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Tuna Scallop (VRP 001)

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Tuna Scallop is a warm, comforting casserole that combines the simplicity of canned tuna with hearty macaroni and a creamy white sauce. Topped with grated cheese and baked to perfection, this dish is perfect for weeknight dinners, offering a satisfying meal that’s both easy to prepare and delicious. Whether you’re looking for a new way to enjoy tuna or need a quick and comforting meal, this Tuna Scallop recipe is sure to please.

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Tuna Scallop

A Short History

Casseroles have been a staple of American cuisine since the early 20th century, known for their convenience and versatility. Tuna, being readily available and easy to store, became a popular ingredient in many casserole recipes, especially during the mid-20th century. The Tuna Scallop casserole is a testament to this tradition, blending the familiar flavors of tuna and pasta with a rich, creamy sauce for a dish that’s both comforting and hearty.

Tips for Making Tuna Scallop

  • Draining Tuna: Ensure the tuna is well-drained before mixing with the macaroni to prevent the casserole from becoming too watery.
  • Cooking Macaroni: Cook the macaroni al dente according to package instructions, as it will continue to cook in the oven, preventing it from becoming too soft.
  • White Sauce Preparation: The key to a smooth white sauce is to whisk the mixture continuously while cooking to prevent lumps. The powdered milk adds a rich creaminess without the need for fresh milk.
  • Layering: For an even distribution of flavors and textures, thoroughly mix the tuna and macaroni before combining with the white sauce.
  • Baking: Baking the casserole until bubbly and golden brown on top creates a delightful crust that contrasts beautifully with the creamy interior.

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Tuna Scallop Recipe

The Tuna Scallop casserole is a classic dish that offers the warmth and comfort of home-cooked meals with the ease of preparation that modern cooks appreciate. It’s a testament to the enduring appeal of casseroles and the versatility of tuna as an ingredient. Serve this dish hot from the oven for a meal that’s sure to become a family favorite.

Tuna Scallop

Tuna Scallop

Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 can tuna
  • 1 cup macaroni, cooked
  • 2 cups white sauce
  • 4 tablespoons grated cheese
  • 6 tablespoons powdered milk
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Open and drain tuna
  2. Mix cooked macaroni with tuna
  3. Prepare white sauce by adding all ingredients to small sauce pan and cook until smooth (powdered milk, flour, butter, water, and salt(
  4. Add white sauce to tuna mixture
  5. Add all ingredients to casserole dish and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes

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