Tuna Melt Sliders

When I was little, I remember celebrating Christmas Eve at my Aunt and Uncle’s house.  The food was always pitch-in style, with everyone bringing something.  One thing that showed up year after year was tuna melt sandwiches.

It seems like such a simple thing to have on Christmas Eve, but it fit in just fine with the hot sub sandwiches and other fun snack foods that were shared.  And the tuna melts became part of Christmas Eve for me, just because they showed up for several years in a row.  

Isn’t there a saying about how most of life is just showing up?  I guess it’s just as true for tuna melts as for people.

This is not the same recipe that my mom made when I was little.  I decided to use cheddar instead of Velveeta.  And I threw in some Kraft Mayonnaise instead of the butter that mom used.  

Mom always made them on hamburger buns.  I found some slider buns at the store.  They were the perfect size to serve with soup.

Right now, you can get some coupons to use on Kraft Mayonnaise and Kraft cheese.  You can save up to $20 and the coupons are only redeemable at Target stores.  Saving money makes these little tuna melts an even better deal!

Here’s what you’ll need to make them:

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Not Your Mama’s Tuna Noodle Casserole

 

Tuna noodle casserole is not something that I make often.  But when Kettle Brand potato chips asked me to create a recipe using their chips, I couldn’t get this idea out of my head.

Tuna casserole has long been topped with crushed chips, but Kettle Brand (#TheRealKettleChips) takes this to a whole new level.  These are not your average chips.  And this is not your average Tuna Noodle Casserole either.

I used Kettle Brand Salt and Pepper chips to top creamy noodles and tuna.  I also used red and green bell peppers, celery and onion to add flavor and color to the casserole.  And everything gets folded into a homemade sauce.  I love that this casserole is better for you than the classic version.  No cream soups and also Kettle Brand Chips are better for you than other chips too.  Kettle Brand uses only real, all-natural ingredients and is the first potato chip to be verified by the NonGMO Project.

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It makes for a delicious casserole that even my skeptical family liked.  Not a morsel was left uneaten.

And the chips are amazing on their own too.  The Salt and Pepper variety are crunchy, crispy with just enough salt and pepper to make them taste fantastic.  We could have eaten and eaten them.  They’re definitely on our new favorite list for snack foods.  As a bonus, they’re all natural!

Here’s what you’ll need:

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Not Your Mama’s Tuna Noodle Casserole

Serves: 6-8 servings

Ingredients
  • 8 cups egg noodles
  • 2 cans chunk light tuna in water 4.5oz each
  • ½ small onion, minced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • ½ green pepper, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 4 Tbs. butter
  • 4 Tbs. flour
  • 3 cups milk, warmed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1½ - 2 cups crushed Kettle Brand Salt and Pepper Chips
Instructions
  1. Cook noodles according to package directions.
  2. Drain tuna and set aside.
  3. Cook onion, green pepper, red pepper, celery in butter in a large skillet till veggies are tender.
  4. Whisk in flour, combining with butter. Cook for 1 minute.
  5. Whisk in milk until sauce is well combined. Cook over medium heat until sauce begins to thicken.
  6. Season sauce with salt and pepper.
  7. Combine cooked noodles, tuna and sauce.
  8. Pour into greased casserole dish.
  9. Top with crushed chips.
  10. Bake 350 for 20-25 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

Have you ever tried using Kettle Brand (@KettleChips) potato chips in a recipe?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kettle Brand. The opinions and text are all mine.

Summertime Tuna Tomato Salad

This is not your typical tuna salad.  There’s no mayo.

Instead, the tuna is served over avocado slices and topped with tomatoes, cilantro and a simple vinaigrette dressing.  The flavors are out of this world.  For complete happiness, serve it with good, crusty bread.

Oh yeah, you don’t need to turn the oven on for this dinner either.

Here’s what you’ll need:  [Read more…]

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