Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

Cashews and chow mein noodles set this recipe apart from other tuna casseroles. My dear friend Donna W. shared this recipe with me many moons ago.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sauté celery, onion and green pepper in 1 1/2 tablespoons butter.
  2. In saucepan, melt 3 tablespoons butter.
  3. Mix in flour, stir until smooth.
  4. Remove from heat and add salt and milk.
  5. Heat the mixture until it boils (stirring frequently).
  6. Boil for 1 minute or until thick (keep stirring).
  7. Add tuna and sauce to vegetables in pan.
  8. Stir in milk, 1 cup of the chow mein noodles, the cashews and pepper.
  9. Pour into 1 1/2 quart buttered baking dish.
  10. Top with remaining chow mein noodles.
  11. Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes.
Most Helpful

This was an easy recipe & ready for the oven in no time at all. I added one more cup of noodles to the mixture and an extra can of tuna. Very good, thank you.

Charlotte J January 30, 2002

Really excellent. Fast and tasty. Next time I think I will add all the noodles to the mix, cutting them up first for easier serving.

Tomboy February 24, 2002

I used salmon instead of tuna, because that's what I have in the house. I added extra cashews and noodles and I served it over hot jasmine rice. It came out pretty good. My husband liked it enough to ask me to make it again!

strawberrybird September 15, 2006