
Turn the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle remaining 1 cup chow mein noodles over the top.
Bake for 30 minutes and serve hot.
- Leftover tuna casserole can be refrigerated and reheated in the microwave or in the oven. You can also freeze portions to save for future quick meals. In both instances, the noodles on top will become a bit soggy, so you might want to add some fresh noodles if you crave their crispness when you reheat it.