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Mushroom Tuna Sauce

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(NC) - A nutritious topping that makes a quick brunch, lunch or light dinner. Serve on toast, cooked rice, egg noodles, spinach or asparagus.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 1/2 tbsp butter 22 mL
  • 8 oz sliced fresh mushrooms 250 g
  • 1/2 cup Each chopped onion, celery, red pepper 125 mL
  • 3/4 tsp dried thyme, basil or dill 4 mL
  • 1/4 tsp Each salt and pepper 1 mL
  • 1 tbsp all purpose flour 15 mL
  • 1 1/2 cups milk 375 mL
  • 1 can (170 g) chunk light tuna in water 1


In a large saucepan melt butter over medium high heat; stir in mushrooms, onion, celery and red pepper.

Cook stirring constantly for 4-5 minutes or until vegetables have softened. Add herb, salt, pepper and flour cook and stir for 1 minute. Gradually stir in milk, bring to boil stirring and cooking until thickened.

Reduce heat; drain tuna reserving liquid and add to sauce. Heat until warm; if it is too thick after standing add some of the reserved water from tuna for desired consistency.

Serve over toast, cooked rice, egg noodles, spinach or asparagus.


Add 3/4 cup (175 mL) frozen peas with the tuna.

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Serving Size: Makes 4 Servings

Nutritional Information: Per Serving; Calories: 159, Protein: 14.1 g, Fat: 6.7 g, Carbohydrates: 11.7 g, Dietary Fibre: 1.8 g

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