Tuna Cottage Cheese Casserole Recipe

Odd Combination

This recipe is from the 1950’s and is from a Borden’s cheese advertisement. I like tuna and I like cottage cheese, but I am dubious about them being together in a recipe, but it is an interesting idea.

1950's BORDEN AD

1950's Main Dish


Borden had been around since the start of the 20th century, when they started out with condensed milk, they soon expanded to various types of cheeses and in the 1950's were also selling milk and other fresh dairy, ice cream and even coffee. Magazine advertisements were very common in the 1950's and usually featured Elsie the cow and her 2 cute kids and dimwitted husband.

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Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: 4 to 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked medium noodles
  • 7 ounce can tuna, drained and flaked
  • 8 ounce package cottage cheese
  • 4 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 ½ cups milk
  • Paprika

Instructions

  1. Place half the noodle in a buttered 2 quart baking dish. Cover noodles with half the tuna and half the cottage cheese. Repeat layers.
  2. Melt butter over lower heat, remove from heat and blend in flour and seasonings. Gradually stir in milk, mixing until well blended. Return to heat and cook, stirring constantly until mixture thickens.
  3. Pour milk mixture over noodles in dish and sprinkle top with paprika.
  4. Bake in 375 degree over for 25 minutes, makes 4 to 6 servings.

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