|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 11g||14%|
|Saturated Fat 3g||13%|
|Total Carbohydrate 19g||7%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||9%|
|Total Sugars 7g|
|Vitamin C 6mg||32%|
|*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.|
Creamy tuna à la king is a comfort food that can be on the table in around 30 minutes. Great for those weekend nights when you're in a rush and trying to figure out what to eat; these ingredients can usually be found in most pantries and refrigerators. A simple can of tuna, celery, onion, peas, cream of mushroom soup, seasonings and spices, can provide a warm, delicious meal for you and your family.
Serve this creamy tuna a la king over toast points, puff pastry shells, or biscuits, or use this as a topping for baked potatoes or cooked white rice.
Great for cool evenings in the fall or winter, this recipe may be made with cooked chicken, salmon, or turkey, as well.
3 tablespoons margarine
1 cup chopped celery, about 2 stalks
1/2 cup chopped onion, about 1 small onion
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 dash freshly ground black pepper
1 cup milk
1 large egg, beaten
1 (10 1/2-ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon thyme
1 cup peas, canned and drained, or frozen
1 can white tuna in water, drained
3 tablespoons chopped water chestnuts
Toast points, or chow mein noodles, for garnish
Gather the ingredients.
Saute celery and onion in margarine until tender.
Blend in flour, salt, and pepper.
Mix milk, beaten egg, and soup.
Add them to the first mixture.
Cook over low heat until the sauce is thick and smooth.
Add Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, and thyme.
Lastly, add peas and tuna.
Heat and serve over warm chow mein noodles or toast points.
- If frozen peas are used, cook until tender and drain before adding.
- Switch it up and replace the tuna with 1 cup of chopped cooked chicken, or salmon, or turkey.
- Use 1 cup of cooked mixed vegetables in place of the peas.
- This recipe is a great way to use up leftover proteins you might have in the fridge, whether it be rotisserie chicken, baked salmon, or turkey.
How to Store Tuna à la King
- Leftover tuna à la king can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.
- Reheat leftovers in the microwave or in a skillet on medium heat until warm.