Tuna Pot Pie

Tuna pot pie is  a true comfort food and retro classic, with tuna and vegetables  in a creamy  cheese sauce between layers  of flaky pastry.
Tuna Pot Pie

Tuna Pot  Pie

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

This post is sponsored on behalf of #FallFlavors. Our generous sponsors Door  County Coffee and Tea Company and Millican Pecan  have provided us with products for recipe creation and a giveaway for our readers. As always, all opinions are my own.

My recipe of the day is  for  tuna pot pie, which I am  posting with Fall Flavors week. With the weather cooling  down (hopefully very  soon!) it’s a great time to think about those favorite kind of recipes that use the oven.

Tuna Pot Pie

A longtime favorite of mine has been a tuna pot pie- which goes back to when  I was a kid. I always loved getting the little frozen pot pies even though they seemed a little small and  light on ingredients. But hey,  they were cheap. And obviously why my mom went for them sometimes, when money was tight.

Tuna Pot Pie is a Budget  Favorite

Tuna remains a champion  for tight grocery bills. We have often enjoyed tuna salad sandwiches and many a tuna noodle casserole. But life isn’t always about sandwiches and pasta. Sometimes you just want  pie. But the sad fact is, if you want to run to  the market and grab some, you will be out of luck, since they stopped making them at some point. All retro things go their own way- doesn’t mean they weren’t good (because they were!) but new products came out and needed shelf space, and lost out maybe to chicken, beef, or turkey pies.

Many Variations  on Tuna Pot Pie

Everyone likely has their  own idea of what goes into a pot pie and I do as well. For mine, you won’t be seeing canned soup. And  while  I like mushrooms with tuna casserole, you won’t see them in this recipe at least (you might later)  as I wanted to keep this one pretty basic. I even passed on the potatoes since I put in a bottom crust, and wanted to be a teensy bit controlling of a few carbs. And since I like a pot pie with double crust,  potatoes were out for this round.

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Cinnamon Glazed Donut French Toast by Daily Dish Recipes
Cranberry Pecan Coffee Cake by Family Around the Table
Ginger Pear Muffins by Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Healthy Chocolate Pumpkin Waffles by Tip Garden
Spiced Coffee Toffee Bread by Cheese Curd In Paradise

Baked Stuffed Acorn Squash with Sausage and Apples by Simple and Savory
Door County Maple Coffee-Crusted Steak by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Java Beef Flatbread Pizza by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Pecan Crusted Chicken Cutlets with Pears by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Tuna Pot Pie by Palatable Pastime
Vegan Chili by Red Cottage Chronicles

Apple Cheesecake Streusel Bars by Love and Confections
Caramel Apple Cookie Cups by Sweet Beginnings
Caramel Pecan Cookie Sticks by The Freshman Cook
Cinnamon Maple Pecan Cookies by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Coffee Granita by Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Irish Apple Cake by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Pecan Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie by Crumb Top Baking
Pecan Pie Bars by Books n’ Cooks
Pumpkin Bundts with Brown Butter Glaze and Candied Pecans by Our Good Life
Vegan Coffee Layer Cake by The Baking Fairy

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Tuna Pot Pie

Tuna Pot Pie

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Tuna Pot Pie

Tuna Pot Pie

Tuna Pot Pie

Sue Lau
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American


  • 2 9- inch pie crusts
  • 3 6- ounce cans tuna drained
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen peas and carrots
  • 1 rib celery diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 ounce jar pimientos drained
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 425F.
  • Fit one of the pie crusts into the bottom of a pie plate.
  • Saute the peas and carrots, celery and onion in the butter until the onion softens.
  • Stir the flour into the vegetables to coat.
  • Add milk all at once and stir over low to moderate heat until it comes to a boil, then boil one minute to thicken.
  • Stir in the pimientos, marjoram, salt, pepper, drained tuna and cheese.
  • Put the filling in the pie plate and top with the other crust, crimping the edges closed.
  • Cut several vent holes in the top crust.
  • Bake 30-35 minutes or until browned.


From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com
Keyword autumn recipes, budget meals, pot pie
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Tuna Pot Pie

12 responses

    • You have to be on team tuna to love it. But I do like tuna myself. I used to see the frozen tuna potpies all the time but not anymore. I suspect the tuna pot pie evolved out of the British fish pie which has a potato topper (I have a recipe posted for that too). A good homemade pot pie is miles from the retro frozen ones. Which are mostly sauce.

  1. Hi Sue im making the tuna pot pie do i need to pre bake the pasrty in the dish before i fill it then place top and bake until golden hoping to make this tonight ? Sincerely your’s GARY DUNNE

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