Mom Pat's Tuna and Noodles from Scratch

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Dienia B.

Mom made this a lot. It's simple, cheap, and very good. [not made with soup] Get a lot more than with box mix This a mild comfort food that kids like

Top Review by Happy Harry 2

I chose to make this for the "My Three Chefs" challenge. Due to the high fat and sodium ratio, I did some tweaking to lower this. 1. After I drained the oil from the tuna,I rinsed it to remove the rest of the oil. 2.I cut the margarine to two tbls. 3. I cut the flour to 3 tbls to make the roux and added some of the starchy water from the cooked noodles. So you see, I did not add or take away any ingredients. The end results was a tasty, but somewhat bland meal that had some hot pepper sauce added at the table to add some kick.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the noodles in boiling water according to package directions.
  2. Melt the margarine in a skillet; add the oil from the tuna cans. this will add flavor to the sauce Add the flour and stir well to incorporate to make a roux.
  3. Add the canned milk to the roux and stir constantly until thickened. cook a couple of minutes to get the raw taste from the flour and thicken gravy salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Add the peas, mushrooms and drained tuna; cook until vegetables are done.
  5. Add cooked noodles and heat through.

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