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“I found this recipe in a Taste of Home cookbook (one of those little ones sold by the checkstand in a grocery store). It is quick and easy to prepare but tastes like you cooked all day! I haven't served it yet to anyone who hasn't loved it. The combination of potato flakes and french fried onions compliment the tuna and cheese nicely!”
1 Pie

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Crust
  • 1 cup flour
  • 12 cup masked potato flakes
  • 12 cup butter or 12 cup margarine
  • 3 -4 tablespoons ice water
  • 1 (2 7/8 ounce) can French-fried onions, divided (I used the cheese flavored ones)
  • Filling
  • 34 cup mashed potato flakes
  • 4 ounces shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 2 tablespoons chopped stuffed green olives
  • 1 (7 ounce) can albacore tuna in water, drained and flaked
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 egg


  1. In medium bowl combine flour and potato flakes.
  2. Cut in margarine until crumbly.
  3. Add water 1 tbsp at a time until dough is just moist enought to hold together.
  4. Press over bottom and up sides of ungreased 9 or 10 inch pie plate.
  5. Flute edges.
  6. Set aside 1/2 c french fried onions.
  7. Sprinkle remaining onions into pastry shell.
  8. In another bowl, combine the filling ingredients except 1/2 c cheese.
  9. Spoon filling over onions in pe plate.
  10. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until crust is golden.
  11. Sprinkle with reserved cheese and onions.
  12. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
  13. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting.

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