Tuna macaroni loaf. Pondering this for a second. I could have passed it by…until I saw the pimientos on the top. And saw how disgusting a LOAF of tuna macaroni was.
The tuna macaroni loaf recipe I have pictured here is floating around in couple of different forms, both from the same era. One image is from a cookbook. The other was actually part of an advertisement for “Chicken of the Sea.” The advertisement image is from Natalie on Flickr, though there are a couple more people who’ve posted the same one. (Hence me feeling all right using it).
Now, I wouldn’t have picked this just because it was horrible until I found out the following: 2 different websites from the current era actually went and made them. (They make vintage recipes and report the results. They’re great sites!)
Verdict: general consensus seemed to be that the “tuna macaroni loaf” tastes as bad as it looks and sounds.
Check out: Dinner is Served 1972 -and- Retro Recipe if you’re interested in seeing the step-by-step pictures more about how it tasted!
Recipe card image from: http://vintagerecipecards.com/2014/08/18/tuna-cheese-macaroni-loaf/. Please visit them to see the original recipe page!