Tuna Ring With Cheese Sauce

"This is from my mother's Betty Crocker Recipe Card Library from the 70's. I've been enjoying it for 3 decades! It's so delicious, and not as hard as the recipe is lengthy. It makes even a novice cook look pretty darn impressive!"
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photo by Swan Valley Tammi
photo by Swan Valley Tammi photo by Swan Valley Tammi
photo by Swan Valley Tammi photo by Swan Valley Tammi
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  • Filling: Beat egg slightly; set aside 2 T egg.
  • Stir tuna, onion, cheese, parsley, celery salt, and pepper into remaining egg.
  • (You can do this part ahead and keep in refrigerator until ready to use.) Dough: Stir baking mix& water to a soft dough.
  • Knead 5 times on a floured cloth covered board.
  • (I just do this on a floured surface.) Roll out into a rectangle.
  • Spread with filling.
  • Roll up to make a long roll.
  • Place sealed edge down on greased baking sheet.
  • (I make a circle or a half-circle.) With scissors, make cuts 2/3 deep at 1"-2" intervals.
  • (I slightly turn each piece to show filling.) Brush top with reserved egg.
  • Bake at 375F for 25-30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make cheese sauce.
  • Cheese Sauce: Melt butter over low heat.
  • Blend in baking mix, salt, and pepper.
  • Cook over low heat, stirring, until smooth and bubbly.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Stir in milk.
  • Heat to boiling, stirring constantly.
  • Boil and stir one minute.
  • Stir in cheese until melted.
  • (I rarely bring this to a boil. I just make sure it's nice and hot, bringing the heat up slowly. Maybe it's my own quirk, but I don't scorch the milk that way. I slice the tuna ring and serve the slices and pass the cheese sauce. This is so yummy!).

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  1. A tasty, hearty casserole that doesn't look like a casserole! One of my old favourites. True, the method looks daunting, but once you've tried it, you'll discover that not only is it worth the effort, but that it's also not as complicated as it looks! I always add a pinch of dry mustard and a sprinkle of cayenne powder to the cheese sauce for a little bit of extra bite.
  2. Um okay wow. This looks like something Grandma would have made when you were a kid. Mine didn't, but I wish she would have! Despite what looks like a long process, I had everything ready within 20 minutes. I found when mixing up the dough, I needed to wet my hands to pick up the final pieces of flaked off dough. NOTE! I was weary about a recipe using bisquick in a cheese sauce, unlike the usual flour/butter mix. DO IT. Just do it. You will NOT regret it. It made up some of the fluffiest, softest cheese sauce I've ever had. Going to be saving the whole recipe, but most specifically the cheese sauce. Will be amazing over broccoli! Love love LOVE this cheap recipe!
  3. OMG! What a blast from the past! My Mom used to make this a couple times a week when my dad was off saving the world. He didn't like tuna, so that was our "go to" meal, since tuna casserole was so awful. My job was to make the sauce, and I thought I was such a COOK!!! lol. Thanks!
  4. Tasty and easy! Thanks for sharing the recipe.
  5. Thank you for posting this! I lost my Tuna Ring recipe card from the set I purchased when I was in grade school (Long time ago!)<br/>This is an easy, very tasty recipe and can be made with different cheeses to vary the flavor.



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