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Tuna Noodle Casserole (VRP 400)

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Vintage Recipe Box 400 comes to us from Chalfont, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

It is a large white metal box that measures 12” D x 5.5” W x 4” H and has a metal tag that says “American Home Menu Maker.” According to my research, the box was sold in multiple colors for $1 and included 212 “basic recipes” for an additional $.50. (See the image below, which is an order form to purchase the box.)

At this time, we do not know anything about the history of the box.

We do show that this box came to us with another box, but at this time, we are not sure if the same person owned them or if the eBay seller grouped them.

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Tuna Noodle Casserole

Tuna Noodle Casserole

Tuna Noodle Casserole (VRP 400)


  • 1/4 pound medium noodles, cooked
  • 7-ounce can tuna fish, flaked
  • 10½-ounce can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup top milk
  • 4-ounce can sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 3 tablespoons green pepper, chopped
  • 1 hard-cooked egg, diced
  • 1/4 cup diced celery
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup fine, buttered crumbs


    Combine drained, cooked noodles, tuna fish, mushroom soup, top of milk, mushrooms, green pepper, hard-cooked egg, celery and salt and mix well.
    Pour mixture into a buttered 1½-quart casserole.
    Sprinkle buttered crumbs over top.
    Bake in a preheated oven.
    Temperature: 350° F.
    Time: about 45 minutes

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