Recipe by Watkinslady30
Tuna sandwich in a casserole form. Talk about an All-American recipe! Budget stretcher and great way to use up that bread has gone stale. This casserole is a make ahead casserole. Prepare in the morning and bake in the evening. You can use different kinds of bread or other canned meats to vary the recipe.
Top Review by flower7
I had some stale hotdog buns to use and this was the perfect way to use them. I left out the celery (don't like it) and used red peppers not green but otherwise followed the recipe. I also had some cheddar cheese I needed to use so sprinkled it on the top after taking out of the oven so I had a tuna melt casserole :) Thanks for the recipe!
- 12 slices bread
- 3 tablespoons margarine or 3 tablespoons butter, softened
- 2 (6 ounce) cans tuna, drained and flaked
- 1 1⁄2 cups celery, chopped
- 3⁄4 cup sweet green pepper, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup onion, chopped
- 3⁄4 cup mayonnaise or 3⁄4 cup salad dressing
- 2 tablespoons pickle relish
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups milk
- 10 3⁄4 ounces condensed cream of mushroom soup
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried dill
Directions See How It's Made
- Grease 3 quart rectangular baking dish; set aside. 13 x 9 x 2 works best.
- Trim the crusts from the bread slices. Spread a side of 6 of the bread slices with half of the softened margarine or butter.
- Place the bread slices, buttered side up, over the bottom of the baking dish, trimming the bread slices as necessary to fit; set aside.
- In a large bowl, stir together the tuna, celery, green peppers, pickle relish and onions. Add the mayonnaise or salad dressing; stir to combine all of the ingredients.
- Spread the tuna mixture over the buttered bread slices in the baking dish. Spread the remaining margarine or butter over a side of each of the remaining bread slices. Place the bread slices, buttered side up, over the tuna mixture, trimming the slices as necessary to fit.
- In a large bowl using a wire whisk, beat the eggs. Stir in the milk, undiluted cream of mushroom soup and dill weed; mix well.
- Carefully pour the soup mixture evenly over the bread and tuna layers in the baking dish. Cover the baking dish and chill in the refrigerator overnight.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F
- Bake the casserole, uncovered, in the 350°F oven about 1 hour or until the top of the casserole is golden brown. Let cool for about 10 minutes before serving to allow it to set up.