Creamy Tuna A La King

Tuna or chicken a la king
Chicken or tuna a la king on a puff pastry shell. Thomas Firak Photography / Getty Images
  • 30 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 6 Servings
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Serve this creamy tuna a la king over toast points, puff pastry shells, or biscuits, or use this as a topping for baked potatoes.

This recipe may be made with about 1 cup of chopped cooked chicken, salmon, or turkey as well. 

What You'll Need

  • 1 can tuna (white, in water, drained)
  • 3 tablespoons margarine
  • 1 cup celery (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup onion (chopped)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 dash black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons flour (all-purpose)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 1 cup peas (drained, canned or frozen)
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 3 tablespoons water chestnuts (chopped)
  • Garnish: toast points, or chow mein noodles

How to Make It

Saute celery and onion in margarine until tender.

Blend in flour, salt, and pepper.

Mix milk, beaten egg and soup and add to the first mixture.

Cook over low heat until sauce is thick and smooth.

Add Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, and thyme.

Last 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.

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 359
Total Fat 25 g
Saturated Fat 13 g
Unsaturated Fat 7 g
Cholesterol 99 mg
Sodium 447 mg
Carbohydrates 23 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Protein 12 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)