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
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 30 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
359 Calories
25g Fat
23g Carbs
12g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 359
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 13g 63%
Cholesterol 99mg 33%
Sodium 447mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 12g
Calcium 195mg 15%
*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.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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. 


  • 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

Steps to Make It

  1. Saute celery and onion in margarine until tender.

  2. Blend in flour, salt, and pepper.

  3. Mix milk, beaten egg, and soup.

  4. Add them to the first mixture.

  5. Cook over low heat until sauce is thick and smooth.

  6. Add Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, and thyme.

  7. Lastly, add peas and tuna.

  8. 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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