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Tuna Rice 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 Rice Casserole

Tuna Rice Casserole (VRP 400)

Tuna Rice Casserole (VRP 400)


  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 can (10½ oz.) condensed mushroom soup
  • 1 can (7 oz.) tuna
  • ½ cup grated Cheddar cheese
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups minute rice
  • 1 can (16 oz.) green peas, drained
  • ½ cup potato chips - crushed
  • 2 tablespoons butter - melted


    Grease 1½ qt. casserole

    Blend milk, water and soup in tuna, cheese, rice, mustard, salt and vegetables
    Pour butter over chips to top casserole
    Bake 400° - 25 minutes

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Sunday 18th of February 2024

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