Meal Stacking - 2/28/05

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Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Mayonnaise
  • 1 stick butter/margarine
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette or other vinaigrette dressing
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • 1 jar Alfredo pasta sauce
  • 3 c. uncooked tri-color Rotini pasta
  • 1 bag (16 oz.) frozen broccoli, carrots & cauliflower combination
  • 1 box seasoned croutons
  • 4 oz. Swiss cheese (to be shredded)
  • 1 bunch celery
  • 2 green onions
  • 1 loaf of bread (8 slices needed)
  • 4 oz. sour cream
  • 1 bag of favorite chips
  • 2 cans (16 oz. each) Garbanzo beans (Chickpeas)
  • 6 cans (6 oz. each) Albacore tuna, in water
  • 1 med. onion
  • Fresh parsley
  • 1 med. Tomato

Let’s Start Stackin’:

  1. These meals use canned Albacore tuna, so there is no need to prepare any bulk meat or reserves.

Directions

Meal #1 - Tuna Twist Casserole

  • ½ c. Alfredo pasta sauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 to 3 c. uncooked tricolor Rotini pasta
  • 2 c. (from a 1 lb. bag) frozen broccoli, cauliflower, & carrots,
  • 2 cans (6 oz. each) Albacore tuna, in water, drained
  • 1 c. seasoned croutons


  1. Preheat oven to 350?. In a medium saucepan, prepare pasta according to package directions; drain.
  2. Mix alfredo sauce, eggs, & minced garlic in an ungreased baking dish, 8”x8”x 2”. Stir in 4 c. cooked pasta, vegetables, & tuna. Press lightly in baking dish.
  3. Cover & bake 20 minutes or until set. Sprinkle with croutons.
    Serves 4 - 6.


* May substitute frozen broccoli, thawed & drained, for frozen vegetable
mixture.



Meal #2 - Toasted Swiss & Tuna
  • 2 cans (6 oz. each) Albacore tuna in water, drained
  • 1 c. (4 oz.) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 c. celery, chopped
  • 2 T. chopped green onion
  • ½ c. mayonnaise
  • ½ c. sour cream
  • 8 slices bread
  • 2 T. butter or margarine, softened


  1. Combine tuna, cheese, celery & green onion. Stir in mayonnaise & sour cream. Spread tuna mixture on 4 of the bread slices; top with remaining bread.
  2. Lightly butter both sides of each sandwich. Cook in a heavy skillet about 2 minutes per side or until bread is toasted & cheese melts.
  3. Serve with favorite chips. Serves 4.



Meal #3 - Quick Tuna & Garbanzo Salad

  • 2 cans (16 oz. each) Garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
  • 1½ cans (6 oz. each) Albacore tuna, in water, drained
  • ½ c. finely chopped celery
  • ¼ c. finely chopped onion
  • 2 T. chopped fresh parsley
  • ? c. balsamic vinaigrette, or other vinaigrette dressing
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • Torn lettuce leaves, for serving


  1. In a medium bowl, combine beans, tuna, celery, onion, parsley,
    vinaigrette, salt, & pepper; stir to combine.
  2. Add tomato; stir gently.
  3. If desired, serve over torn lettuce leaves as individual servings.
    Serves 4.


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