Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
This recipe came from a “Microwave speed meals” booklet. I have to admit I never microwaved it. I serve it over egg noodles. My daughter and her friends (teens) love this.
- 2 (6 1/2 ounce) cans solid white tuna packed in water
- 1 1⁄4 cups corn flake crumbs, divided
- 1⁄3 cup mayonnaise
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons green onions, sliced
- 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
- 1 (1 7/8 ounce) package white sauce mix, I use Knorr
- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 1⁄4 teaspoon dried dill weed
- Combine tuna, 1-cup cornflake crumbs, the mayonnaise, egg onion and mustard in a medium mixing bowl.
- Shape into 12 balls, 1-½ inches in diameter.
- Place remaining ¼ cup cornflakes crumbs in shallow dish. Roll each ball in crumbs to coat evenly.
- Arrange tuna balls in 9-inch pie plate. Bake in a 350-degree oven until golden brown, for.
- About 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile on a small saucepan blend milk with white sauce mix. Cook until sauce thickens (or follow package directions or…make your own white sauce. Recipe #62371).
- Add peas and dill weed. Mix well.
- Serve tuna balls over egg noodles and drizzle with the sauce.
I made this recipe as a PAC choice & was attracted to it for several reasons. DH & I love most things tuna & my own recipe for salmon or tuna patties also uses corn flakes as the bonding agent. I also liked the idea of baking the tuna balls & combining them w/a veggie, pasta & sauce for a 1-dish meal. The tuna mixture seemed a bit dry to me & I had some trouble getting good coverage of them w/the corn flakes, but that was prob my own awkwardness w/a new process. I served the combo over rice & did use Bechamel Sauce by evelyn/athens that you suggested for the sauce as it easily adapted to the amt of sauce needed. Pls see my rating system - a very worthy 4* for a tasty, rich & satisfying meal we both liked a lot. Thx for sharing this recipe w/us. :-)