Saturday, August 17, 2013

Tea Room Recipe #33 - Miss Addie's Tea Room and B&B (Muskogee, OK)

I love to come across casserole recipes in tea room cookbooks. Why? Because I know they'll typically be something simple, delicious, and suitable for both the afternoon and evening mealtimes. This week, I was drawn to a tuna casserole recipe I found in a sweet little 1998 cookbook from a tea room in Oklahoma.

Miss Addie's, you'll be pleased to know, is still around, and today it's a café and pub, according to their website. Best of all, they still offer the tea room cookbook for any of you who might want a copy! (Go here for ordering information.)

This casserole was super easy to whip up, and I adjusted the recipe below by using a 12-ounce box of noodles, two (5-ounce) cans of tuna, and a bit more of all the veggies. That way, I got two 9x9-inch casseroles, one for now and one for later. I used whole wheat pasta, and this was quite a delicious lunch dish, especially with those crunchy almonds and the cheesy soup mix. Yum!

Tuna Noodle Casserole

6 ounces ziti noodles
7 ounces of canned tuna, drained
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 cup sliced celery
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup green pepper, chopped
2 tablespoons margarine or butter
1/4 cup chopped pimientos
1 teaspoon salt
1 can cream of celery soup
1/2 cup milk
1 cup shredded Velveeta (I used shredded Cheddar)
1/2 cup toasted almond slices

Cook noodles according to package directions and drain. In small saucepan, sauté the celery, onion and green pepper in butter. In a large mixing bowl, combine noodles, tuna, mayonnaise, vegetables and salt. In a sauce pan, blend soup and milk over medium heat. Add cheese and combine until melted. Add soup mixture to tuna/vegetable mixture and combine. Pour into a 13 x 9-inch casserole dish, top with almonds, and bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.


  1. WOW, I haven't made a tuna casserole in YEARS.

    Now that is true comfort food, in my opinion.

    Thanks, as always, for sharing, Angela!

    Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs.

  2. This sounds wonderful. I always learn something new from you and sometimes I get very hungry after reading what you wrote. Blessings

  3. Wow, this looks better than the tuna casserole I make. I cannot get my hubby to eat WW pasta so I buy the fibre enriched white and he doesn't notice a difference.

  4. Hello Angela, this recipe looks so good! I am going to try it. Glad to hear they are still in business. Thanks for sharing, Joanie

  5. Angela, so happy to see others are eating this casserole.
    When my children were home (last one graduated HS in 99), Tuna-Broccli casserole was a weekly meal. One of my daughters has continued this meal with her children. This past summer when we had 4 of the grands, we had this for supper on night, and no one complained. It continues to be one of my al time favorite comfort casseroles.


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